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 36th summer as Director of Shoresh. This will actually be his 40th 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

Field Director
Rabbi Asher Stein will be back for his 40th 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 17th summer, 14th 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.

Phran Edelman

Director of Operations
Phran Edelman will be back for her 22nd year. Phran was the Assistant Director for 10 years before becoming the Director of Operations. Phran is in charge of all the logistics of camp including transportation and pretty much anything involving a list. Phran works for Shoresh year-round, basically doing all the same kind of things. Her other talents include cooking, art, and keeping the Shoresh Rabbis focused.

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 16th 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 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 Yakov Majeski

Head Counselor
Rabbi Yakov Majeski will be returning for his 16th summer at Shoresh. You never know what crazy Yiddish song “Majik” will have the whole camp singing this summer. He brings awesome and creative spirit every day to camp. Walk into the lunch room and you will see Majik leading the dancing, singing, and zaniness. Rabbi Majeski is the Middle School Secular Studies Principal at Talmudical Academy in Baltimore during the year.

Alon Dek

Director of CITs
Alon Dek will be returning for his 21st 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 15 years.

Devorah Buxbaum

Lower Division Girls' Head
Devorah Buxbaum began her career many years ago as the CIT girls’ counselor, followed by several summers as Rabbi Dave’s right-hand woman in the office. For the past three summer she served as the head of the 2nd -5th grade girls. Her warm heart and love for the girls was apparent under her frilly tutus and crazy color wigs. She will return this summer in the same role adding her positivity, joy, and contagious smile to all those around her. A social worker by trade, she has been working in Jewish day camps for close to 20 years. Devorah runs the LEV Experience, engaging hundreds of Jews and helping to empower them to live a most fulfilled Jewish life.

Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum

Upper Division Boys' Head
Rabbi Shlomo Buxbaum will return for his fourth season as the head of the 6th-8th grade boys’ division. Rabbi Shlomo quickly won over the hearts of the campers and their families with his fun and warm personality. Rabbi Shlomo is an adult educator in the Greater Washington area and runs the LEV Experience, along with his wife Devorah.

Tamar Livingstone

Mental Health Professional
Tamar Livingstone is joining us this summer for the first time and is so excited to be a part of the Camp Shoresh magic! 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

Baltimore Office

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

Adamstown Campus
Only open during the summer camp season
2428 Pleasant View Road
Adamstown, MD 21710
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