Dave Rosenfeld—Director of Youth and Teens
Dave has been a member of the OFJCC family for nearly 10 years and has been lucky enough to support and experience the thrill of J-Camp ever since the summer of 2011. He has more than 25 years of experience working with children, knowing from an early age that's what he wanted to do with his professional life.
Dave and his wife live in a popular little town in the South Bay with a house full of kids, pets and snacks to keep them young. He loves to be active, and then, after being active, really loves being inactive. Dave is still energized from last summers' increased focus on the traditional camp experience and is excited to keep the momentum going during the summer of 2020.
Rebecca Bigman—Camp Director
Rebecca is thrilled to have recently joined the OFJCC J-Camp team! After more than six summers in leadership roles at camps and six years working in the Union for Reform Judaism youth department, she is excited to bring her passion for Jewish camping and ruach (spirit) to the OFJCC.
You can frequently find Rebecca singing, dancing or cheering around camp. She comes to California after living in New York City for the last eight years and spending the last two months teaching skiing in Colorado. In her free time, she loves to play with her dog Oreo and go on lots of active adventures like hiking, biking, skiing and water sports. She also loves to dance and sing, especially Disney tunes!
Salina Barnette—Assistant Camp Director
Salina is back for her ninth summer at J-Camp! She has worked in a variety of positions in camp before she became the Assistant Camp Director back in 2014. She is involved in many aspects of camp including staff training, planning for All Camp Events, and working with instructors; you can find her in AM Care at the beginning of camp or enjoying the view of the campers passing by her office.
In her down time, Salina enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and their big German Shepherd puppy Barley.
Sachiko Martinez—Administrative Assistant
Sachi has been a part of the J-Camp team since summer 2015. She started camp as the Art Specialist; this will be her fourth summer as the administrative assistant.
In her free time, she enjoys crafting, hanging out with her golden doodle Momo and spending time with her family.
AJ is currently in his 5th summer with J-Camp! He started as a Head Counselor for a variety of traditional and special focus camps prior to becoming our J-Camp Program Assistant in the summer of 2018. He helps make sure all of the camp staff and camper groups have the necessary supplies to get through our fun-filled camp days!
Outside of camp, AJ enjoys traveling, photography/videography and double platinum international pop group Danity Kane. AJ also coaches/dances on competitive hip hop dance teams.
Andrea has been a part of the J-Camp team since 2017; this will be her fourth summer here. She has been part of different camps with J-Camp throughout the years prior to becoming the Unit Leader for the Tova group.
During the school year, she is a Club J teacher; you can find her teaching
chugim classes such as game shows and cooking. In her free time, Andrea
enjoys going to Disneyland, spending time with family and friends, trying new
foods and hanging out with her dog Rocco.
Ashleigh started as a teacher with the Club J program over a year ago and
became a Tova counselor with J-Camp last year. She has experience working with
children from various school programs around the Bay Area that she has
been involved with for several years. Ashleigh is currently attending San Jose State
University in pursuit of her bachelor's degree and teaching credentials. Her
favorite camp activity is making lanyards.
Anthony has been with J-Camp as a Sababa counselor and Club J for the past two
years. He enjoys teaching a variety of chugim and elective classes that
involve plants, such as: soil biology, plant nutrition and nutritional science. Fitness training and health have played a huge role in his life
giving him the tools to help reconnect children with forms of life.
Developing a regenerative farm that results in the highest quality crop that heals people has been his goal in life. Anthony also enjoys
spending time with his dogs Mr. Boo and Mr. Nice Guy.
This is Bayleigh's first year working at J-Camp but she is no stranger to camp
as she also works year-round with the School Break Camps as well as Club J.
She is currently enrolled at Ohlone Community College, majoring in English
and minoring in American Sign Language. She plans on becoming an ASL
interpreter after she graduates. When she isn't at work or school, Bayleigh
enjoys spending time with her two-year-old sister Quinn.
Aloha families! Braylen is back for her third summer at
J-Camp. She stepped into a leadership role last year as the PM Coordinator
and has had a chance to be a part of our staff training, camp planning and
implementation of new systems. You can definitely find her at the BBQ
station every Fun Friday and at the pick-up table during PM Care in the
In her down time, she enjoys creating handmade gifts, as well as Tahitian dancing and working out. She looks forward to seeing familiar faces and
meeting new campers to create another successful summer filled with lots of fun memories and making lifetime friendships.
Cory has been part of the J-Camp team since the summer of 2013 in various
roles in both traditional and special focus camps. This past summer he spent
his time with the K'tonton campers. He has also worked with Club
J as a teacher for the past seven years.
Cory loves to keep the kids active and
teach sports. This summer he is most looking forward to meeting
all the new children and helping them get acclimated at camp!
Daniel has been with J-Camp since 2014, in positions ranging from Sports
Specialist to Camp Coordinator. For the past two years, he has worked
directly with our older campers in Kohavim. Daniel has taken our teen
groups to various places such as Southern California, San Francisco, camping and many other sites around the Bay Area. He is also one of the
representatives of our Palo Alto Maccabi Sports Team.
On campus, you can find him singing along with the younger kids or guiding
parents to the right locations. He is passionate about our Camp, and is
looking forward to the upcoming summer!
Desiree has been a part of the J-Camp team since last year as a Tova camp
counselor. Her favorite camp song is "There was a Great Big Moose". She is
also a teacher year round for the Club J after-school program and works with
the yearbook chugim. Desiree is currently working on her
bachelor's degree at San Jose State University. She loves spending her free
time with family and friends.
Elena has been with the J-Camp team since summer 2013. This is going to be her eighth summer with us. She started with Kefli as a counselor and head counselor, transitioning to the Unit Leader of the K’tonton group. She is very passionate about working with children, especially the kinders. Some of her favorite things to do with children are creating fun art projects and reading stories. In her spare time Elena likes to go exploring and spending time with her loved ones.
Eryn is beyond excited to be working at the OFJCC as a member of the J-Camp administrative team and is looking forward to meeting all the campers and
families! Coming from corporate America, this is a much-needed switch of
energy and purpose for her.
Eryn has spent the majority of her life on stage
performing with musical theater companies such as CMTSJ, AMTSJ, TheaterWorks,
Broadway by the Bay and Theater in the Mountains. When not at the OFJCC,
Eryn spends her time with her family, Maya (8), Jameson (8), Cody (5) and
her boyfriend, Ross. Eryn loves to cook, read, sing, dance, attend Torah
study and exercise.
Jennifer has been part of the J-Camp team since 2015. She stared as a camp
counselor with K'tonton and moved up to the Tova camp this past summer. This
year she became a Club J teacher at our Sand Hill location. In her free
time, she likes to go hiking with her dogs and spending time with her
friends and family.
Jorge is entering his seventh summer with J-Camp. He has played many roles such
as counselor for Sababa and Camp Coordinator for the last two
summers. His favorite part of camp is the Friday BBQ'S, where he is the "Master Griller" and he gets to see all the campers with smiles on their
faces. This summer he is looking forward to see the continued growth of
J-Camp and working with all the campers on making it the best summer yet.
During the school year you can find him as a Club-J teacher at the OFJCC
location. In his free time, Jorge enjoys all things sports and being with
family and friends.
Josh has been a part of the J-Camp team since 2012 working with various
camps including teaching basketball in our special focus camps. He
is also a Club J teacher and teaches many electives such as dance, magic
and singing! He is the ultimate entertainer and loves to put on amazing
shows as well as discover and help develop new talents.
Keren is returning for her second summer at J-Camp. Last year, she was the
unit leader for Tayasim, J-Camp's very special Hebrew Immersion Camp. She
worked with staff from Israel to create fun and unique camp experiences
completely in Hebrew!
When Keren has some free time, she enjoys watching superhero TV shows and
movies, working on a variety of crafts and hanging out with her family,
friends and fluffy dog Milky.
This is LeAnn's first summer with J-Camp. She is currently studying child development and plans to be an elementary school teacher. In her free
time, she enjoys hanging out with her family and friends and traveling.
She's super excited for the upcoming year!
Maritza has been working with J-camp for four years with the K'tonton and Tova
camps. She is currently attending San Francisco State University, studying child and adolescent development as well as Spanish language and literature.
She likes to hike and spend time with her dogs, as well as work on DIY
Pedro has been with J-camp since 2012 right after he graduated from high
school. He took a couple of years off, returning in 2015 and has been with
us ever since. He has worked a multitude of positions including a camp
counselor for both the camp and PM Care, a sports specialist, music
specialist and a head counselor. Pedro also has been our leader of camp
songs and Shabbat for the last couple of years.
Pedro has a bachelor's degree in psychology and will finish his master's
degree in counseling psychology this summer. His work and passion is
supporting others; he has the privilege of helping others through his
work at the OFJCC. Some of his passions include playing the guitar, playing
soccer and other sports. He also loves to play video games which give him
talking points with the kids as well. For this coming summer, his hope is to
support the summer camp to the best of his ability and to make it an
incredibly fun summer!
Rachel is pumped up for her second summer with J-Camp. Last summer, she
planned all of the Fun Friday events and spirit days and occasionally sang a
song or two at Chavurah in the mornings. You can find her untangling hoses,
testing out bounce houses and practicing minute to win it competitions that
she plans for the staff. Outside of camp she loves to garden, go on road
trips and spend time with her friends in Santa Cruz.
This is Rachel's first year at the OFJCC and is eager to share her love of
nature, art and history with campers this summer in a fun and creative way.
Rachel earned her teaching credential and master's degree in education at
the University of Redlands and graduated with a BA in Medieval Art and
Culture at Evergreen State College. She enjoys hiking, drawing,
crafting and caring for her pet rabbit, Wasabi.
Rosemary has been
with J-Camp for a little less than a year and has worked with our younger
camper groups of Kinder and 1st grade. Her favorite camp activity is going on
field trips and singing "There was a Great Big Moose."
attended UC Davis and graduated in 2018; her future career goal is to become an
elementary school teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys taking trips to her
hometown in Downtown Los Angeles to visit family and friends.
Samantha is going into her second year with J-Camp. She is currently attending De Anza College, majoring in nursing. Some of her favorite things to do involve drawing and spending time with her nieces. Something Samantha is looking forward to is seeing some new and old summer campers this year!