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Lessans Camp JCC Summer Staff
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
About the Bender JCC:
The Bender Jewish Community Center in Rockville, Maryland is a premier community center at the heart of Jewish life in Montgomery County, operating a full scale health and fitness center, pre-school, day camp and variety of education and arts programs.
We create a welcoming and inclusive environment, connecting the people of our Jewish community with each other, Israel, and the broader community. We inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds to enhance their social, physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being through programs of excellence rooted in Jewish values.
Lessans Camp JCC at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington is hiring for the following positions:
• Inclusion Counselor
• Kochavim Counselor
• Junior Counselor
• Senior Counselor
• Unit Head
• Swim Instructor
• Specialist (Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Rock Wall, Sports, STEM)
• Camp Photographer
• Health Room Administrator
The Counselors are responsible for implementing the day-to-day camp programs while actively supervising campers ages 4 and up. The Specialists run the specialized programs that are part of the Camp experience.
Why this role matters:
Lessans Camp JCC is one of our core programs, and our seasonal camp staff play a major role in fostering a safe, engaging, and fun environment for campers. This is an exciting opportunity to work directly with our community and have a significant impact on the experience of our Lessans Camp JCC participants.
Core Responsibilities may include:
• Engage and supervise the campers in programs and activities while under the position’s care.
• Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers served, interact appropriately with campers in a variety of situations, and appropriately model behavior and use positive behavior-management techniques - enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
• Lead activities for campers ages 4 and up.
• Build curriculum with the Program Director for each camp session.
• Integrate Informal Jewish Education into programs and activities.
• Bring an enthusiasm for each program area to the camp community.
• Be creative, positive, enthusiastic and flexible.
• Take part in the daily clean-up of the program area, including putting all toys and equipment away.
• Supervise in the pool with campers, assisting swim staff with their requests and needs, working hands-on with campers in the pool.
• Effectively communicate with supervisor, staff and campers.
• Comply with and participate in the County, State and American Camp Association requirements.
• Recognize, respond and report to Unit Head or Head Counselor any environmental and/or other hazards related to the activity or the program.
• Attend all required orientation meetings, staff meetings, and trainings.
Qualifications may include:
• Ability to physically assist campers in and out of the pool.
• Ability to assist campers with reapplying sunscreen.
• Ability to change soiled clothes as needed.
• Ability to get on the floor to participate and supervise activities.
• Ability to spend your camp day outdoors and walk and travel long distances.
• Ability to move equipment and supplies as required.
• Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
• Willingness and ability to wear a mask for the entirety of the 7-hour camp day, as needed.
• Prior experience working with school-aged children preferred.
• CPR and First Aid certification preferred.
• Able to communicate clearly and effectively with campers, parents, and peers.
• Strong written and spoken language skills.
• Knowledge of typical development in school-aged children.
• Ability to get to and from work each day.
• Recommended COVID-19 vaccination.
Must be available the entire camp season starting on June 20 going through mid-August.
To apply, go to: https://jccgw.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App
Email Campjcc@benderjccgw.org with any questions.
Study Abroad Participant
GW Office for Study Abroad
Spend the Fall 2023 semester at Reichman University in Herzliya, Israel and qualify for numerous unique scholarship opportunities!
Reichman University is a private, non-government-subsidized university that strives for interdisciplinary learning, cultivates scientific and professional excellence, and imbues its students with a broad cultural background and a vision that has international horizons. Students studying abroad at Reichman enroll in the Raphael Recanati International School which offers courses in a wide array of subjects including Business, Government and International Affairs, Communications, Psychology, and Entrepreneurship. All courses are taught in English, with the exception of the Hebrew language courses. Courses can be found in the course handbook here: https://www.runi.ac.il/yedion/en/pages/curriculums.aspx
Students applying to Reichman must apply by April 2 at 11:59pm EST on our GW Passport portal. By attending Reichman, participants qualify for many different scholarship opportunities through our office such as the "Study in Israel" Scholarship, which awards up to $3,000 for the semester, our Hidden Gems Scholarship which is a $1,000 award, and our Fall Abroad Experience scholarship, which is a $1,500 award in addition to qualifying for early Spring course registration at GW. Learn more here: https://studyabroad.gwu.edu/osa-scholarships
Director of Early Childhood
Sherman ECC at Har Shalom
Camp counselor /summer teacher
part time summer intern
Jewish Earth Alliance
Part time internship-June July 2023 helping with Tisha B'av related lobbying efforts. Computer skills important. Reaching out to potential volunteers, keeping track of volunteers by state participating in the lobbying, helping to set appointments, using excel and other spreadsheet applications, working with JEA leadership to enhance impact of the organization. A small stipend is available as well as housing in DC if requested, working remotely is also acceptable.
BBYO Genesis Fellowship: Mountain Region
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Pay: $47,000-$52,000 annually based on experience (year one), $47,000-$52,000 annually plus performance-based raise (year two) *state-minimum salaries where applicable
Start Date: Based on Community
*2-year Fellowship program with the ability to apply for permanent roles after fellowship completion.
* Israel/International Travel extension in year 2, end date no later than August 15th, 2025
Are you ready to launch your career in an organization that values community, is guided by Jewish values, and ensures our newest professionals have a head-start in a competitive job market? Are you interested in travelling and learning new skills to use inside or out of the Jewish professional space? Are you hoping to effectively build your global network quicky while doing great work in the world? If so, read on because BBYO is looking for awesome talent to join our inaugural BBYO Genesis Fellowship program.
BBYO fellows play a key role in the success of BBYO by working closely with teens in cities across the United States to create strong programs, develop leadership skills, and make their chapters great. This is an amazing opportunity to make an impact by engaging with and inspiring Jewish teens to do great things.
You love working with teens. You’re creative, quick on your feet, and you like your job to change every day. You’re not the kind of person who wants to sit behind a desk. You have an infectious personality, and you love getting others to join you in changing the world. You're a problem solver and you're good at juggling multiple priorities at once.
We’re a global network of passionate professionals excited to make a difference in the lives of Jewish teens. We are the Jewish community’s largest and fastest growing pluralistic platform for reaching and inspiring Jewish teens during the school year with 600 teen-led local chapters and over 100 weekend retreats along with a plethora of summer experiences including Israel visits, global travel programs and leadership camps. We work as a strong and inclusive team and every day is different by design. We are fast-paced, high energy and results driven.
What You’ll Get to Do as a BBYO Fellow:
Work directly with teens (grades 8-12) to create impactful, fun and dynamic programs
Mentor teens and deliver leadership training
Work with teens to attract and retain members to build and grow chapters
Guide teens in establishing an annual calendar for each chapter that drives engagement and recruitment through meaningful programming
Build and maintain relationships with all key community stakeholders
Recruit new members to join BBYO and to attend summer programs
Facilitate the planning process, alongside teen leadership, and colleagues, for regional programs including overnight conventions
Work alongside colleagues to bring new, innovative, and fun ideas to the community
Attend summer camp (but this time you’re in charge!) as you direct teen leadership programs
Manage the region’s email inbox and assist with mass communication tools including but not limited to council emails, social media, and phone follow-ups
Track regional data such as membership, prospects, and program logistics
What You’ll Learn and Experience as a BBYO Fellow:
How to run a small business as you develop skills in budgeting, membership, marketing, sales, HR, and event planning
Rotate within a variety of BBYO departments to learn different areas of the business and build your resume
How to analyze and track data to drive decision making
Global thinking as you work with an international team across organizational and geographical boundaries
Influence and leadership acumen as you inspire others to action
Relationship building as you network with and travel to other BBYO communities
Receive private professional coaching and cohort experience
0-3 years of work experience
A bachelor's degree or higher
Experience with youth or teens is preferred
Organized with an attention to detail
Ability to be flexible in geographic placement. Placements will be communicated by April 30th, 2023.
Attend BBYO’s staff conference each year and staff BBYO’s International Convention each year.
Ability to travel as needed and to staff a summer leadership program at a location in the U.S. for 2-3 weeks during summer 2023.
Ability to travel as needed and to staff a summer leadership program in Israel. for 2-3 weeks during summer 2024. Fellows will staff BBYO’s Israel Journey teen trip, and then stay for a cohort experience.
Unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. without holding a visa or sponsorship.
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty/function with or without reasonable accommodation in accordance with applicable law.
Benefits of Working for BBYO:
Health, Dental, Vision, Short- & Long-Term Disability, and 2.5x Salary Life Insurance
Unlimited paid time off (PTO)
22 Paid Secular and Jewish Holidays
Flexible Work Environment
Generous 403b and Roth Retirement Plan with Vested Match
You’ll find friends, mentors, and a place where you can have fun, learn, grow, celebrate your Jewish identity, give back to your community, bring out the best in others, and, most important, be yourself.
Organization Summary: BBYO is the leading pluralistic, Jewish teen movement and has been providing exceptional leadership programs and identity enrichment experiences for more than 90 years. We offer year-round activities in hundreds of local communities and inspiring world-wide travel experiences enabling teens to explore areas of leadership, service, civic engagement, Israel education and Jewish values. Learn more about BBYO’s summer and travel programs at bbyo.org/teens/experiences/summer
Chapter Leadership Training Conference (CLTC) is a 13-day program designed to develop and strengthen the leadership skills of BBYO chapter leaders. At CLTC, teens from across North America will form mock chapters and learn specific skills that help them lead their chapter at home. CLTC builds on a curriculum based on teens focusing on leadership development, program planning, and hands-on experience. CLTC is expected to reach 500 teens across 5 sessions throughout the summer.
Perlman Summer is a 7-week program which includes International Leadership Training Conference (ILTC) and Kallah. ILTC is designed to hone leadership skills for teens serving (or aspiring to serve) as regional BBYO position-holders in their home communities. ILTC participants often become the top leaders of the BBYO teen movement, gaining skills in recruitment, program planning and civic engagement. Kallah is a Jewish learning and spirituality institute that inspires teens to explore their Jewish identities and interests in a diverse, pluralistic setting encouraging questioning and experimentation. Kallah participants gain important Judaic skills and come away feeling a deeper connection to Jewish study, Israel, and community. Both programs are expected to reach 200 teens.
Camp BBYO is a 10-day summer camp program for BBYO members currently in 8th through 9th grade offering the best a BBYO summer at Commonpoint Retreat Center in the Poconos. Teens will join their BBYO friends for the most incredible outdoor experience with time at the lake, pool, sports, Maccabiah, arts and crafts and other amazing programming. Camp BBYO is expected to reach 75 teens.
Location: Lake Como, Pennsylvania
Work Commitment: ILTC/Kallah | June 13 – August 3, 2023
Location: Poyntelle, Pennsylvania
Option One: CLTC 1, 2 & 3 | May 31 – July 16, 2023
Option Two: CLTC 4/Camp BBYO & CLTC 5 | July 14 – August 14, 2023
Option Three: CLTC 1 – 5 | May 31 – August 14, 2023
Key Position Responsibilities include (and are not limited to):
Serve as a role model for participants as a young Jewish adult and an exemplary BBYO alum, translating past BBYO experiences into learning opportunities for participants. Display how the AZA and BBG movement meaningfully expands beyond high school years.
Work independently to develop creative ways to develop, amplify, and maintain a strong camp life environment.
Assist with daily logistical needs (bunk/dorm clean up and inspection, program set-up, supply organization, supply acquisition, supporting office tasks, supporting medical professionals, assisting with event preparation, camp clean up, catering to participants with unique dietary needs, etc.).
Prepare camp for teen arrival in advance of each session.
Participate in all programs including:
Informal education programming, tefillot, meals, and other aspects of communal life.
Camp activities and evening programs
Provide nightly supervision as part of camp
Manage and staff the BBYO Canteen.
Assist in joining teen transportation to/from the airport to welcome and depart teens. (*CLTC & Camp BBYO)
Translate past BBYO experiences into learning opportunities for participants.
Follow and Enforce all COVID camp guidelines.
Participate in training calls ahead of summer (approximately 4-6 hours)
Participate in all full staff meetings, trainings, professional development, and team building activities.
Work as a part of the broader Madrichim and staff teams
Each Madrich will be assigned a specialty area they will focus on while at camp and supervising the teens. These areas will be discussed during the interview process and could include:
Lifeguard – oversee waterfront activities – BBYO will provide certification if necessary
Program – activities and special events
Photographer – taking high quality photos and uploading each day
Jewish Engagement – creating programs, supporting shabbat, tutoring for B’nai Mitzvah
Support coordinators, designated teens, and staff with programming efforts
Create, author, facilitate, and implement informal education programming (athletics, electives, skill builders, Shabbat)
Assist with content research and prepping program materials.
Work with and support BBYO staff executing curriculum.
Assist with reflection activities to process the multiple aspects of the program and grow through personal development activities.
Develop and facilitate various elective programming blocks.
Work with and support BBYO leadership staff executing Blueprint and/or Judaic Education curriculum to co-facilitate content.
Facilitate curriculum and debrief programming with small groups.
Develop and facilitate multiple series of informal education programming (electives, Kfar)
Keep the camp community healthy, happy, focused, and enthusiastic to deliver a memorable summer for participants.
Execute role with the highest level of customer service and participant care.
Provide comfort, support, and compassion for all participants during program duration.
Maintain camp atmosphere (orderliness, organization, lost-and-found, oversee cabin cleanliness, etc.)
In addition to the job responsibilities listed above, our 2023 Summer Experience jobs may include additional responsibilities directly related to creating a safe and healthy environment at camp during COVID-19. Some additional job responsibilities may include:
Help clean and disinfect cabins, activity areas, dining hall, and/or other communal spaces as needed.
Be a role model for campers in following all COVID related health and safety procedures implemented at camp.
Support campers in understanding why COVID health and safety protocols exist and ensure protocols are strictly followed.
BBYO is working to prepare the necessary measures to limit the spread of COVID at camp and to keep our campers and staff healthy. We will continuously update our protocols based on the recommended guidelines issued by the CDC, federal and local state governments.
Applicants must be a minimum of one full year out of high school for this role. This role is for current university/college age applicants.
Ability to participate in conference call trainings ahead of summer (approximately 4-6 hours)
Familiarity/experience with camp environments; attendance to BBYO Summer Programs a plus.
What skills will you gain during your time as Madrichim?
So many awesome skills to launch your career, such as:
Curiosity and Continuous Learning
All positions are seasonal.
Please be sure to specify your availability when prompted. Include all sessions/dates you are available.
For more information, please contact email@example.com or call 202-857-6549
Movement Experience Intern, Summer 2023
What Is Movement Experiences?
- The Movement Experiences department is comprised of International Convention, BBYO Passport, Camp Leadership Programs, and physical and mental health and is supported by the Customer Service Team. The department works with all aspects of BBYO.
What You’ll do as Movement Experiences Intern
- Support the day-to-day operations of the Customer Service Team
- Respond to inquiries and provide excellent customer service to participants and families via email or over the phone
- Provide administrative support and follow up to participants and families regarding travel logistics, incomplete payments, and incomplete forms
- Operate in BBYO’s various CRM systems to assist in data management and customer service initiatives
- Learn about the inter-mechanisms and support systems of a nonprofit and Jewish youth group
- Assist with general office duties in BBYO's DC office (unless you are working remotely)
- Availability to work at BBYO's DC Hub (located in Washington, DC) is preferred; however, we are open to a remote intern.
- A creative and responsible self-starter who is comfortable working collaborative and taking initiative
- Detail-oriented with excellent writing and editing skills
- Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
- Strong data-entry skills required
- Experience in CRM systems
- The number of hours worked per week is flexible, but we are looking for somebody available at least 15 hours per week, averaging 19 hours per week, with some availability to work up to 25 hours per week during peak season.
- Enrollment in a degree program at an accredited university
- A background in BBYO or similar youth/Jewish organization is preferred but not required
- All BBYO staff and interns are required to be COVID vaccinated per company policy.
- Unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. without holding a visa or sponsorship.
Lead Teachers and Assistant Teachers 2023-24
Shomrai Preschool is expanding and seeking lead teachers and assistant teachers for the 2023-2024 school year.
We are located and affiliated with Young Israel Shomrai Emunah of Greater Washington, 1132 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902.
Shomrai Preschool offers a collaborative, supportive, and growth-oriented work environment. Candidates should be flexible, nurturing, and enjoy working with young children.
We strive to provide our children and families with a warm, and loving Torah-centered environment, in which children are imbued with the love of Hashem, Torah values, Mitzvot, Middot, Chaggim, Tefillot and Brachot, Parsha, Ivrit and Eretz Yisrael. These most fundamental Torah values are our sustaining source from which the children in our program learn social skills, critical thinking, express their questions and creativity in a collaborative and supportive learning community.
To learn more about the position or program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, send a resume and references to email@example.com
Camp Specialist Internship
Urban Adamah, Berkeley CA
Experience a summer of living communally on an urban
farm and working with children at summer camp!
Urban Adamah is an educational farm and community center in Berkeley, California that integrates the practices of Jewish tradition, mindfulness, sustainable agriculture, and social justice to build loving, just, and sustainable communities. (Learn more about the farm here: https://urbanadamah.org/about/)
Urban Adamah’s Summer Camp Specialist Internship offers young
adults aged 19-22 the opportunity to build their skills in a particular
speciality (art, cooking, music, or farming), teach children in a spirit
of mindfulness and joy, and live in community with other peers.
Interns work 25 hours a week at camp and on the farm in exchange for room and board and a $500 end-of-summer stipend. Interns live on the farm itself in a modern building with a large, well-stocked kitchen and plenty of living space. Interns will share a room with one other person.
Interns lead daily activity blocks in their area of specialization. Each block is an hour long and interns work a maximum of two blocks in a day. Interns also help with children during all-camp activities, including the daily morning circle and end-of-week Shabbat service. There is also ample time to brainstorm, develop and plan new activities, and collaborate with peers.
Interns get regular, consistent supervision and feedback from the Camp Director as well as the Farm Director and other members of the Urban Adamah staff. They receive training before camp starts as well as weekly learning opportunities in Jewish values, farm techniques, mindfulness, DEI, nonviolent communication, and other topics.
Dates: June 1 – August 11
Donor Relations Assistant
Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
The Donor Relations Assistant on Federation’s Financial Resource Development team fills a key role in ensuring the success of our fundraising efforts and positive donor relations, relying on data-driven strategies. This role supports the Campaign Strategy and Management (CSAM) team, including ownership of key responsibilities for Federation’s Donor Relations and Direct Marketing initiatives, constituent data and is expected to lead the team in bringing the highest levels of customer service to all aspects of the role. This role also serves as a liaison between the CSAM team, other divisions within FRD, and to our Donor Operations Center. The Donor Relations Assistant must be a team player with a drive for excellence, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders.
- Provide high-level of customer service to donors and colleagues through all aspects of this role, including: management of “info” email inbox, outreach via stewardship and solicitation phone calls, text campaign management, and responding to general inquires
Learn all aspects of Federations donor database, utilizing it to maintain donor information, conduct donor/ gift research, enter interaction reports, pull exports, and maintain donor data hygiene
- Campaign reporting and data management, which may include: acknowledgements letters, pledge reminders, obituaries research, and event registrations
- Manage operational aspects of Federation’s Direct Marketing fundraising program, which may include (but not limited to), vendor communication, coordination of mailings, ensuring accurate list pulls and list clean-up, and invoice fulfillment
- Manage Community Campaign donor stewardship efforts, which may include: weekly “Thank You” outreach to donors, prospect research, welcome packages (new email subscribers, first time donors, and/or new monthly donors), volunteer solicitor management/reporting,
- Lead and implement various donor data hygiene projects
Review current Donor Relations / Direct Marketing processes and work with other Federation team members to build and implement more efficient systems
- Perform some administrative tasks such as managing calendars and submitting expenses
Skills and Experience
Bachelor's degree required.
Demonstrates curiosity and asks thoughtful questions towards a goal of refining existing processes and systems
Ability to work independently, perform well under pressure, balance multiple tasks/requests and exhibit sound judgment
Effective communication skills and comfortable in managing and following up with colleagues at all levels of the organization
Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with team members at all levels
Flexible and able to adapt to changes and shifting priorities.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically excel, and comfortable with and open to new technology
Commitment to the mission of The Jewish Federation
Knowledge of the Jewish community, its customs and practices is preferred
A People-Friendly Workplace
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is an equal opportunity employer offering people friendly environment, including:
Excellent health care and retirement benefits
Generous time off
Flexible work options
Opportunities and an annual stipend for continued professional development
Access to the JPRO Network, which connects, educates, inspires, and empowers professionals working in the Jewish nonprofit sector
Organizational Vision, Mission, and Function:
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington envisions an open, connected, and vibrant Jewish community that cares for each other, fosters Jewish learning and journeys, embraces Jewish peoplehood and Israel, and acts as a force for good in the world. As a mission-driven non-profit organization, we work to inspire, build, and sustain vibrant Jewish life in a changing world by mobilizing our community in common purpose, intentional innovation, and effective action.
Candidates should be located in or willing to relocate to the Greater Washington (DC, MD, and Northern VA) region. This is a hybrid position, with 3 days a week required in our headquarters. The health and safety of our professional team and community remains a top priority, and all Federation employees are required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
IPF Atid National Organizing Fellow
Israel Policy Forum
IPF Atid is hiring!
The National Organizing Fellowship is a full-time fellowship spanning Summer 2023 to Summer 2024 that will focus on engaging leaders of Israel Policy Forum’s young professionals program and the wider community.
This position, ideal for recent college graduates and early-career professionals, will support and develop creative, inclusive, and impactful programs and initiatives for IPF Atid communities. The National Organizing Fellow will be involved in advancing many aspects of IPF Atid’s work, including educational programs that promote and animate IPF’s mission, policy objectives, and core content; and building and strengthening relationships with members of the IPF Atid network. This is a paid position.
Hartman DC Program Support
Shalom Hartman Institute
Mission and Philosophy
The Shalom Hartman Institute is a leading center of Jewish thought and education, serving Israel and North America. Our mission is to strengthen Jewish peoplehood, identity and pluralism and ensure that Judaism is a compelling force for good in the 21st century.
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America (SHI NA) has an exciting opportunity for a motivated, organized, and detail-oriented individual to work with our program team to ensure programmatic excellence in our regional office in DC. The ideal candidate for this position will also have excellent communication skills, and the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks efficiently and excellently. This position is part-time and temporary, paid hourly.
Responsibilities and Duties
Supporting program logistics for in-person conferences, salons, and other events – including tracking attendance, preparing program materials, and setting up/cleaning up for events;
Providing general administrative support.
$25/ per hour.