David Berkman, Camp Director
David Berkman comes to Camp Kalsman with a wealth of camping experience. A product of URJ Camps, David was selected as Camp Kalsman’s first director for his expertise in informal Jewish education, his management expertise, and his love of camping. Working within the URJ Camps system since 1997, he held Senior Assistant Director positions for URJ Camps in Texas and Pennsylvania before joining the national staff as the Associate Director of URJ Camping in 2005. He served with distinction as the project manager for Jacobs’ Ladder, a distribution center for hurricane relief supplies established by the Union for Reform Judaism near Jackson, MS that delivered more than 3 million pounds of supplies to those in need after Hurricane Katrina.
A Colorado native who grew up in Texas, he holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in management from the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business. David is an avid scuba diver and loves to travel. David spent his first summer at camp when he was just 6 years old and hasn’t looked back since!
Max Weinberg, Senior Assistant Camp Director
Max is thrilled to join the team as Senior Assistant Director at Camp Kalsman! Max comes to the Pacific Northwest from URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, the URJ’s Midwest regional camp, where he spent seven summers as a counselor, songleader, unit head, and the last two as Assistant Director. Max grew up in the Chicago suburbs, and as a member of North Shore Congregation Israel, developed his passion for Judaism. He has staffed and led numerous retreats for congregations in the Midwest. Max attended Indiana University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, and worked in Chicago Public Schools while completing his teacher certification.
In his free time, Max loves to watch sports (Go Blackhawks!) and play music. Max is excited to share his love of camp with the Kalsman community and can’t wait for the summer!
Heidi Love, Business Manager
Heidi has lived in the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years and has been with the URJ since 2005, starting as the registrar for Camp Atid, Camp Kalsman’s predecessor.
She has many years of experience in camp and workshop registration, database management, bookkeeping, development assistance and volunteer coordination. Heidi has worked for non-profit groups such as Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle and the Hands On Children’s Museum in Olympia. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, dragon-boating, gardening, reading, learning, hiking, bicycling, and enjoying the great outdoors.
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Jackie Kleinstein, NFTY-NW Interim Regional Advisor
Steve Head, Caretaker