Our Mission

Shoresh builds positive Jewish identity among children and their families, primarily in Frederick and in surrounding communities, regardless of prior Jewish knowledge, affiliation or observance, through a variety of educational, recreational and experiential opportunities. Utilizing its campus and facilities in Adamstown, and fostering close personal relationships among participants and staff, Shoresh emphasizes appreciation of our Jewish roots and love for Israel and the Jewish people.

Our Roots

Shoresh (Hebrew for “roots”) took root in 1979 with the intent of educating the widely unaffiliated Jews of Frederick, MD about their rich Jewish heritage. From its unassuming beginning as a three-week summer program founded by Rabbi Moshe and Mrs. Carol Kosman with 19 campers, Camp Shoresh has grown to over 450 campers each summer. Driven by the success of the summer camp, the Shoresh organization has since extended its programs to include year-round events for children and families, and created branches to educate teens and adults throughout the Maryland and Virginia area. As we like to say, “From Baby to Bubby!”; anyone is welcome within the Shoresh family, no matter their age, stage, or current religious observance.

Rabbi David Finkelstein

Executive Director

Rabbi Tzvi Tuchman

Assistant Director

Phran Edelman

Director of Operations

Rabbi Asher Stein

Field Director

Executive Board

John Davison
Chairman of Board

Alan Lazerow

Yaakov Spatz
First Vice President

Perri Goldenhersh
Second Vice President

Howie Friedman

Steven Attman
Immediate Past President

Moishe Abramson

Richard Alter

Leonard J. Attman

Liba Benus

Richard Berman

Boruch Bernsein

Howard Blumenfeld

Lanie Carter

Erica Dek

Andrew Diamond

Aharon Dinovitz

Hinda Dubin

Adam Edelman

Robert Edelman

Beth Eisenberg

Michael J. Elman

Nina Elman

Josh Erez

Josh Fidler

Chaim Finkelstein

Sam Finkelstein

William Z. Fox

Becca Friedman

Howard Tzvi Friedman

Josh Friedman

Kenny Friedman

Marla Friedman

Keely Goldberger

Shana Harris

Robert Hoenlein

Nechemia Isbee

Simcha Kossman

Carl Lazerow

Gary Lenet

Searle Mitnick

Dov Ocken

Yona Openden

Howard Perlow

Jason Reitberger

Yisrael Schwartz

Joshua Seidemann

Bruce Sholk

Ayala Weinberg

David Ziffer

Board Emeritus

Ben Greenwald

Ellen Macks

PJ Pearlstone

Morton J. Rapoport

Richard Rynd

Debbi Weinberg

Rabbinical Advisory Board

Rabbi Yissocher Frand 

Rabbi Menachem Goldberger

Rabbi Tzvi Hirsh Weinreb

Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg

Shoresh Inc. is a recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization.


Baltimore Office

3723 Old Court Road
Suite 206
Baltimore, MD 21208
Phone: 410-358-8571
Fax: 443-312-3236

Adamstown Campus
Only open during the summer camp season
2428 Pleasant View Road
Adamstown, MD 21710
Phone: 301-874-8150 | Fax: 301-874-8152 shoresh@shoresh.com

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