2022 Camp Staff

At Camp Shoresh, we are one big happy family!
Hiring the right staff is the key component to ensuring a wonderful camp experience for our campers.

We are looking for staff members who LOVE kids and are excited and passionate about spending their summer with our campers, enabling them to develop self-confidence and independence, forge life-long friendships, and create amazing memories. 

Available positions include counselors, challenge course members, kitchen staff, and grounds crew.

Being an effective staff member requires a tremendous amount of energy, spirit, caring, sensitivity, and patience. 

Rabbi Dave Finkelstein

Director
Rabbi Dave Finkelstein will be returning for his 37th summer as Director of Shoresh. This will actually be his 41st summer at camp, as he was a counselor for four years prior. If you are a well-behaved camper you get a treat from Rabbi Dave’s office or a special ride on his Gator. Rabbi Dave served as a Judaics teacher at Beth Tfiloh Community school in Baltimore for 18 years. Rabbi Dave serves on various committees at the Associated Jewish Federation of Baltimore. He has won several awards in Jewish Education. Rabbi Dave’s favorite part of his job is giving Fidler Teen Torah Center classes in Virginia.

Rabbi Asher Stein

Dean of Jewish Life
Rabbi Asher Stein will be back for his 42nd year. Rabbi Stein ensures that each day of camp runs smoothly. During the year, Rabbi Stein is a Judaics teacher at Beth Tfiloh Community school in Baltimore. His ruach (energy) is infectious, as he is everyone's favorite at camp.

Rabbi Tzvi Tuchman

Assistant Director
Rabbi Tzvi Tuchman will be returning for his 18th summer, 15th as the Assistant Director. “Rabbi T” was a counselor for three years before he moved to Columbus, OH for 13 years where he was the Program Director of the Columbus Community Kollel. In camp, Rabbi T can be found leading small group tutoring and serving the Jewish educational needs of our campers, otherwise he will inevitably be fixing something broken. During the off-season, Rabbi T directs Shoresh’s Adult Education program, where he personally teaches many classes each month to Frederick, MoCo, Baltimore, and Virginia participants.

MollyBeth Rushfield

Director of Junior Shoresh
MollyBeth Rushfield invigorates our youngest division with her energy, enthusiasm, and crazy outfits and nails. This will be MollyBeth’s 17th summer as Junior Shoresh’s Director. She is a teacher for the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School during the year. After years of teaching elementary secular studies, she now teaches Judaics at JDS. She loves every minute in her role as “Rebbe Rushfield.” She was Montgomery County’s Favorite Teacher of the Year in 2011.

Rachel Shar

Program Director
Rachel Shar has been a part of the Shoresh family for five years. Rachel brings her unique creativity, her love for programming, and her love for inspiring children to create one-of-a-kind programming at Shoresh. When she’s not creating and running camp-wide programs at Shoresh (like the Amazing Race, Shabbaton activities, and electives), Rachel is the Youth Director at Ner Tamid and the First Grade General Studies teacher at Ohr Chadash Academy in Baltimore.

Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum

Field Director/Boys' Head Counselor
Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum will serve as the Head Counselor this summer after four years as the Upper Boys’ Division Head. Rabbi Shlomo’s experience as an educator, along with his organizational skills and enthusiasm, make him the perfect person to lead the four division heads. During the year he is an adult educator in the greater Washington area and runs the LEV experience along with his wife Devorah.

Becca Friedman

Girls' Head Counselor
Becca Friedman started at Camp Shoresh as a little girl. After many glorious years as a camper, counselor, and division head, she took a 15 year hiatus. Last year was her first year back and now she's back for more! During the academic year, Becca is a professor at Towson University. Becca lives in Baltimore with her tolerant husband and three fabulous children.

Alon Dek

Director of CITs
Alon Dek will be returning for his 22nd summer. Alon has a great relationship with the CIT boys and is a mentor to them not just in the summer, but all year long. One minute you will see Alon playing a heavy duty game of basketball and the next, he will be answering the CIT boys' toughest questions regarding Judaism. Besides being a great CIT head, he makes the best Rice Krispie treats this side of the Mason-Dixon line. Alon has been a special education teacher at Sulam in Rockville for the past 16 years.

Avrumi Reches

Lower Division Boys' Head
Avrumi Reches is so excited to be returning to Shoresh for his second summer after he had an “absolutely unbelievable" time last year. With his high energy and infectious enthusiasm, Avrumi is ready to super charge the Lower Boys division. Co-creator of the popular camp sport Gimmel Ball and voted #1 bus microphone entertainer by Gunther Bus Weekly Magazine, Avrumi adds so much to camp and we are thrilled that he will be joining the head staff this year. When it's not summer, Avrumi can be found teaching at Talmudical Academy in Baltimore and spending time with his wife Aleeza and two adorable kiddies.

Moshe Tuchman

Upper Division Boys' Head
Moshe Tuchman is thrilled to be coming back for his 5th summer at Camp Shoresh. He looks forward to his new role overseeing the staff and male campers going into 6th-8th grades. He is well-suited for this position as he has previously worked as a CIT Boys’ counselor, the Lower Boys’ Division Head, and as the Challenge Course Director. He is a man of many talents! During the year he is a 2nd grade teacher at Baltimore’s Ohr Chadash Academy.

Devorah Krainess

Lower Division Girls' Head
Devorah Krainess is so excited to return to Camp Shoresh as the Lower Girls’ Division Head after an amazing summer leading the CIT Girls. She is eager to guide the rising 2nd-5th grade girls and counselors to a fantastic summer in 2022! Her enthusiasm and warmth make her ideal for this new role. During the school year, Devorah is a faculty member in the Shearim program at Sulam in Rockville.

Tamar Livingstone

Mental Health Professional
Tamar Livingstone will be back for her second summer as our MESH Pro. Tamar works with children, teenagers and adults, encouraging them to live their best lives and be their greatest selves. She will be working with staff and campers to support the diverse emotional needs of the Camp Shoresh family. She loves getting to know people, cooking and reading.

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Contact

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Baltimore, MD 21208
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