My name is Julia Appelbaum and I’m so excited to be Rosh Omanut (Arts Supervisor) at camp this summer! I just finished my first year at University of Washington where I plan to major in the health sciences. CSS has been my summer home since 2003 when I was in Echad session. Camp was the place that helped me foster my artistic abilities. My first choice in chuggim (activities) was always related to art and I can’t wait to bring the same excitement to the chanichim (campers) this upcoming summer!!
In my free time I love to paint, bake, and explore nature! You can find me hanging out (usually crafting) by the water; come join me!! Can’t wait to see you this summer!!
My name is Oliver Jacobson and I’m excited to be returning to the Schechter team for a 5th summer! I’m passionate about all things related to food and environment and I’m looking forward to spending another great summer at our beautiful camp. This year I studied at UBC and took a number of my courses in the Land and Food Systems department; I’m really excited to bring a lot of what I’ve learned to camp.
The past two summers I’ve had the privilege to oversee the the garden in my position as Rosh Ginah (Garden Specialist). This summer I’ll be stepping out of the garden and taking on a broader role as Rosh Teva (Nature Supervisor). I’m looking forward to developing some new and exciting activities to revamp the classic Schechter river trip. We still hope to continue some of the projects from last year, including camp-wide compositing, serving locally grown food, reducing our camp’s food waste and running cooking and nutrition chugs (activities) with the campers.
Spring is in the air, and summer is just around the corner. I can’t wait for camp to start in just 60 short days! (Approximately the same length of time it takes to grow and harvest peas :)
Oliver Jacobson, Rosh Teva
My name is Matan Goodblatt and I will be returning to camp this summer for my 3rd year as the Boy’s Side Supervisor and my 11th consecutive summer at Schechter (that’s more than a year of my life at camp!). I can’t wait for another summer at the happiest place on earth and getting back to helping make sure that all campers have a fun, safe and fulfilling experience.
A little about me: I’m currently a senior at the University of Oregon (GO DUCKS!) and come June will have a B.A. in International Studies with a focuses on International Relations and the Middle East. Over the past five years I have been lucky enough to spend a total of 20 months in Israel on two trips, doing various things such as working on a kibbutz and studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I also play goalkeeper for the Men’s Club Soccer team at the U of O and spend most of my free time playing basketball, hanging out with my friends, or reading.
My favorite thing about Schechter is being able to jump in the lake after getting sweaty and tired after playing basketball. I am most excited to see the buses arrive on the first day and to see all my friends on staff.
Matan Goodblatt, Boys' Side Supervisor
Check out this video of Matan hard at work as last year's Boys' Side Supervisor!
You've probably heard that we have a new chef this summer, and we couldn't be more excited. Chef Jessica comes to us with years of camp cooking experience and a degree from Le Cordon Bleu. To mark our new chef's arrival we have launched a youtube cooking series, in which Chef Jessica prepares a number of camp classics, like grilled cheese and tomato soup, and special dietary meals, like gluten free and vegan dishes, which are served along side of every meal at camp! Check out these three videos of Chef Jessica working her magic in the Schechter kitchen!
Hey Schechter Peeps, I'm so excited to be your Sports Supervisor this year. Camp has been my favorite place to be since I attended the very first echad session ever in 2002. If you know you me well you know that I am FULL of ruach (spirit) and I cannot wait to spread that ruach all around camp with maccabia, daily sports and other great sports tournaments and activities!
I'm a sophomore at the University of Washington majoring in Medical Anthropology and Global Health with the hopes of one day being a Naturopathic Doctor. I was a cheerleader all through high school and now I'm the education vice president of my sorority Gamma Phi Beta, cheering on all the women in a different way! I'm so looking forward to a whole summer at CSS and I can't wait to see you all there <3
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