Meet the Team

Lauren Jonas
Lauren Jonas
Co-Director

Lauren has worked in the education field for over 25 years and has been a part of JCC Greater Boston since 1998. She began her JCC career as an after-school group leader before becoming the Children's Director; planning and implementing after-school and vacation programming. Throughout her years in the Early Learning Center, Lauren has taught toddler, preschool, and transitional kindergarten classrooms with a focus on learning through play, social thinking curriculum, and community building. As of June 2015, Lauren assumed the role of Co-Director at the Gilson Early Learning Center. She works collaboratively with children, teachers, and families to create a warm and welcoming environment rich in Jewish values, ruach (spirit), and a love of learning. Lauren holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts

Lisa Ciborowski
Lisa Ciborowski
Co-Director and Child Development Specialist

Lisa has been with JCC Greater Boston for more than 30 years, including 15 years as a Transitional Kindergarten teacher. As of June 2015, Lisa assumed the role of Co-Director at the Gilson ELC in Sharon. She has been the Child Development Specialist for more than 15 years. In this capacity, Lisa provides support to children with physical, emotional or developmental challenges and advocates for parents, helping to connect them with available community resources. In everything she does, Lisa is dedicated to providing a warm, enriching learning environment for children and their families. She holds a BA in Special Education from Boston College.

Cindy Berchuck
Cindy Berchuck
Administrative Assistant

Cindy has been working as an Administrative Assistant for more than 10 years. She joined Gilson in 2015 and is responsible for the overall office operations including enrollment, records and assisting parents with daily questions and schedule changes.

Jamee Beaudry
Director of Teaching and Learning, JCC of Greater Boston

Jamee joined the JCC ELC, Hingham as Director in June of 2019.  She has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years in a wide range of positions from public school Kindergarten and 1st grade teacher in the Everett and Wellesley Public Schools, private tutor, and Director of the South Shore YMCA Early Learning Center in Hanover.  Jamee attended Clark University where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Communications, and spent an additional year earning her teaching credential in Elementary Education grades 1-6.  She completed her Master’s Degree in Education with a Specialization in Literacy at Lesley University, as well as studied Special Education at Bridgewater State University.  Jamee enjoys supporting young children and their teachers in their never-ending quest to become curious and engaged learners.

Indira Herscovici
Indira Herscovici
Assistant Vice President, JCC Early Learning Center Operations

Indira joined us as the Director of the JCC ELC, Brookline/Brighton in 1997. She became Supervising Director in 2011 and continued to oversee all phases of school operations at the Brookline/Brighton site, while also assuming responsibility for program quality and content across all ELC locations. In 2014, Indira was promoted to Director, Early Learning Center Operations. In her current role as Assistant Vice President, she oversees operations of all JCC Early Learning Centers.
 
Indira participates in the Greater Boston Director’s Council of Early Childhood Jewish Educators and is an active member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). She holds BA and MS degrees in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University and has more than 30 years of experience in the field.