We are excited to welcome and introduce our new Chief Program Officer, Sonia Dobinsky, & COO, Ron Ekstrand to the J.

These two wonderful individuals have been the perfect additions to our J team. Since they’ll be making themselves available to the public and our members, we thought it’d be fun to learn a bit more about them. Let’s start with the lovely Mrs. Dobinsky…

Where are you originally from?

Sonia Dobinsky: I’m originally from upstate NY, but spent most of my life in St. Louis. My husband and I moved here in 2017 as part of our “great adventure” and to be closer to our granddaughter.

What made you want to work at the JCC?

SD: While I have a 20 year history of work in the Jewish community, I have never worked at a JCC. The people and the opportunity to make a difference are what drew me to this J.

What’s your favorite thing about the city of Denver?

SD: I love that so much of life can be lived outdoors, and that I can hop on a train and be downtown in minutes.

What’s the best thing about your new role at the J?

SD: There is so much potential for growth and opportunities to connect.

What is your favorite quote?

SD: “The time is always right to do what is right.” — Martin Luther King.