Schmooze, S’mores, & More Camp Fun!

2022 Honorees Amy Leon Eliza Millman Ekka PeckCelebrating and Honoring
10 years of JCC Rockland Camp

Saturday December 10th, 2022 at 7:30PM–11:00PM

Located at JCC Rockland 450 West Nyack Rd

2022 Honorees

Amy Leon

Amy is a busy mom of 2, a middle school French teacher of 14 years, and the owner of FIT4MOM Rockland, which opened in 2019. FIT4MOM Rockland offers fitness and community by moms for moms. With weekly fitness classes, playgroups, and moms’ nights outs, FIT4MOM provides young moms with the opportunity to connect within the local community. The signature class is Stroller Strides, featuring a total-body workout for mom with strength, cardio, and core training, all will engaging the little ones in a stroller with songs, puppets, bubbles, and more! The JCC has become the winter home for these stroller classes plus the moms-only Body Well training and FIT4BABY prenatal groups.

Amy also believes in the importance of community outreach and giving back. Therefore, she regularly participates in service activities to model these values with the moms and children of FIT4MOM Rockland. Past community projects have included a diaper drive and blessing bags for Center for Safety & Change, filling holiday wish lists for United Way of Rockland’s Hope for the Holidays, backpack drives for the Nyack Center, an Earth Day park clean up at Tallman State Park, and decorating cards for the Centro de Amigos. Amy also serves as a committee member for the Montefiore Nyack Foundation Rides & Strides event. FIT4MOM is a sponsor of the Kids Fun Run the event this fall, which benefits the Breast Center at the hospital. Additionally, the FIT4MOM Run Club+ participates in various local races that go to great local causes as well!

Since becoming parents, Amy and her husband, Justin, have also enjoyed finding their own opportunities for community and connection at the J. Their daughter Emma had the most incredible summer in camp’s J-Land program - the splash pad and zip-lining were her big summer highlights! Emma is also playing in her second season of soccer in the Mini Soccer program.

In her (very limited!) free time, Amy enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, connecting with friends, and trying new restaurants with her husband. She is truly honored to be part of Night Under The Stars.

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Eliza Millman

Eliza Millman joined JCC Rockland as Chief Operating Officer in March, 2013. In this role Eliza supervises all the JCC program staff and oversees all day to day operations of the agency. Eliza believes in engaging young families in Jewish life and continuing to expand programs and services for the vibrant Jewish community in Rockland County.

She feels fortunate she gets to focus on her passion of community building every day with her devoted and talented staff team at JCC Rockland. Some of Eliza’s accomplishments over the past decade at the JCC include helping to create and implement JCC Rockland Camps program and spearheading the development of the Deborah Koenig Early Childhood Center which opened in September, 2014.

Prior to working at JCC Rockland, Eliza worked for 13 years at JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ. Working as the Program Director at JCC MetroWest Eliza was responsible for creating major community programs and fundraising events. Eliza supervised all JCC programs and services for families with children in grades K-12, as well as all JCC satellite programs and services in Morris County, NJ. Eliza also served as the Associate Camp Director of the JCC MetroWest off-site day camp, Camp Deeny Riback in Flanders, NJ.

Eliza has her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland Honors Program, College Park. In order to further her education Eliza received a scholarship from the Jewish Community Center Association of North America which helped her to earn a dual Masters Degree in Social Work and Judaic Studies from University of Maryland School of Social Work and Baltimore Hebrew University. Eliza also holds a certificate in Jewish Communal Service from the Baltimore Institute of Jewish Communal Service (presently the Darrell D. Friedman Institute for Professional Development).

Originally from Rockville, MD, Eliza lives with her husband Scott and their 3 children in Livingston, NJ. Her son Joshua is a sophomore at the University of Illinois in Urbana- Champaign, her daughter Farah is a senior at Livington High School and her daughter Janna is a seventh grader at Heritage Middle School.

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Ekka Peck

Ekka has been involved in the JCC Rockland throughout her entire life, from Mitzvah Makers and Maccabi Games to sports programming and holiday and community celebrations and more. The JCC in all of its previous homes is something she remembers fondly—memories of purim carnivals, time in the gym, mitzvah days, and even celebrating her Sweet 16 at the location on Route 45. This place now serves as a home away from home to her and her husband Harrison and her two children Shai and Ziva as they are both in the Deborah Koenig Early Childhood Center and JCC Rockland Camps.

Ekka has a strong connection to Israel and after high school she went to Israel on Young Judaea's Year Course, Ekka fell so in love with Israel that she stayed an additional year and did her National Service (Sherut Leumi), volunteering at a school for children with disabilities before making aliyah in 2010 after completing her Bachelors in Hebrew Language Studies at CUNY Queens. Ekka worked for Young Judaea – first in Israel and then in New York City from 2010-2016. Following three years as an Executive Assistant to the Chief Israel Emissary and the Boruchin Center at Jewish National Fund (JNF), Ekka recently returned to Young Judaea as the Director of Recruitment, Sales and Enrollment.

Ekka is very involved in her home community of Rockland County New York, serving as the President of the Executive Board of the Hillel of Rockland and is also involved as a volunteer through her family’s foundation in many philanthropic ventures such as the Rockland County Pride Center, The Center for Safety and Change, and much more.

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Celebrating and Honoring 10 years of JCC Rockland Camps

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