Alina Bitel

Alina Bitel is the Program Director of Engagement Initiatives at the Foundation for Jewish Camp. In this role she designs a holistic approach of engaging campers and staff from less involved communities through community partnerships, targeted marketing, consultations, and staff training. She also directs the Cornerstone Fellowship, which promotes Jewish culture change at camp through educational training for counselors and leadership development for supervisory staff. Prior to joining FJC, Alina spent 10 years as the Director of the Teen and Israel Education Departments, and later, the Director of Leadership Development at the Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst. Alina earned her BA in Psychology/Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University and her Masters of Social Work at Columbia University. She also is a graduate of the JCC Association Merrin Fellowship and holds a certificate of executive education from the UJA Federation of New York and Columbia University SIPA Muehlstein Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership.

Articles by Alina Bitel

Lost in Translation

Growing up in Odessa, Ukraine until I was 15 years old I knew about two dozen Jews personally. Of those, ...