Hometown: Aberdeen, NJ
Favorite Jewish Holiday: Passover
Favorite Philly Food: South Philly Barbacoa
Alan never sat straight enough for his kindergarten teacher, but managed to make something of himself, nonetheless. Besides working in leadership at five different urban JCC’s, Alan has been awarded the Helen Diller Award for Excellence in Jewish Education, and holds a Master’s in Education from Sonoma State University. In addition, he’s begun pronouncing the “t’s” in such words as diverse as “mountain” and “fountain,” despite growing up in New Jersey. It’s the little things, truth be told, that bring him joy: Doing a spot on Otis Redding at karaoke, keeping his house plants alive, and roller skating on his birthday. The highlight of his week is celebrating Shabbat by visiting the farmer’s market in Chestnut Hill with his kids. He likes it when they slouch.