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The Questions To Ask Your Kid’s Camp Director

Hosted By: Kveller

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Welcome to Camp Kveller 2021! In this episode of our occasional live series about all things Jewish summer camp, we will speak to experts about the essential questions to ask your child’s camp director. Whether you’re a first-timer or an old hand, every parent wants to ensure their child has an enjoyable and safe summer experience. Given the pandemic, concerns about health and safety are more important than ever! Bring your own questions for our panel of experts or simply listen for their pro tips. Join us via Kveller’s Facebook page.

Teachers

Rahel Bayar

Rahel Bayar, CEO of The Bayar Group, is a former sex crimes and child abuse prosecutor who has worked in the field of sexual misconduct and abuse prevention for over a decade.  She has consulted for K-12 independent schools, camps, media outlets, financial firms, law firms, global youth organizations, corporations, churches, synagogues, religious organizations and nonprofits. Rahel has piloted leadership training and child safety best practices training at multiple summer camps across the US & Canada and is a consultant to camp directors.
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Jenni Zeftel

Jenni joined FJC in October 2017 as the Director of Day Camp and Strategic Programs after a six year tenure at lower Manhattan’s 14th Street Y. At the 14th Street Y, Jenni grew from her original role as Assistant Director/Program Coordinator of the Y’s largest Jewish day camp program, New Country Day Camp, to Director of New Country Day Camp, to Director of Summer Programs, and then to Director of Youth Programs overseeing all program departments serving ages 5-18. Jenni holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College, and while studying she also worked for a brief period as a member of the full-time team at Surprise Lake Camp, where she had been a camper and young staff member for many years. Jenni is passionate about “Open Tent Judaism” a platform she helped to develop at the 14th Street Y used for building Jewish identity while celebrating diversity and inclusion. She is also passionate about food and restaurants, organization, seasonal décor, and her hometown of New York City. Jenni lives in The Bronx with her daughter Violet and her husband Jon who is also a Jewish communal professional. They met at Jewish day camp.
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Host

Kveller

Whether you grew up observing Shabbat every Friday night, or had your first taste of matzah ball soup when you married into a Jewish family, there’s no one way to parent Jewish kids. Kveller is here to give you ideas you can run with–ideas for first-time parents, interfaith parents, queer parents, adoptive parents, and everything in between–with the hopes that you can find information and inspiration that is right for your family.
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