Today's Building Hours
  • Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
    5:30am - 6:00pm
  • Weinberg Park Heights JCC
    5:30am - 5:30pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 7:31pm
Join the J Locations Schedules
Today's Building Hours
  • Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC
    5:30am - 6:00pm
  • Weinberg Park Heights JCC
    5:30am - 5:30pm
Shabbat Candle Lighting: 7:31pm

Meet the Kids Center Team

Laura Green Kendal, Kids Center Director

This is Laura's second year as the Director of Kids Center. During the summer Laura is the Assistant Director of our J Day Camp. Prior to coming to the J Laura was living in Israel teaching English in an elementary school in Tel Aviv. Working with children has always been a passion for Laura and she is excited to welcome back her Kids Center friends and get to know new faces this school year. Laura has a B.A. from UMBC in Sociology & Anthropology and a Master’s degree from Bar Ilan University focused on teaching English as a second language. Laura can be reached at 410.559.3608 | lkendal@jcc.org.

Sam Schuman, Sports Specialist

Sam is a senior Sports Management major at Towson University who has played every sport imaginable. He's excited to help children become the best athletes they can be. Sam worked as our head of athletics this summer at J Day camp. 

Haley Corbett, Science Specialist

Haley has worked in camps since she was nine years old and is passionate about biology. She is thrilled to combine her love of kids and passion for science this school year. This will be Haley’s first year working at Kids Center and we are thrilled to have her!

Amanda Merchant, Arts & Crafts Specialist

Amanda holds a Bachelor's degree in Art Education from Towson University and is returning for a Master's degree in Art Therapy. Amanda currently works as an art teacher at Timber Grove Elementary. She is excited to be exploring creativity with active and talented young students.

Erin Kelley, Program Coordinator

Erin attended Elon University in North Carolina, graduating with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration. Her passion for working with children stems from growing up in a large family. While in college, Erin volunteered at an After School Program and as a Youth Soccer Coach for boys. Erin is excited to be joining the Kids Center Staff at the JCC.