About

Our Mission

The mission of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles is to assist youth in achieving their full potential through innovative, impactful programs.

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 beam 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 May 20, 2022. The Board President, Officers, and Board of Directors listed are voting members.

BOARD PRESIDENT

Matthew Nelson

OFFICERS

Shoshana Himmel, VP
Jonathan C. Lurie, VP¹
Sandy Sigal, VP¹
Aaron Cohen, Treasurer
Lauren Kurzweil, Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Abrams
Robert C. Aronoff
Joey Behrstock
Melissa Corleto
Lloyd “Eric” Cotsen
Jonathan David
Alyson Mischel Ein
Richard Feldstein
David A. Fenton
Eric Fingleson

Manny Flekman
Debbie Hiller
Scott R. Isdaner *¹
Alex Kozakov
Mark Kuperstock *
Randy Levine
Steve Miller
Marc Mostman
Arnold S. Nelson¹

Heidi Praw
Brad Rosenberg *¹
Dan Rosenson *¹
Stephen M. Saltzman *¹
Thomas R. Schiff
Michael H. Sendowski¹
John Shane ¹
Lee I. Silver *¹
David Smith
Aron Solomon

Gary N. Stern
Karl M. Sussman *¹
David L. Swartz *¹
Scott Tiano
Robert A. Waldorf *¹
Lewis M. Wallensky
Marshall J. Wax ¹
Gary Weinhouse

* Past Board President
¹JBBBSLA & FCBW Board Member

EXECUTIVE

Cari B. Uslan, CFRE

Cari B. Uslan, CFRE

Chief Executive Officer
Tina Scozzaro

Tina Scozzaro

Director of Operations

FINANCE

Anthony Binley

Anthony Binley

Controller

DEVELOPMENT

Janet Gilmore

Janet Gilmore

Director of Development
Doris Horning

Doris Horning

Director of Grants Management
Brianne Bear

Brianne Bear

Associate Director of Development
Joelle Montier

Joelle Montier

Annual Giving Manager
Aly Graiwer

Aly Graiwer

Development Associate

MENTORING

Megan Koehler, LCSW

Megan Koehler, LCSW

Vice President of Mentoring Services
Lynn M. Greenwald, MA, MFT

Lynn M. Greenwald, MA, MFT

Match Support Coordinator
Marissa Ring

Marissa Ring

Program Manager
Leslee Komaiko

Leslee Komaiko

Mentoring Specialist
Ilana Blumsohn

Ilana Blumsohn

Mentoring Specialist
Diana Krause-Leemon

Diana Krause-Leemon

Mentoring Specialist & Event Coordinator

TEEN TALK

Kendra Singer

Kendra Singer

Teen Talk Program Director
Leeron Tzalka

Leeron Tzalka

Teen Talk Community Relations Manager
Lauren Veillette

Lauren Veillette

Teen Talk App Training Coordinator

COLLEGE SUPPORT AND ALUMNI

Carina Garcia

Carina Garcia

Director of College Access & Success
Zoe Gerowitz

Zoe Gerowitz

College Access Program Coordinator
Melody Wachtel

Melody Wachtel

College Access Assistant

COMMUNICATIONS

James Finney-Conlon

James Finney-Conlon

Director of Communications and Outreach
Amanda Rykoff

Amanda Rykoff

Communications and Outreach Manager

CAMP BOB WALDORF

Simon Hansen

Simon Hansen

Camp Director
Christopher Bennett

Christopher Bennett

Hospitality and Facility Director
Alfred Aguilar

Alfred Aguilar

Executive Chef
Javier Cervantes

Javier Cervantes

Camp Program Director
Alba Arzu

Alba Arzu

Community Engagement Manager
Sofia Varona

Sofia Varona

Community Engagement Associate
Amanda Gough

Amanda Gough

Office Assistant
Lynn Duston

Lynn Duston

Facility Coordinator
Brian Sapp

Brian Sapp

Facilities Assistant

JBBBSLA Inclusion Statement
JBBBSLA actively acknowledges and embraces the richness and full spectrum of the community. It is our commitment to create an environment where all voices will be heard and treated with respect. These standards are expected of our leadership, staff, and volunteers as JBBBSLA builds its diverse constituency with full acceptance, irrespective of gender, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, level of Jewish observance, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation.

Camp Bob Waldorf Assistant Camp Director (Full-Time, In-Person, Year-Round)

NO PHONE CALLS; NO EMPLOYMENT OR STAFFING AGENCIES OF ANY KIND

Successful applicants are required to work in person, year-round at Camp Bob Waldorf in Glendale, CA. Not a remote position. Living on site a requirement June-August for summer program and during retreat weekends Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar.

COVID-19 Vaccination Required. Masks are worn at the direction of the Camp Director per City/County guidelines.

Job Description

The Assistant Director at Camp Bob Waldorf has an integral role in the fulfillment of the camp mission. At the core of our mission is making sure that all campers are provided with the care that they need in order to be successful while they are at camp. The Assistant Director position stewards the camper application process, facilitates interviews, manages on site camper wellness and care and oversees general camp wellness (Full time team, Seasonal staff, Leadership Campers, Campers) in order to make Camp Bob Waldorf a place where everyone feels at home. Through utilizing the best practices of the camping and wellness industry the Assistant Director will help the staff and campers that attend, reach their fullest potential.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Work with the Camp Director and the Community engagement team to develop and implement camper recruitment, application, registration processes and an impactful overall camp experience.

Specifically:

· Visit and communicate with partner agencies and their staff year-round.

· Read and analyze Camper applications for retreats and summer.

· Become an expert in the Campminder system for registration and enrollment of campers and running necessary reports for retreats and summer camp.

· Follow up on camper engagement team notes and communicate directly with and gather information from families and, if necessary, therapists, school counselors et al regarding information which may affect campers experience at camp.

· Make final decision on individual camper enrollment status and communicate with Camper Engagement team via Campminder system.

· Work with Camper Engagement Association and Program Director to create cabin lists for retreats and summer utilizing information from Campminder and individual camper applications.

During camp sessions:

· Communicate camper health/wellness needs to camp staff prior to all sessions, including retreats.

· Supervise directly the Camper Care team and co-supervise, with the Program Director, the Camp Counselor team during retreats and summer camp.

· Communicate with families year-round regarding camper health and wellness.

2. Work with the entire Team:

· Create and maintain a community where everyone feels physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually welcome and safe.

· Work closely with other divisions of JBBBSLA (Mentoring, College Scholarships, Teen Talk) to communicate when campers who utilize multiple JBBBSLA programs overlap into the camp system.

· Take a lead role with camp open houses (virtual and in person), recruitment events, community partner engagement and Gear Up for Camp Day.

3. Work with the Camp Director:

· Stay up to date on processes and best practices for the industry by attending meetings/trainings for AIJC, JAC, ACA and other appropriate organizations and leadership training institutes

· Take the lead on high level behavior and mental health management for both campers and staff during retreats and summer camp season

· Communicate directly with families pre, during and post retreat programs regarding their campers’ experience at camp

· File reports and follow ups with DCFS regarding any mandated reporting issues

· Maintain meticulous wellness and health notes in the Campminder system for all campers as necessary

4. Work closely with the Program Director and Camp Leadership team:

· Assist with summer staff hiring as needed

· Take a lead role in designing and implementing summer all staff training sessions

· Provide input, feedback and creative effort into camp schedules, staff time of scheduling and other summer and retreat program logistics

· Serve as the primary coordinator for Summer Camp “Leaders in Training and Pillar Leaders” Programs. Including recruitment, interviewing, schedules and training.

· Follow up with participants and create year-round engagement opportunities

5. Assist the Camp Director with preparation for ACA accreditation process.

6. Provide Leadership and guidance to all staff in the absence of Camp Director.

7. Assist the entire Camp Team in all aspects of the camp experience to ensure the smooth running of camp year-round

The Assistant Camp Director will work closely with all members of the camp department and will be supervised by the Camp Director. The position will also interact with other members of JBBBSLA including staff members of the Development, Finance, College Access + Success, Teen Talk, Mentoring Program and HR/Operations.

QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field required

· Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred

· Experience in planning and implementing Jewish cultural programming preferred

· 1-2 years administrative or enrollment-based experience

· Strong oral and written communication skills

· Well-developed interpersonal skills, positive energy, sense of self, open mind, and empathy.

· Strong initiative and a willingness to go the extra mile for those that we serve

COMPENSATION

· Salary Range – $62,400 – $66,000 annually

· Year-round, full-time, exempt Position

· Position required to live onsite during retreats and summer camp, housing and meals provided

· Camp Bob Waldorf is in Glendale, CA. Position will be based out of Camp office year-round.

Camp Bob Waldorf/JBBBSLA offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary range commensurate with experience. Generous paid vacation and sick leave plus three additional personal days, paid federal and all no work permitted Jewish holidays. Employer-paid benefits include 403b retirement plan, vision and dental insurance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Other benefits include a generous portion of employee’s medical premium paid, 403b voluntary retirement plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Pet Insurance, Legal and ID insurance and opportunities for learning and professional development. We close early on Fridays in observance of Shabbat creating a 38-hour work week. We enjoy a fun office environment and a fantastic team who are dedicated to the meaningful work we do.

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call
  • Weekend availability

Apply now at THIS LINK.

Teen Talk App Supervisor (Remote, Contract)

Teen Talk is a free Android and iPhone App teens can download to seek free social and emotional support anonymously from trained peer Teen Advisors. Teen Advisors undergo a 50-hour live online training to learn reflective communication skills, mental health basics, coping skills and crisis intervention skills prior to volunteering on the Teen Talk App. Over the past three years the app has grown from concept to reality, serving over 32,000 teens in over 100 countries.

We are looking for an enthusiastic professional that cares deeply about teen mental health and enjoys teaching teens to join the Teen Talk App Team. Applicants must be a Licensed MFT or MSW.

Summary of Role
• Remotely oversee and monitor trained teen advisor volunteers on Teen Talk App, ensuring posts are responded to in timely and appropriate manner
• Supervisor is responsible for crisis intervention (when appropriate) including direct messaging teens in crisis, child abuse reporting and contacting local authorities if necessary
• Supervisor will provide guidance and emotional support to teen advisor volunteers (before, during, and after remote shift)
• Supervisor will complete end of shift summaries and report to the Teen Talk App Director

Qualifications
Applicant must be a Licensed MFT or MSW
• Preferred Crisis Line or Crisis Intervention Experience
• Experience working with adolescents
• Ability to exercise sound judgment, punctuality, and professionalism
• Access to a computer

App is open Monday – Sunday from 5:00-10:00 PM PT. Days are flexible, but Supervisor must be available to work a complete shift (4:45pm-10:15pm).

If you are interested in applying, please email your resume to ksinger@jbbbsla.org.

Financial Reports

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles takes great pride in its financial stewardship as a 501(c)(3) public charity. Tax ID #95-1691009.

Click below to view our recent financial reports:

The Foundation For Camp Bob Waldorf

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.

For more information on The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, please contact Aly Graiwer at (323) 456-1151 or agraiwer@jbbbsla.org.

“Camp Bob Waldorf changed my life when I was 8 and 9 years old and had no idea what direction my life would take. The Foundation ensures that the camp is here for kids like me forever!”

Sandy Sigal, VP of the Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf and former camper

Publications

JBBBSLA is proud to share information about our programs and our people through an annual impact statement and a biannual “Snapshot.”