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Rabbi Ilana Mills


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Rabbi Ilana Mills joined the Kalsman team after spending three summers in senior leadership roles at Kalsman. She brings a passion for camp and learning everywhere she goes. Rabbi Ilana is a true product of the Union for Reform Judaism.

Cheryl Lazar


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Cheryl joined the Kalsman team in 2021 as part of our West Coast Hub of URJ camps! Cheryl has worked as a bookkeeper for over 20 years. She lives in San Rafael with her husband Bill, son Sam and daughter Sarah. Cheryl graduated with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Accounting from UCLA..

Kim Press


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Kim Press joined the Kalsman team as the West Coast Registrar in 2021 having worked for URJ Camp Newman since 2016.  Kim and her husband Marc live in San Rafael and are very active members of Congregation Rodef Sholom. When Kim isn’t busy answering parent questions about registration,  scholarships, and all things camp-related, she likes to run, row, bake, and read.



Ryan Cutuli


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Jessica Brumer

Assistant Director

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Jessica is very excited to be joining the full time Camp Kalsman staff as an Assistant Director. She has attended camp each summer since its inaugural summer of 2007, first as a camper, then as staff member and most recently on the leadership team. Camp has shaped her into the person she is today, and she could not be more excited to be able to show her love and passion for camp all year long.

Christopher alexander

Assistant Caretaker

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Jena Whitesman

Assistant Director

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Jena is no stranger to URJ camps having grown up at URJ Camp Coleman in Georgia each summer since she was eight years old! After many years as a camper and staff member, she is thrilled to join the Kalsman team in the Pacific Northwest.

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