During the summer and winter programs, we draw upon highly accomplished and dedicated leaders from the Jewish community. All staff have extensive experience working with youth, the Jewish community, and are all committed to social justice, Jewish values and education. We maintain at least a staff-to-participant ratio of 1:5, which enables quality supervision as well as opportunities for personal attention.
Rebecca Katz, Director of Teen Programs
A Brooklyn native, Rebecca moved to Chicago just in time for her first Midwestern winter. In May 2010, Rebecca graduated from Vassar College with a BA in American Culture, concentrating in Studio Art and History. For her junior year abroad, she studied post-conflict transformation in the Balkans. During college, Rebecca co-facilitated a weekly live youth radio program on WVKR 91.3 FM. After graduating, she worked as the head hiking counselor for an international girls leadership camp. Through these experiences, Rebecca discovered her passion for showing teens their power to create change in their communities.