We are excited to introduce you to… your camper’s unit heads! Also known as Rashim, these counselors will be your primary contacts in case you have any questions about your camper while they’re at camp. If you need to reach them, please call our main camp line at 415-392-7080.
Meet your camper’s Rashim below – and the rest of our incredible team here.
Bonim Rosh Eidah, Morgan Folger, Sacramento, CA
Hi! My name is Morgan and I’m from Sacramento, CA. I am currently a student at UC Santa Barbara double majoring in English and Religious Studies. Outside of class, I am on the student board at Hillel, serve as chapter president of SAEPi, a national Jewish sorority, and work as a 5th grade religious school teacher at Congregation B’nai B’rith in Santa Barbara. I have been working at Camp Newman for the past three summers, the first two as a general counselor and the third as an advisor in the CIT program.
Shoshanim Rashim, Jenna Barasch & Eden Friedman
Hi! I’m Jenna and I’m so excited to be joining the staff at Camp Newman this summer! I grew up in the Bay Area, but this is my first
time attending Newman! I’m a newly credentialed elementary school teacher, and I love spending my free time at baseball games, hanging out with my dog, Ginny, and traveling!
Hello, I’m Eden and I’m from Sacramento, CA. During the year I’m a youth director and a server in a restaurant. I had the joy of being a Rosh at camp last year and am excited to be returning. Being a mensch is one of my favorite Jewish concepts!
Shomrim Rosh Eidah, Alana Green
Hi – I’m Alana from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. I am graduating from the University of Oregon this June and hopefully will be working as a youth professional somewhere in the Jewish world next year! Summer 2018 will be my fourth summer on staff and my first summer on Geza, so you could say the absolute LEAST I am is totally psyched!
Tzofim Rosh Eidah Josh “JC” Cutler & Assistant Rosh Eidah Adi Azoulai
Hi! I’m JC from San Diego, CA. I recently (this past December) graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV- go rebels!) with a Bachelors of Arts in Social Sciences. Since graduating, I have called San Diego my home and currently work primarily at the Jewish Teen Initiative in San Diego as a Data Administrator. In addition, I spend most of my free time outside- surfing, hiking, and playing basketball. My experience with camp goes far back- all the way to attending a day camp in Sacramento, California at age six. After a few years attending day camp, some of my closest friends from my synagogue told me about Camp Newman, and that summer was my first of three as a camper at Newman; Shoshanim, Shomrim, and Rishonim.
After my final year as a camper and time away from summer camps, I then worked at a day camp for two summers as a counselor. Following those two summers, I realized how much I miss Jewish overnight camp; so I became a counselor at another Jewish overnight camp. At that camp I held roles as a counselor, head programmer 7th-10th grade campers. However, after many long years away from the camp that made such an impact on who I am- I came to the realization to return to where I began overnight summer camp. Couldn’t be more excited for this summer!
Hi everyone, my name is Adi! I’m from San Diego, CA. During the year I am a student at UC Berkeley and I just finished my sophomore year. I am also involved with Hillel and am on the Executive Board of my sorority. I have spent 7 years at a Jewish sleepaway camp and will be spending my 8th summer here at Newman! Of those 7 years, I spent 1 as a CIT and 2 as a counselor. I can’t wait to be an Assistant Rosh Eidah this summer!
Rishonim Rashim Beto Salazar-Poss & Dani Tishkoff Chidester and Assistant Rosh, Eli Burg
Howdy! My name is Beto and I am so excited to be spending my 19th summer with the Camp Newman community on the bay in Vallejo! It’s such a blessing to be part of this Kehillah Kedosha year after year. Being a mensch means being an all-around good person who goes out of their way to help others.
Hi, I’m Dani from Berkeley, CA. I attend Scripps College, which is part of the Claremont Colleges Consortium in Southern California. I study Humanities, Spanish, and Latin American Studies, and am currently studying abroad in Granada, Spain. On my college campus, I play on a frisbee team, volunteer with organizations such as Challah for Hunger, and work at a student-run, non-profit coffee shop. When I’m not doing work for my classes, I enjoy hiking, running, hanging out with friends and family, cooking, eating vegetarian food, and going to coffee shops.
This will be my 14th summer at camp which is pretty cool! Camp for me is smoritas (smores with pita bread,) dancing and eating challah on Shabbat, feeling connected to past generations through song sessions and countdowns, laughing under the stars, and of course so much more that can’t be put into words. Camp has given me so much: a love of nature and Judaism, and the ability to feel, embrace, and cherish the connections and relationships in my life. I’m looking forward to returning to camp and embracing new beginnings and experiences with our community!
Hello, I’m Eli from Petaluma, CA! I’m a rising junior at San Francisco State University, dual majoring in Modern Jewish Studies and Recreation, Parks and Tourism. I love going to concerts and am in Alpha Epsilon Pi. This summer will be my 14th at Camp and I couldn’t be more excited!
Bogrim Rosh Eidah, Roy Druker
Hello – I’m Roy! I mainly traveled in the past year and had tests for the university. Before that I was in camp for the first time as a general instructor and it was great. I can’t wait to be the Rosh for our 9th & 10th grade campers this summer!
Hagigah Rosh Eidah Lily Gottlieb (and Assistant Rosh Raina Scherer)
Hello, I’m Lily and I was born and raised in Los Angeles. As an educator, artist and experienced youth professional, I love creating accessible, meaningful, and fun activities for teens. Since 2016, I have been a part of the Newman professional team, developing a variety of youth and arts education programs for Camp Newman and within the NFTY SOCAL teen community. I’ve spent the last six summers with Camp Newman, plus one summer as a Madricha for NFTY’s Israel Adventure teen tour. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts – and can’t wait to be back at camp this summer as the Rosh for Hagigah!