Inside and Out
Podcast Episode 3
CEO Todd Rockoff, TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
Our third episode of “INNOVATION: Inside and Out,” is now available for listening!
Host, Jeff Artzi, delves into the world of Todd Rockoff, the President and CEO of the Tucson Jewish Community Center (JCC). He searches for the innovation that Todd seeks to successfully introduce programs like the J-Ed program for the organization. He also seeks perspective on topics like, how has the pandemic affected the closeness of a community?
Here’s a bit more about our guest:
Todd Rockoff, President and CEO of Tucson JCC, has had a 36-year career in the Jewish Community Center (JCC) field. He has been a frequent trainer and guest speaker at JCC Association Professional Conference and Biennial. Todd co-led the development and implementation of many national pilot programs for JCCs, such as theh following: Discover @ the J, Discover CATCH, Talent Management, JCC Maccabi Access, JCulture, and Women in Power. Most recently, Todd has focused on advocating for inclusion programs and practice.
Todd became the President and CEO for the Tucson JCC in July 2013. After achieving his bachelor’s degree in recreation, leisure studies, and education from the State University of New York at Cortland, he began his career at Scranton JCC in Pennsylvania, in 1985.
From 1995 – 2001, Todd was the Assistant Executive Director and then Executive Director for Calgary JCC in Canada. After that, Todd became the Executive Director for the Shaw JCC of Akron in 2002 – 2013.
“I grew up at the JCC in Rochester, NY, went to day and overnight camp and then began working at the JCC. Once I started working at the J and saw the impact you could make on the lives of others I was hooked. I graduated from college and immediately began working as a professional at the JCC in Scranton.”
“I am blessed to have loved doing what I do every day and to be inspired to keep learning and growing every day. The Tucson JCC sees itself as the town square of the community. We make a promise that guides our work: We create community based on Jewish Values by creating the highest quality programs and services in a safe and secure environment for ALL people of ALL ages.
AND if you want to hear more about Tucson’s best businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profits, how they started, and how they’ve created unique cultures, continue tuning in to “INNOVATION: Inside and Out” on Spotify, Apple music or the podcast channel of your choice.
Thank you to Mark Bishop, founder of Mark Bishop Media, for helping to share our story at OOROO Auto….AND for producing our new podcast!