Jordan Shenker, CEO, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ, USA

jordan shenker

Jordan has been in the JCC field for over 25 years. Jordan began his career in his home town of Portland, Oregon where he was a 4th generation Portlander. Jordan worked at the JCC in Portland for 8 years, the JCC in Houston, Texas for 10 years and served as the CEO of the JCC in Richmond, Virginia for 8 years, and the Sr. Vice-President of Community Services for JCC Association of North America overseeing all consultation and services to JCCs across the continent and executive placement. Jordan was named CEO of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, one of the largest JCCs in the country, in June, 2015.

Jordan has been an active presenter at regional and national conferences for many years for the Athletic Business Conference, Athletic Business University, JCC Association of North America professional conference and Biennial, Parks and Recreation conferences as well as a guest lecturer at the University of Richmond in the areas of marketing and non-profit management.

Jordan received his undergraduate degree in communications with a minor in Jewish music from Thomas Edison State College and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Jordan is married 29 years to his wife, Tracey (who is an executive director of a local conservative congregation) and they have three boys, Joshua , age 24 (who is now an employee in the JCC field as a day camp director and youth coordinator), Matthew, age 22 (currently employed as a elementary school counselor) and Eli, age 17 (who works for the local JCC afterschool program and camp). In his free time, Jordan enjoys spending time with his family, is an avid NBA fan and regularly goes to the movies.