Stuart Silverman, Assistant Vice President, Camping Services
Stuart Silverman directs JCC Grossman Camp and also oversees JCC Camp Kingswood and JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts + Science Camp. He began his career at Grossman in 1977 as a counselor, then moved on to Unit Head and Assistant Director before being promoted to the Director position in 1990. Stuart retired as a veteran guidance counselor at Lexington High School in 2009 to devote himself full time to the JCC camps. He received a BA in History from The George Washington University; a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Springfield College; and an MA in Educational Administration from Boston College.
Sue Green, Assistant Director of Camping Services
Sue Green has been at Grossman for more than 25 summers; during the cooler months she works in the JCC Camping Services office and is also responsible for the JCC School Vacation Programs. At camp, she supervises the Lower Camp, the Kehillah Unit, and Jewish programming. In addition, Sue teaches hebrew school at Temple Emanuel. She received her BA's in Sociology and Education from Clark University and an MSW from Boston College. A Jewish educator at heart, she spent many years as the principal of a synagogue religious school.
Leslie Hochstein, Assistant Director
Leslie Hochstein has been at Grossman since 2007 when she started as a Unit Head. In 2009 she was promoted to Specialist Supervisor and in 2011 Leslie joined the JCC year-round as the Coordinator of Special Events and Recruiting for JCC Camping Services before becoming an Assistant Director in 2012. Leslie now supervises Intermediate Village and the Kibbutz program, as well as all of the camp Specialists. She is also responsible for coordinating Empow Workshop at the JCC. Prior to working at Grossman, Leslie stayed home with her young children after retiring from her first career as a criminal defense trial attorney with The Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BA in Politics from Mount Holyoke College and a JD from Boston College.
David Wolf, Assistant Director
David Wolf joined the Grossman staff in 1983 and currently oversees Upper Camp. He is often better known as "Mr. Maccabiah". In the off-season, he works at the Solomon Schechter Day School in Newton, where he teaches fifth grade and is the head of the Intermediate Division. He received a BA from Trinity College.
Sharon Lane, Transportation Director and Business Manager of Camping Services
Sharon Lane joined the summer Grossman staff in 2009. In 2012 she became Assistant Director of Transportation and then assumed the position of Director of Transportation in 2013. In addition, she joined the JCC year round as Business Manager of Camping Services in the fall of 2012. She received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UMass, Amherst and an MBA from Bentley University.
Shari Gaudet, Office Manager
Shari Gaudet has been with Grossman as summer Office Manager for more than 15 summers, overseeing an extremely busy, ever-changing work environment with calm and ease. During the off season she is the Office Manager at a behavioral health practice that allows her the time to spend the summers at Grossman.
Barry Mindes, CIT Director
Barry Mindes is responsible for the Grossman Camp educational and experiential CIT program. He is currently a Site Director for a before and after school program in Sharon, after retiring from 32 years of teaching in Norton.
Diane Saltzberg, Special Needs Director
Diane Saltzberg has been involved in camping for more than 25 years, and has been Special Needs Director at Grossman for more than 15 summers. Diane retired from the Weston Public Schools after 40 years as a School Adjustment Counselor and more recently retired from Striar Hebrew Academy in Sharon. In the off-season she is taking some well deserved time off.
Josh Shapiro, Waterfront Director
Josh Shapiro has overseen the Grossman waterfront for more than 40 summers. When he’s not swimming, Josh teaches seventh grade at the Dexter School in Brookline.