Get to know our team of Family Connectors who create engaging and meaningful programming, and work to bring families together throughout Metro North.

Meet the Team

Stephanie Marlin-Curiel
Stephanie Marlin-Curiel
Family Engagement Coordinator

I have been growing Metro North's family engagement opportunities since 2010.  Beginning with a few Holiday programs per year, I have worked to expand programming to include classes, meet ups, outdoor adventures, and social action programs. I live in Arlington with my husband and our two teenage children. As a family, we love traveling, hiking, cooking, eating, going to world music concerts, jumping into lakes, escape rooms, and being with friends and family.
I love creating experiential programs to engage families in ways that feel important to them. Families I have known over the years often bring up past programs they attended. Whether it's making a friend, experiencing Shabbat at our weekly drop-in, discovering a treasure box behind a rock, dancing with fire ribbon rings on the beach, or decorating and packing toiletry kits for children experiencing homelessness, these memories still resonate years later. Making memories with families, breaking new ground, and working with all my wonderful colleagues at the JCC are the great joys of my job.
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Cassie Klemmer
Program Associate

I have returned to my roots to raise my family in Metro North. I love working with other local families to create a community of support and friends in addition to helping create a safe and fun space for kids to move around with classes in Arlington. I love bringing families together with a common goal – whether it is community, Jewish exploration, or trying new things with our families. My family loves traveling, hiking (toddler style), baking and dancing.  Contact Cassie

Bev Feldman
Family Connector

I live in Somerville with my husband and our two children. Prior to having kids of my own, I worked at the Center for Families in Cambridge where I designed and ran programs for families with young children. From parent nights out to Tot Shabbat Hops at local synagogues to intimate playgroups, I truly enjoy getting to connect with local families and our community through JCC events and activities. Contact Bev

Sarah Popper
Family Connector

I have lived in the Cambridge/Arlington area for almost 20 years with my husband Aaron. We became parents 10 years ago while living in Cambridge and it was then that PJ Library started delivering books to my daughter and gently guiding us to weave Jewish culture into the raising of our children. We have since added two more children to our family and together we love to travel the world and learn about other cultures (especially the food!).  

Before becoming a parent, I worked as a public school teacher. I have always enjoyed working with children and love the curiosity and honesty they bring to everything they do.  With my youngest child now in preschool, I have enjoyed my role at JCC Greater Boston because it allows me the opportunity to give back to the community that provided me with support and connection when I entered parenthood. I recognize the need and importance of finding community as new (and seasoned) parents. My work in Metro North brings families together to find the community and support they are looking for. Contact Sarah

Explore Programs North of Boston

Explore Family Programs North of Boston

Discover classes, drop-ins, events and more for children, adults and families in a neighborhood near you!

September 20
Bring that special grandparent or grandfriend, and enjoy a playtime designed just for you! Braid challah together, listen to grandparent-themed...
September 22

Bring the kids, grab a drink and snack at Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co in Waltham. Meet on the patio and play some games with the kids. The Brewery...

October 6

Join us for a New Year StoryWalk® about apples, honey, friendship and forgiveness. Decorate rocks to cast off into the stream (Taschlich) or pass...

October 7

Learn basic CPR, safety skills, emergency signs and symptoms as well as respiratory distress signals for children ages 0-5 years. Choking, cardiac...

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