Daniel M. Bernstein, President/CEO, Merage JCC of Orange County, Irvine, CA, USA

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Daniel M. Bernstein, who has worked in the Jewish Community Center field since 1982, serves as the President/CEO of the Merage Jewish Community Center in Orange County, California since 2003. Dan, a native New Yorker, was named Mandel Scholar and Israel Scholar by the Jewish Community Centers of North America. Bernstein considers his greatest triumph in the JCC field as hosting the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest seven times, opening up two different resident camps and opening up two separate JCCs that helped build two separate Jewish Communities. Dan now resides in Orange County with his wife, Lynn and two children, Beth and Scott.