Our Executive Director, Tom Rosenberg, finishes his term with us here at Camp Judaea and takes his role as the CEO of the American Camp Association. We are very proud of Tom, his hard work, dedication, and leadership for Camp Judaea, and we wish him all the very best in his newest endeavor.
A search committee was formed and has been working since early in the summer to find the perfect fit for a new Executive Director. Until then, Leah Zigmond will assume the role of Interim Director and continue to lead the CJ team.
Leah joined the Camp Judaea family last November as the Associate Director and has been working tirelessly to enhance our program and take our Israel and Jewish education to new heights. Leah, her husband, Simon, and their two sons moved to Atlanta a few years ago after living on Kibbutz Lotan in Israel’s Southern Arava desert for 13 years.
“The family feeling of Camp Judaea reminds me very much of Kibbutz life, which I experienced firsthand for 13 years. I love how much campers and staff care about each other and the feeling of community that we have at camp-wide events. We will all miss Tom so much. He has been a wonderful mentor to me in my first year at CJ and has prepared us well for our next steps. I look forward to working with the entire CJ family to really look at what it means to be a Pluralist Egalitarian camp and how best to serve our diverse population. I am excited for the opportunity to mentor staff, dial down into our Zionist Education curriculum, and make sure that we are offering our best version of a modern and experiential approach to teaching a love and appreciation for Israel.”
We have full confidence in Leah and the professional team at Camp Judaea in their ability to help transition us seamlessly from strength to strength!
As the search process continues, we look forward to updating the CJ community along the way.
See, even camp directors have fun sometimes!
This summer, Camp Judaea Kesher campers participated in a program with StandWithUs, an Israel education organization, while on their trip to New York. Read all about it and the meaningful work StandWithUs is doing in this great article posted in the Jerusalem Post. Don’t miss the quote from our very own, Leah Zigmond!