Libbi Segev and her family have been a part of the JCC Denver for generations.
With three beautiful children (twins Liat and Maytal, 10 years old, and son, Eyal, 4) and a cute little pup named Taffy, Libbi and her husband, Aviv, have spent countless seasons partaking in JCC programs.
Outside of the J, Aviv is an investigator for the Colorado’s Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Division of Securities (say that five times fast), and Libbi is a professor at the Daniels College of Business at DU. But, she’s also a practicing real estate, business, and estate planning attorney. Oh, and a realtor (know anyone buying or selling a property? Libbi would love to help!).
Basically, she’s Wonder Woman.
How long have you and your family attended JCC programs? What programs have your children been a part of?
Libbi Segev: We have attended programs at the JCC for as long as I can remember. In fact, my family was involved with the JCC long before I was born. My mother attended JCC Ranch Camp and was a member of the JCC swim team. My father played handball and basketball at the JCC (he still plays basketball regularly at the J). My grandfather, Nat Sachter, was one of the architects who designed the JCC. I grew up about a block from the JCC and remember spending summers by the pool with my parents, sister, and friends and Saturday afternoons on the basketball court with my dad. When Aviv came to visit Denver for the first time 23 years ago, he too spent a great deal of time in the JCC pool (he was on the Israeli National Swim Team at the time). I also have fond memories of participating in the children’s theatre programs, pottery classes, and attending JCC Ranch Camp.
What programs have your children been a part of?
LS: Liat, Maytal, and Eyal have participated in a lot of programs at the J. Before the kids made their debut, Aviv and I were a part of the J’s Jewish Baby University. Liat and Maytal attended preschool at the J and Eyal is currently in preschool at the J. The kids have participated in swim lessons and a number of the camps (JCC Ranch Camp, Shai, Sports, Mizel Arts and Culture Center art and theatre programs, etc.) Liat and Maytal are currently enrolled in the after-school theatre program and are looking forward to their Wrinkle in Time performance in March. The girls are already counting down the days until Ranch Camp begins and Eyal keeps asking when he gets to go to Family Camp at Ranch Camp.
Are you and your family originally from Colorado?
LS: I am a third-generation Coloradan––born and raised. Aviv is from Israel. He grew up in a City called Givataim (very close to Tel Aviv).