We are thrilled to introduce you to… your head counselors! 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 707-571-7657.


Mechina / 3rd & 4th graders – Beto Salazaar

Beto Salazaar

Now in his chai (18th) year at camp, Beto Salazaar has truly come full circle – starting as a Mechina-aged camper himself, he’s now the Rosh Eidah for Mechina! Beto is most excited to “teach a new generation of campers just like me to fall in love with camp the way I did.” Fun facts about Beto? He speaks 2-1/2 languages: English, Spanish and is studying Hebrew. And he has a cute sidekick: his dog Diego.


Chalutzim / 5th & 6th graders – David Fair & Eden Friedman

David Fair

Meet David Fair – our Chalutzim Rosh who comes from Baltimore and Pittsburgh and Cleveland and Chicago! Another fun fact: He loves science fiction – especially Star Trek. David is in his 2nd year of studies in the Cantorial program at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in NY and is super excited to provide some meaningful and enriching experiences for the campers and staff of Camp Newman this summer!



Gesher / 7th & 8th graders – Marissa Friduss & Sierra Meszaros

Marissa Friduss

Guess who is just as excited for Shabbat and Tammy’s brownies as your camper? Marissa Friduss! Marissa, who is from Fairhope, Alabama, joins our summer staff as Rosh Eidah to Gesher. She wants everyone to know that squirrels lose 80% of the nuts that they hide. Hopefully, that won’t happen to the items you pack for camp…

Sierra Meszaros

A Northern Nevada transplant originally from San Jose, Sierra Meszaros joins our Summer 2017 staff as a Rosh Eidah for Gesher. She can’t wait to make new friends & have lots of belly laughs at camp with all of her Tzofim campers. Her fun fact: “I had pink hair in middle school!”


Lev Reuven in one of her many pajamas

Machon / 9th & 10th graders – Lev Reuven

This is Lev Reuven’s 5th summer on staff at camp – and she’s super excited for her Machon campers to arrive. Lev is from Qiryat Atta, a town in Northern Israel near Haifa, and is starting nursing school at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in October. Lev’s fun facts: She worked and lived at camp year-round for two years, and she has a huge collection of pajamas … and you may see a few of them this summer!