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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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

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