Sam brings a wealth of experience to us at BT Camps, with 31 years in both resident & day camping. This includes 26 years at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh as Director of Emma Kaufmann Camp and Noar & Bogrim Travel Day Camp for 20 years, 3 years as Director at Herzl Camp in Minneapolis, MN, and 1 year as Director of the JCC of Greater Palm Beaches Day Camp. Additionally, Sam was the Director of Sports and Recreation and Director of Maccabi Programming at the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh for 10 years.
Sam is a father of 2 teenage girls, and he has spoken to over 2500 participants over the past 10 years at the Tri-State Camping Conference, ACA Keystone Regional & ACA Mid-Atlantic Camp Conferences, and the Foundation for Jewish Camp conferences.
Sam is a graduate of the Foundation for Jewish Camps’ Lekhu Lakhem 2nd Cohort, a Jewish educational leadership fellowship designed to enhance Jewish learning in camping and to infuse Jewish educational passion and visionary leadership for campers and staff in the summer camp setting.
BT Camps is very well-known as one of the best in Day Camping across the country. I plan on continuing the rich traditions at BT which include creating a strong culture, campers and staff building relationships, adding and continuing great activities, and also creating stability and a plan for the future of BT Camps I also plan to continue the strong BT Camps tradition by leveraging the “one BT community” (which includes camp, Hebrew School and Day School) to continue to build a Jewish camping experience for everyone!
Can’t wait to see you at camp!410-517-3451Sam BloomDirector
Rachel was born and raised in Reisterstown, MD. She has two young boys who have both attended preschool and camp at Beth Tfiloh. She “loves the warm, nurturing environment, along with its core Jewish values that BT provides.”
Rachel has a degree in Family Services and Psychology from Stevenson University, and for many years she taught in a classroom setting, playing a role in developing children’s social and development skills.
Rachel says, “as a child, I have such fond memories of being at Jewish summer camp and I truly look forward to recreating many of these memories with both our present and future campers here at BT Camps.”410-517-3451Rachel LiebermanDirector of Camper Care and Family Experience
Rob has worn many hats in his five year at BT Camps. From counselor, to Unit Leader, to Director of Programming and Staff Engagement, Rob brings over 20 years of summer camp leadership to his new role. As a graduate of West Virginia University with a B.A. in History, Rob began his career as both teaching and working for summer camps. During the school year, Rob is the Social Studies Department head at Jemicy School where he has taught for ten years. During his free time can most likely be found coaching one of his three children’s soccer, basketball, or lacrosse teams.410-517-3451Rob HikenDirector of Program and Staff Development
A native of Baltimore, Emily’s affiliation with the Beth Tfiloh family dates back to 1970 and encompasses the shul, school, Hebrew School, and camp.
Since 2003, Emily has been a teacher in the BT PreSchool, a place and a job that she holds near and dear to her heart.
Additionally, part of Emily’s past professional profile includes managing medical practices. Her years of experience in this area, combined with her sensitivity, confidentiality, attention to detail, and excellent organizational and communication skills will make her a strong asset to our administrative team.
Emily loves spending time with her husband, Scott, their children, Ryan and Shayna, and their dog, Lacie. As a family, they enjoy traveling, attending sporting events and concerts, playing tennis, biking, volunteering, celebrating holidays, and getting together with other family members and friends.410-517-3451Emily LevinBusiness Manager
Larry is beginning his 49th year at Beth Tfiloh Camps. Larry started working at the Boat Lake in 1972, and has moved around to almost every area of camp. For many years, Larry has been the Ropes Challenge Course manager, while having an active role in many other areas of operation including transportation, parking, purchasing and more. Larry graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1976 with a degree in Business Management. He has been married to Phyllis for 35 years and has 2 sons Andrew and Michael, both of whom have worked at BT camps. During the school year he works for Woodlawn Motor Coach as a charter driver and a dispatcher.410-517-3451Larry BrashOperations Coordinator
Bio coming soon!410-517-3451Bryna BernsteinOffice Manager
Jen Postal has been a camper, a counselor, a department head, and many other roles in between. BT Camps has been a part of Jen’s life for over 35 years. She has been a PE teacher and coach at Beth Tfiloh School for the past 18 years. As a graduate from UMBC with a Master’s from McDaniel College, Jen brings a wealth of knowledge into the sports program at BT Camps. Outside of work, Jen can be found cheering on all of the local sports teams including the O’s, Ravens and Terps.410-517-3451Jen PostalAthletics Director
Lisa Brodman RN, BSN, is the BT Camps head nurse, and she has been a part of BT Camps for the past 9 years. Lisa has been a nurse for 27 years and her background is all pediatrics. She worked PICU (pediatric intensive care) and pediatrics, and for the past 15 years she has worked as a school nurse for Baltimore County Public Schools. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She is married to her husband, Zack, and between them, they have 4 children and 3 dogs. That’s 7 – more than the Brady Bunch!410-517-3451Lisa BrodmanHead Nurse
Lindsay Gaister Montague is a Beth Tfiloh alum of ’02, who graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Jewish Studies. During the school year, Lindsay works as the Director of After-School Programming and Social Action at Beth Tfiloh School and Congregation, where she has been employed for the last 14 years. During the summer, Lindsay works as BT Camps’ Director of STEAM Camp at the Old Court campus. When she’s not working, Lindsay loves to spend time with her family, including her husband Travys, her two-year old son, Logan, and her three dogs, Watson, Bella, and Shorty. Later this year, Lindsay looks forward to welcoming a new addition to the Montague family!410-413-2224Lindsay GaisterSTEAM Director