We have a fantastic team here at the J, and along with that, we have some adorable JCC Staff babies!

In the last year, four of our staff members have welcomed new bundles of joy to their families and our community. In honor of Mother’s Day, we learned more about our building’s new additions!


Going in order, Rachel Cram, our fabulous Director of the Early Learning School, welcomed a sweet little baby girl on July 30, 2017.

What’s your baby’s name? How did you choose it?

Rachel Cram: Amber Lillian. Amber is after Matt’s (my husband) great-grandfather, Andy, and Lillian is after my great-grandmother, Lillian.

Was your oldest child, Gwen, excited to meet her little sister?

RC: Gwen was so excited to have a baby sister––she is still in love! She has told me that she is going to marry Amber, “cause I love her and I want to spend the rest of my life with her.”

As a mom, what’s the best thing about Mother’s Day?

RC: Spending the day with my mother and my children.

Any words of wisdom to share with new moms?

RC: Do what is best for you and your family, the right thing is what you are doing. Also, you are doing a great job!

What’s your baby’s favorite thing to do at this stage in life?

RC: She loves food (bananas are her favorite) and moving! She is already standing on her own and crawling (up the stairs)!