Year-Round Staff

Creating magic all year long!

Rabbi Isaac Saposnik

Executive Director Rabbi Isaac Saposnik

Rabbi Isaac is a graduate of Tufts University and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. He has served as Assistant Director of Camp JRF and as Director of No'ar Hadash; under his guidance JRF launched the successful No'ar Hadash Israel Experience. Rabbi Isaac is a long-time Jewish camper and youth worker, having worked previously for URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute and NFTY. He is a graduate of the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Executive Leadership Institute. Having grown up in the Reconstructionist movement, Rabbi Isaac is thrilled to share his passion for creative and engaging Judaism with a new generation of youth. Rabbi Isaac is married to Jeanne Calloway, a second-grade teacher, whom he met at Camp JRF.

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Sheira Director-Nowack

Sheira Director-Nowack

Associate Director

After attending The Ohio State University, Sheira received a Masters in Social Work and Certification in Jewish Communal Services from Yeshiva University. She has been in camping for over 20 years, working in Jewish residential camps as well as day camps. Most recently, Sheira served as the associate director for a Jewish camp for children who have learning issues and social skill disorders. Sheira is VERY excited to be part of the Camp JRF staff as the Associate Director. She is known for her sense of humor and outgoing personality. She has been married for the past ten years to Brian Nowack and together they adopted Madeline in 2005.

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Joshua Sternburg

Assistant Director for Operations Joshua Sternburg

Originally from Honesdale, PA, Josh is a graduate of the Hornstein program at Brandeis University, where he completed an MA in Jewish Professional Leadership and an MBA in Non-profit Management. He previously worked as an Assistant Director and Conference Coordinator at URJ Camp George in Toronto. His passion for informal Jewish education and camping has led him to Camp JRF where he is excited about continuing his professional career in the field. Josh is married to Natalie Marcus, whom he met while working at Camp George.

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Sara Crimm

Sara Crimm

Development Director

Sara works on behalf of Camp JRF as part of her fundraising role at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She is a tremendous supporter of Jewish camping, having attended Camp Tevya in Brookline, NH for many years. Sara has over 20 years of fundraising experience and is currently participating in the GIFT leadership training initiative through the Grinspoon Institute of Jewish Philanthropy. Sara graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. She is married to Allan Crimm and has three children, two of whom are now college students.

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Sara Chernov

Program Associate Sara Chernov

A recent graduate of Goucher College with a degree in Sociology and Peace Studies, Sara is excited to begin this next adventure with Camp. She has been part of the Camp JRF family for ten years, growing from camper to counselor to rosh eidah (unit head). Sara is excited to bring her true passion for Jewish camping and children to the place she has loved for years, and she looks forward to bringing the magic of Camp to even more campers.

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