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Camp Be'chol Lashon Staff


Shalom, and thank you for your interest in Camp Be'chol Lashon! Our camp is the first-of-its-kind multi-cultural Jewish residential summer camp.

We are looking for exceptional staff to help us provide multi-cultural Jewish children and friends, entering second grade and up, with an amazing and unique camp experience.

Meet the Camp Be'chol Lashon Team


Interested in being on staff?


Staff positions are open to adults 18 and older; pay scale varies according to experience.

Staff must work the duration of camp and must attend a mandatory Be'chol Lashon training meeting prior to camp. First Aid/CPR certification is also required.

Fill out the staff application


Camp Be'chol Lashon Staff Bios

 



Sarah Spencer
Sarah Spencer, LMFT
Camp Be'chol Lashon Co-Director

Sarah Spencer earned her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Her marriage and family therapy practice is focused on adolescent identity development and multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-religious blended families. She also works in schools as a diversity counselor. Ms Spencer has extensive experience as Jewish eductor. She directed Club 18 at JCCSF for five years, a space for teens to explore and express their identities through a variety of social, educational and leadership activities. Ms Spencer was raised in San Francisco in a large, blended multicultural family and is raising two “Jewmaican” children with her husband Kirk.


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Kenny Kahn
Kenny Kahn
Camp Be'chol Lashon Co-Director

Kenny Kahn is an English teacher and football coach at El Cerrito High School. He received a bachelor's degree in literature, creative writing and poetry and a master's of education from UC Santa Cruz. He grew up in Richmond, the son of a Jewish mother and black father, played football at El Cerrito High, and returned to El Cerrito and in 2008 become the youngest head coach in school history. In 2012, Kahn received the third Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California's Award for contribution to the local sports scene as well as being named Oakland Raiders Coach of the Week. Kahn was drawn to the message and mission of Be'chol Lashon, and has been involved since its founding. Kahn moves seamlessly between his black and Jewish worlds, and is exceptional in relating to young Jews navigating their multiple identities.

Field of dreams:
Kenny Kahn finds his passion coaching high school football

By Dan Pine, Jweekly, October, 20, 2011


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Rabbi Ruth
Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder
Camp Be’chol Lashon Camp Rabbi.

Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder is the Camp Be’chol Lashon Camp Rabbi. A permanent staff member of Be’chol Lashon, Rabbi Ruth (as she is known at camp) believes that the informal camp setting is a wonderful way to engage with the wealth of Jewish tradition and culture. Rabbi Ruth brings her love of Jewish food and history to life into the educational framework of camp and into her interactions with staff and campers.

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Denise Davis
Mia K. Weinberg
Camp Be’chol Lashon Medical Staff

Mia K. Weinberg is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and primary care provider in San Francisco. She specializes in family medicine, and treats patients of all ages with a wide range of ailments. Mia Weinberg works closely with many health care professionals including western MDs, psychologists, physical therapists, and chiropractors to build a healthcare plan that is right for each individual. She draws upon her experience as a public health educator and researcher to help her patients navigate through a complicated medical framework. Her goal is to provide integrated, educated, comprehensive healthcare to her patients.

Ms. Weinberg graduated with honors from University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Public Health. She went on to study at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco and graduated at the top of her class from the four-year Masters of Science program. Clinical experience included rotations at The California Pacific Medical Center Stroke and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Clinic, ACTCM Community Clinic, and the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic.

Mia K. Weinberg was born and raised in San Francisco and is inspired by the diverse cultural influences of her city and her family.

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Lindsey Newman

Be'chol Lashon Program Manager

Lindsey Newman is a program coordinator at Be'chol Lashon. She received her B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. Previously to joining Be'chol Lashon Lindsey worked as a research assistant at a women's rights organization and as an early childhood educator at a small day school in New York City. In 2011 she spent 6 months living in Tel Aviv and working for Itaach Maaki: Women Lawyers for Social Justice. Lindsey is biracial and adopted and grew up in an Ashkenazi Jewish family on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. While always a New Yorker at heart, Lindsey is excited to explore her new home in the Bay Area while advancing the cause for Jewish diversity at Be'chol Lashon.


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Michael J. DeYoung

Web Manager/Program Coordinator

Michael is the web manager and program coordinator for Be'chol Lashon. He recently graduated from Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he studied history and business. Michael was born in South Jersey, to an American Jewish mother, and African American father. Michael and his two sisters were raised and adopted by their maternal grandparents. Under their care, he was able to explore his biracial–Jewish identity.

Michael's upbringing played a major role in his choice of college. Brandeis provided an environment where Michael could explore his interest of history, while expanding his knowledge of Jewish culture. With Brandeis' diverse student body, Michael was also introduced to the various cultures and religions of his peers. After graduating in 2014, Michael moved to the Bay Area in search of career opportunities. Michael is looking forward to his future with Be'chol Lashon, and to advocate for the Jewish diversity.

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Maor
Jonah Tobin

Jonah Tobin grew up in the Bay Area and attended Brandeis-Hillel Day School and The Urban School of San Francisco. He is anticipating attending the University of Denver next year. As Jonah was inspiration for Be'chol Lashon, he has been involved from the beginning and is delighted to join the Camp Be'chol Lashon staff this year.




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