Oded Kraus named one of 8 Men of the Year by South Jersey Magazine

Oded Kraus has held his post as Executive Director of the Katz JCC since April 2021 and during his tenure, he has navigated the membership-based social and recreational organization through unprecedented challenges presented during and in the aftermath of the pandemic. Of note, the Katz JCC has grown membership by over 1,000 units in the past year and its JCC Camps at Medford had a record-breaking year of 1,600 campers this past summer. Under Oded Kraus’s leadership, fitness and wellness offerings continue to grow, adult education classes have been expanded and the JCC’s award-winning early childhood and after-school care programs continue to enroll students into these vital offerings for young families.

A native of Israel, Oded Kraus has been living in the United States since 2002 and has since gained citizenship. He began his U.S. career in the hospitality industry and college admissions in New England.


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