Friendships continue for Shalom Children’s Center alumni

When Max and Emma Bernstein married this spring, more than 15 friends from their days at Newport Avenue’s Jewish Community Center’s Shalom Children’s Center attended the wedding.

The friends all met at the JCC preschool 25 years ago and later went to Hebrew Academy of Tidewater together. “We are all still close,” says Justin Kaplan, a member of the class.

Back row: Jacob Snyder, Danny Slone, Avi Mednick, Ian Kaplan, and Alex Thorpe.
Middle row: Claire Laibstain, Melissa Eichelbaum, Marissa Simon, Justin Kaplan, Morgan Kaplan, Jay Einhorn, Noah Klebanoff, and Ben Leon.
Front row: Max Bernstein (the groom!) and Seth White. Robert Miller was at the wedding, but not in the photo.