Welcome Gary Bernstein!

Welcome Gary Bernstein as our new Chief Executive Officer to the Jewish Community Alliance of NEPA. Gary first began his JCC career as a Health and Physical EducationWorker at the New Orleans JCC and spent close to thirty years in various positions eventually rising to the executive level at the JCC of the North Shore in Marblehead, MA, the Gardenswartz JCC in Albuquerque, NM and finally at the JCC of Louisville in Louisville,KY.


After spending the last dozen years as a full time University professor teaching Sport Management, as well as serving as the President of Bernstein Group and Associatesfocusing on helping and guiding other nonprofits thrive, he is thrilled to return to Jewish Communal Service.


Gary’s work at the Jewish Community Alliance will include overseeing the day to day operations of the Friedman Jewish Community Center, while also serving as thestaff leader of the community's campaigns and managing programs which serve the needy.


He has made significant contributions to the nonprofit sector and has authored two books that are used in University classroom and Y’s & JCC’s today on the topicsof Sport Marketing (Sagamore Publishers) and Nonprofit Management and Leadership (Sentia Publishers).


Gary also serves as an Editorial Board Member and is a frequent contributor and author of various management and leadership topics with OnSite Fitness Magazine,a quarterly publication geared towards JCC’s and YW & YMCA’s. 


Gary is excited to get started and is looking forward to working on developing meaningful relationships in the community while working with the professional staffand board of directors to enhance program offerings and growing membership affiliation.


You can reach Gary at gary.bernstein@nepajca.org