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!
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.