Harlam Council Chair, Dan Fuchs

Harlam Council Overview

The purpose of the Harlam Council is to engage lay leaders in supporting URJ Camp Harlam and to leverage their expertise and experience. Members provide advice and feedback, shape strategy and major programs, and generate resources to enhance the operations and impact of camp. While our Council does not have legal fiduciary responsibilities, the Council’s work is vital to Harlam’s success. Empowered to be involved and impactful, the Council – as a group – is responsible for:

  • Shaping and protecting the mission, vision, and values of URJ Camp Harlam
  • Understanding Harlam’s resource needs and generating financial support to help meet those needs
  • Strengthening Harlam by connecting camp to its stakeholders and its stakeholders (current and future) to camp
  • Serving as a sounding board for the Pro Staff, particularly the Executive Director
  • Establishing and sustaining active lay leadership involvement through the Council, Committees, and Task Forces

As a group, the Council develops goals, initiatives, and strategies to guide its work. Members undertake this work in collaboration with the Pro Staff and the Youth Program network of the Union of Reform Judaism.

Committees of the Council: Development, Executive Committee, Facility, & Financial Assistance

Current Task Forces of the Council/Pro Staff: Alumni Engagement, Council Restructuring, Family Engagement, Gesher (CIT) Program, Open & Safe: Interfaith Families, Open & Safe: LGBTQ, & Sustainability


If you would like more information about the Council, please contact Aaron Selkow (Executive Director) at ASelkow@URJ.org or 610-668-0423, ext. 1034.

Council Members

  • Dan Fuchs (Chair/Exec. Committee)
  • Ali Reich (Vice Chair/Exec. Committee)
  • Marc Landis (Vice Chair/Exec. Committee)
  • Michael Wilck (Secretary/Exec. Committee)
  • Jeff Green (Exec. Committee)
  • Rosanne Selfon (Past Chair)
  • Jessa Cameron (NFTY Professional)
  • Amanda Wachstein (NFTY Professional)
  • Josh Fendrick
  • Jennifer Finkelstein
  • Jen Goldstein
  • Samantha Green
  • Shira Haaz
  • Caroline Kallman Joffe
  • Josh Laster
  • Jennifer Lee
  • Julie Snyder Levine
  • Daniel Nestel
  • Ronni Pressman
  • Adam Rosenberg
  • Adina Rosenthal
  • Julie Schwartz
  • Matt Schwartz
  • Ramona Sitko
  • Joshua Waldorf
  • Bettyruth Walter
  • Rabbi Rachel Ackerman (Faculty Dean)
  • Aaron Nielsenshulz (Faculty Dean)
  • Rabbi Larry Malinger (Faculty Dean)
  • Rabbi Scott Nagel (Faculty Dean)

Harlam Chaverim

  • Rabbi Craig Axler
  • Dan Baratz
  • Jaqueline Bass
  • Josh Bomze
  • Scott Fein
  • David Forstein
  • Patty Glascom
  • Sharon Kollender
  • Abraham Morris
  • Susan Olinsky
  • Dan Pliskin (Immediate Past Chair)
  • Alan Prushan
  • Mimi Prushan
  • Helene Sacks
  • Larry Simon
  • Ben Wachstein
  • Rabbi Steve Weisman