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Executive Director, Josh Levine, joined Herzl Camp’s team in 2022, after over a decade of Jewish camp leadership on the West Coast. Josh’s love of Jewish camp started as a camper and summer staff, leading him back to camp as a professional after a career in the law.
Drea’s passion for camping is reflected in her involvement in the American Camping Association locally and nationally as well as many leadership and educational groups within the Foundation for Jewish Camp.
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Our Advancement Director, Holly, has been with camp since 2007. Holly manages all our fundraising and friendraising activities as well as our communications and marketing efforts.
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Operations Director, Gary Kibort, works behind the scenes to manage camp’s finances, properties, and security. Gary’s 15 years with camp in a variety of roles ensures that campers and staff are in a safe and secure environment.
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Wendy, our Advancement Assistant, is available to help you with donations to camp. Reach out to Wendy if you need a tribute or memorial card sent or want to update your contact information.
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Tiffany, our Office Manger, is the friendly voice who answers the phone when you call. She is a great resource and can help get you directed to the right person. Tiffany manages several important parts of camp including chanut, laundry, and all of our office functions. She is part of our year-round team in Webster who helps look after camp when the campers are away.
Jessica Freeman, APRN, CNP
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Director of Health Services, Jessica Freeman, a pediatric nurse practitioner, is on site providing care in our Marpeah (Health Center) throughout the summer. Jessica also works with you in advance of camp to a create care plan that will work for your child in the camp setting.
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Hannah grew up at Herzl Camp as a camper and summer staff and continued her camping experience as a Fellow at the Foundation for Jewish Camp before returning to Herzl as our Assistant Camp Director, Staff and Camper Life. Her experience in the national Jewish camping community informs her passion for camp!
Rabbi Justin Held
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Our Director of Jewish Education, Rabbi JP Held, leads Jewish learning at Herzl Camp and Minnesota Hillel. JP’s shared, full-time role at both organizations, creates a seamless education program for young adults in the Twin Cities and beyond.
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Our Staff Life and Development Coordinator, Jacqui, hires, trains and supports our summer staff to ensure they have the tools they need to the create Herzl magic each summer. Jacqui created and leads our Staff Advisory Council (SAC), which is made up of selected new and veteran staff members, to empower the voice, vision, and experience of the staff.
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Katie plans and manages our major community event, Herzl in the City. If you’d like to get involved, Katie is ready to put you to work to help Herzl thrive today, tomorrow and forever.
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As Director of Camp Care, Beth leads our Camp Care Team. She supervises our summer Camp Care and Inclusion staff, along with a portion of our summer leadership staff. A private practice psychotherapist in Minneapolis during the winter months, Beth coaches staff around providing extra support for campers with mental and emotional health needs. Beth’s goal is to partner with campers, parents and staff so every camper can thrive during their time at Herzl.
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Brad manages our facility in Webster, Wisconsin which covers 120+ acres and includes over 60 buildings. From snowplowing to painting, Brad’s the guy!