Camp Director Mentor Program

The Camp Director Mentor program matches new overnight camp directors with mentors in the field as they navigate the demands and opportunities of their new role. With a structured process, mentors and mentees have several connection points spanning nine months, aimed at providing mentees with support, an outside perspective, and the opportunity to learn alongside someone who deeply understands the role. Mentors gain the opportunity to deepen their mentoring tool kit and build a connection with new talent in the field. 

Mentors and mentees are carefully selected to participate in order to maximize mutually beneficial experiences. In the pilot program, all mentors are alumni ofFJC’s ELI programworking in the field, and all mentees are overnight camp directors or executive directors new to their roles. 


Mentee

Aaron Goldberg
Camp Alonim


Mentee

Anna Serviansky
Camp Ramah Darom


Mentee

Beth Rodin
URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI)


Mentee

Carly Weinstock
Tamarack Camps


Mentee

Rabbi Dan Medwin
URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy – East


Mentor

Douglas Lynn
Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps

Mentee

Elana Bloomfield
Habonim Dror Camp Gilboa

Mentor

Gary Kibort
Herzl Camp

Mentee

Rabbi Ilana Mills
URJ Camp Kalsman

Mentor

Rabbi Isaac Saposnik
Camp Havaya

Mentees

Jacob Brodovsky and Lexie Yurman
B’nai Brith Camp Manitoba

Mentee

Jen Shankman
Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps

Mentor

Jeremy Klotz
URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute

Mentor

Rabbi Joe Menashe
Camp Ramah in California

Mentor

Joel Charnick
Shalom Institute (Camp JCA Shalom)

Mentor

Rabbi Joel Seltzer
Camp Ramah in the Poconos

Mentee

Jon Spack
Camp Young Judaea (New Hampshire)

Mentee

Kimberly Sloan
Camp Sabra

Mentor

Lee Trepeck
Tamarack Camps

Mentee

Lisa Handelman
Capital Camps

Mentor

Michelle Koplan
B’nai B’rith Camp (BB Camp)

Mentor

Noah Gallagher
Camp Tel Noar

Mentor

Rachel Levine
Perlman Camp

Mentee

Rachel Shyloski
Camp Mountain Chai

Mentor

Ronni Saltzman Guttin
Camp Avoda

Mentee

Ryan Bocchino
JCC Ranch Camp

Mentor

Simon Wolle
Camp Northland-B’nai Brith

Mentee

Simone Lindenbaum Ziv
Eden Village Camp

Mentor

Terri Grossman
Camp Sabra


Mentor

Toni Davison Levenberg
Camp Interlaken JCC

Program Staff
Scott Brown: Working alongside the FJC Team, Scott Brown serves as the Camp Director Mentor Program’s Designer, Lead Mentor, and supports all participants through the mentorship experience. Scott is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF). He served as Executive Vice President and Vice President for Talent at Hillel International, where he created and ran a new director mentoring program. He is a former camp director, Hillel director at the University of Maryland, and has had significant roles in leadership of many non-profit organizations.

Briana Holtzman, Director of Organizational Development: briana@jewishcamp.org

Jason Scheff, FJC Fellow: jason.scheff@jewishcamp.org

Have questions or want to learn more? Please reach out to Briana Holtzman at briana@jewishcamp.org.

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