Schechter @ Home Staff!

Our staff is made up of the best of the best! People who are passionate about making memorable and lasting camper experiences.

Josh Lake

Josh Lake is a renowned outdoor Jewish educator, who has helped hundreds of youth find their passion for wilderness, Judaism, and the connection between the two. Josh is the founder and CEO of Outdoor Jewish Adventures and is a Foundation for Jewish Camping faculty member. Josh’s passions are outdoor education and connecting people to spiritual and soulful experiences through outdoor adventures.

Michaela Covner

Shalom Camp Solomon Schechter! My name is Michaela Covner, and I am the Registration and Community Engagement Coordinator at CSS! This summer, I am trading in my desk phone for a chef’s hat to be your cooking specialist. I can’t wait for a full summer of creating culinary masterpieces with all of our Schechter campers! Join me online each week to experiment with new and exciting foods!

Amy Friedman

Amy Friedman is the founder of Smart with Art. She has spent her career as an educator bringing out the best in the next generation. Her goal is to get fantastic art education into the lives of as many families as possible. 

Juliana Sherer

Hey Schechter!! I’m Juliana Sherer, and I’m SO excited for this new virtual experience with all of you! This summer would have been my twelfth summer at Camp and my third year on staff. I’m currently studying Psychology and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. I can’t wait to sing, dance, learn, and discover our Jewish identities together! See you online!

Josh Niehaus

Josh Niehaus is the Associate Director of Camp Solomon Schechter and a lifelong educator and Jewish musician. Josh will be contributing to a number of virtual chuggim and leading Torah Zone and Shabbat events this summer. 

Milana Zaslavsky

Hi Schechter!!! My name is Milana Zaslavsky, and I am so excited to be running virtual cooking activities and Cake Boss Chug this summer! I’m a student at Washington State University (Go Cougs!) studying business/marketing. I have been running online cooking and art activities for the past few months, and I can’t wait for this next round of programming to begin! See you soon! 

Maya Bellas

Hi Schechter! I’m Maya Bellas, and I’m from Olney, Maryland. I am so excited to be leading Jewmba Chug for online camp this summer! I’ve been dancing for 12 years, and I can’t wait to lead some ruach-filled sessions for all of you!

Hannah Diskin

Hey CSS! I’m Hannah Diskin, and I am so excited to be joining the virtual head staff team for the summer. I recently graduated from nursing school at UNCW, and I’m currently living in Nashville, TN. Although we will all be missing camp this summer, I can’t wait to work with our amazing virtual staff to bring a little bit of camp to you at home.

Josh Altow

Hey there Schechter community! I’m Joshua Altow, and I am beyond excited to be a part of this year’s Virtual Head Staff team as the Social Media Manager Marketing Intern. I am a 4th-year business student at Queen’s University studying marketing. Camp has been a part of my life every summer since the 5th grade, and I am so happy to be back on the team this summer. Even though we can’t all be there together in person, I am pumped to help bring some of that camp magic into your homes.

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