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Year Round Staff

The year round leadership team at Beber Camp has numerous years of Jewish camping and Beber experience. We are diverse group with camping, social work, education, marketing, design and business experience blended with a passion for Jewish youth summer experiences!

With over 130 combined years of Beber experience, it’s clear that we love camp!

Stefan Teodosic – Executive Director

staff-6Stefan brings an extensive and dynamic background to the position of Executive Director of Beber Camp, Perlman Camp, and the Perlman Retreat Center at Beber Camp. He grew up going to camp as a camper, counselor, unit head, trip leader and camp director. He has been involved in Jewish camping for over 25 years and is deeply committed to the field. Stefan believes that camp is the ultimate venue for child growth, development and fun! He has a degree in Economics and a degree in Spanish from the University of Michigan, as well as an MBA with a focus on Strategy.

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Michael Wax – Camp Director

staff-2Michael has been devoted to Beber since the summer of 1982 where he arrived as a camper from Louisville, Kentucky. Since that time, Michael has enjoyed various roles at camp. Michael has a bachelors of science in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also has his MBA/JD from the University of Louisville. He currently works as the Director of Programming, supervising both year-round and summer programming. His work in advancing the alumni association to support the Beber Camp Annual Fund has allowed Beber to exceed its families needs for the past two camp seasons. Michael and his family love spending summers in Mukwonago.

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Marc Altman – Director of Sustainability and Engagement

staff-7Marc joined the Beber family in the summer of 1990 and has been a camper, CIT, counselor and had a run as the camp photographer. Marc received his undergraduate degree in Applied Math and Economics at Brown University. From there he moved on to PricewaterhouseCoopers specializing in computer forensics and data analysis. Marc left consulting to engage his creative passion, establishing his own photography company while collaborating with non-profits around the world as a freelance documentary photographer. He then transitioned to a project manager role in both the for-profit and non-profit organizations. He is excited to be back in the Beber world.

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Joel Bennett – Director of Human Resources

staff-4Joel’s first summer at camp was a two-week Rookie session in 1993. He worked as a counselor, division leader, and program director before joining the full-time Leadership Team in 2008. Passionate about travel, the environment, and Jewish Education, Joel holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Recognized in 2014 as one of the “36 Under 36” up-and-coming Jewish Professionals in Chicago, Joel is also a graduate of the inaugural class of the Yitro Fellowship, a professional development and advancement program for Assistant Jewish Summer Camp Directors by the Foundation for Jewish Camp. He is a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional and holds a Six Sigma Green Belt.

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Abby Mintz – Assistant Director of Camper and Staff Life

Abby first went to Jewish summer camp in 1995 then spent 8 years as a camper before becoming a counselor, Assistant Unit Head, and Day Camp Director. She attended Vanderbilt University where she earned a M.Ed. in Human Development Counseling and B.S. in Human and Organizational Development. From there she spent time living in India and Israel where she conducted educational research and enjoyed traveling both countries. Upon her return to the States, she worked in project management, business strategy and administration for for-profits in the student enrichment and summer camping space, while also volunteering as a clinical counselor. Abby is passionate about building communities that encourage personal growth and she believes deeply in the value of the overnight Jewish summer camp experience. Abby even loves camp so much that she actually got married there! She is thrilled to join the Beber community!

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Alex Pomerantz – Assistant Director of Operations

Alex first attended Beber Camp as a camper in 2003 for eight summers and then continued to work at camp as a Music Specialist, Song Leader, Head Counselor, Division Leader, and Teen Leadership Director. Alex received his B.S. in Recreation Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After graduating he moved to Nashville, TN to pursue a career in the Music Industry. In 2016, Alex returned to Chicago as the Concert Manager for City Winery, a combination restaurant, winery and concert venue, where he mixed it up in the green room with artists like Randy Newman, Art Garfunkel, Kris Kristofferson and The Goo Goo Dolls. Alex is thrilled to come back to his Beber home as a full-time member of the Beber Camp team!

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Stacy Jordan Greenberg – Assistant Director of Programing

Stacy’s journey at Beber Camp began when she was a camper in 1987, where she developed a love for the 3BC community.  She continued to  advance as a CIT, counselor and Makor Division Leader.  Stacy holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Ball State University with a minor in Special Education, and a M.Ed in Multicultural Education from Florida  Atlantic University.  For the past 20 years Stacy has taught first and second grades in South Florida, and most recently completed her long career in a self-contained classroom for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  Stacy’s ability to extend herself and set high expectations is proof that she will continue to develop the highest quality of camper care and programing at Beber.  As the 2015 Palm Beach County Teacher of the Year, Stacy brings leadership, curriculum development and an incredible amount of experience working with children and families back to the camp atmosphere.  She believes that children need to establish interpersonal skills and enjoy being kids in this fast-paced world that we live in, and summer camp is the perfect place to develop these skills.  Stacy is grateful to be coming home as a member of the full-time camp family.

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Elli Krandel – Manager of Sustainability and Engagement

staff-5After watching her older sister head off to Beber for two summers, Elli joined in the fun with her first summer in 1997. After ten years as a camper, Elli came back to work as a counselor, Director of Judaics, and eventually Makor Division Leader. Elli has a degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Elli moved to Chicago after graduating and participated in AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, putting her camp skills into good use as one of thirteen housemates learning how to live in an intentional community, while exploring the connections between Judaism and social justice work. Elli has been working in the Chicagoland non-profit community since her time in AVODAH, and she is excited to bring together her passions for camping, Judaism, and non-profit sustainability.

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Lauren Berndt – Donor Officer

Lauren fell in love with camp when she was twelve, but twelve-year-old Lauren couldn’t have imagined the role camp would have in her future. As she prepared to leave for college, Lauren reflected on the way camp had impacted her, and how she left her first summer empowered and with increased confidence. Interested in facilitating that experience for others, she went on to study Therapeutic Recreation at Ithaca College, and spent the early years of her career leading programs and camps for individuals with developmental disabilities.

After leaving her job to live in Vietnam and travel the world, Lauren returned to the states and decided to re-enter the non-profit world, this time on the development side. She fell in love with fundraising for mission-driven organizations, and the opportunity to do that work for a camp is what brought her to Beber. Lauren is thrilled to be joining the team to allow for Beber Camp’s continued growth and sustainability, and to honor Beber’s heritage and heart, addressing the needs of generations of current and future campers. She can’t wait to bring her family for their first summer in Mukwonago!

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Sarabeth Salzman – Office Manager

After working in non-profit management within the Jewish community for over 10 years, Sarabeth is excited join Beber Camp and their incredible community. While Sarabeth grew up in Augusta, GA, her love of Chicago and the mid-west has grown so much over the last 9 years – including the snow! Her educational background includes a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan, including a graduate certificate in Jewish Communal Service (Sol Drachler Program). Professionally, she has served as the B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator at Temple Jeremiah and as the Synagogue Director of Emanuel Congregation in Chicago. She is excited to continue her career in Jewish communal service, while gaining a more in-depth understanding, and appreciation, of the overnight Jewish camping world.

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