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Like most non-profit organizations, our Board of Directors plays a critical role in defining vision and acting as the governing body for policy. Additionally, and most importantly, our Board is the pivotal driver behind our fundraising efforts. We are always seeking strategic thinkers to join our Board and continue expanding the impact we have on the Jewish and LA communities. The sense of fulfillment and accomplishment that comes from being a Board member can be seen on the faces of Board members as they gleam with pride at our Scholarship event, knowing their individual efforts are paying off in helping serve 1500 children each year.
Our Current Board of Directors as of January 1, 2019. The Board President, Officers and Board of Directors listed are voting members.
Shoshana Himmel, VP
Jonathan C. Lurie, VP¹
Sandy Sigal, VP¹
Matthew Nelson, Secretary
Aaron Cohen, Treasurer
Robert C. Aronoff
Lloyd “Eric” Cotsen
Daniel L. Dworsky
David A. Fenton
Glenn S. Goodstein
Marshall B. Grossman
Scott R. Isdaner *¹
Arnold S. Nelson¹
Brad Rosenberg *¹
Dan Rosenson *¹
Stephen M. Saltzman *¹
Thomas R. Schiff
Michael H. Sendowski¹
John Shane ¹
Lee I. Silver *¹
Gelena Skya Wasserman
Gary N. Stern
Karl M. Sussman *¹
David L. Swartz *¹
Robert A. Waldorf *¹
Lewis M. Wallensky
Marshall J. Wax ¹
* Past Board President
¹JBBBSLA & FCBW Board Member
JBBBSLA Inclusion Statement
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles embraces the richness and diversity of the Jewish and secular communities. Our leadership, staff and volunteers are committed to creating an environment where all voices are heard and respected, irrespective of gender, socio-economic status, level of Jewish observance, race, religion, ethnicity, gender identification and/or sexual orientation.
Founded in 1938 by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, Camp Bob Waldorf operates both Jewish and non-sectarian overnight summer camps along with weekend retreats and school break programs. It is located on 112 acres in the Verdugo Mountains of Glendale, California. Camp Bob Waldorf serves inner-city youth from low-income, homeless, and foster families in Los Angeles County along with underserved and under-engaged Jewish youth from the greater Los Angeles area. Last year, nearly 1,300 youth, ages 9-17, took advantage of the programs offered by the camp.
The purpose of Camp Bob Waldorf is to empower youth in need with the opportunity to have a life-affirming camp experience that includes increasing self-esteem, acquiring greater social skills, cultivating new interests, and feeling like a valued member of the community. We encourage campers to try new activities and make new friends. We teach them social and environmental responsibility—character traits vital to a healthy, caring society. Our campers are inspired and empowered to demonstrate new or enhanced skills gained at camp, supported by their peers and counselors. At camp, each activity is designed to teach the four pillars of camp: Community, Identity, Inclusion, and Respect. Our goal is for campers to feel inspired to utilize these values and concepts and incorporate them into their lives. For most of our Jewish campers, camp provides the only environment for them to learn about their Jewish cultural heritage, participate in Shabbat experiences and explore their own Jewish identity.
The Camp Director will help ensure that the mission and vision of the camp is carried out. This will be achieved through the development, implementation, supervision and evaluation of assigned core responsibilities. Central to the success of this position is the ability to develop mutually respectful relationships with campers, parents, and staff.
The Camp Director has a number of basic responsibilities, including, but not limited to:
Qualities Sought in Camp Director:
Camp is a unique and exciting experience. The physical and emotional environment may present challenges, and it is our expectation that the Camp Director will be able to:
Qualifications of the Camp Director:
To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Randy Schwab, CEO, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles at firstname.lastname@example.org
Department: Youth Mentoring
Status: Full-time (38-hour work week), Non-Exempt Professional, Union Employee
JOIN A FORWARD-THINKING ORGANIZATION THAT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON CHILDREN’S LIVES. Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA), celebrating over 100 years of service in the greater Los Angeles area, is seeking a dynamic Mentoring Specialist to join our innovative and collaborative team. JBBBSLA provides mentoring services, teen empowerment programs, college support, and year-round camp experiences at Camp Bob Waldorf. JBBBSLA is proud to have achieved a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, their highest level of distinction. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.
Job Summary: The Mentoring Specialist (MS) is responsible for interviewing families and volunteers, providing integrated assessments, making professional recommendations regarding approval and match selection, facilitating match introductions, and supporting the volunteers and children that are matched in the one-to-one mentoring program. The MS will ensure child safety, promote positive impacts for youth, foster constructive and satisfying relationships between children and volunteers, and cultivate a strong sense of affiliation with Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles on the part of the volunteers.
Skills and Qualifications:
We are seeking a candidate with a strong belief in the Mission and Vision of JBBBSLA, as well as the following:
BENEFITS PACKAGE: Competitive salary, paid vacation and sick leave, 3 additional personal days, paid federal and Jewish holidays, and early Friday closure. Medical/vision/dental insurance, retirement plans (403(b) and Defined Contribution Plan), Life Insurance and Employee Assistance Program.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Megan Koehler (email@example.com).
The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf was established in 1962 to provide ongoing operational funding for Camp Bob Waldorf. Thanks in part to The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, more than 60,000 underserved children have attended our camp and its existence ensures that the camp will remain open for many generations to come.
The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf is a California 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID 95-6127224) that operates as a restricted endowment fund. The Board approves monthly allocations to cover camp operating expenses, and also raises money to fund camp programs.
Sandy Sigal, VP of the Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf and former camper
JBBBSLA is proud to share information about our programs and our people through an annual impact statement and a biannual “Snapshot.”