photo deck groupThe purpose of the Camp Harlam Camp Council is to secure resources to provide support and guidance in carrying out the mission, vision and program of Camp Harlam. The Council’s advisory role includes providing resources of all types, locating sources for development and contributing our personal and professional expertise. The Council is comprised of committed lay leaders working in partnership with Harlam’s professional staff and the camping committee of the Union for Reform Judaism (the “NAC”).

Council members are stakeholders in the future of Camp Harlam, and together with camp’s professional staff, they make a mutual promise to work together for the greater good of the Harlam community. We recognize that to be effective in this work, it must be personally meaningful and fulfilling. By recognizing our individual areas of interest and skills, we can better align our volunteer efforts, deepen our relationship to the camp community and further the mission, vision and program of Camp Harlam.

To fulfill Camp Harlam’s mission and vision, Members of the Council aid in determining goals, initiatives and strategies. During a Council member’s term, they pledge to help execute these strategies and commit to the following roles and responsibilities as a member of the Council:

  • Give of one’s time, professional and financial resources and relationships
  • Contribute to the Annual Campaign (to benefit Scholarship), Capital Campaign, and other fundraising efforts at a personally significant level
  • Include Camp Harlam in personal legacy planning
  • Attend and actively participate in Council meetings
  • Serve on one Committee and participate in one initiative project each year
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of Camp Harlam and Harlam Day Camp and communicate our mission and program to individuals and families in the communities we serve
  • Represent Camp Harlam in communities and congregations through outreach, advocacy and promotion

If you would like more information about the Camp Council, please contact Lisa David (Associate Director) at LDavid@URJ.org or 610-668-0423, ext. 1042.


Council Members

  • Dan Pliskin (Chair)
    Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood, PA
  • Ali Reich (Vice Chair)
    Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, Elkins Park, PA
  • Marc Landis (Vice Chair)
    Congregation Rodeph Shalom, New York, NY
  • Michael Wilck (Secretary)
    Temple Shalom, Succusunna, NJ
  • Melody Taylor (NFTY Professional)
    Garden Empire Region
  • Ellie Tepper (NFTY Professional)
    Mid-Atlantic Region
  • Amanda Wachstein (NFTY Professional)
    Congregation Shaarai Shomayim, Lancaster, PA
  • Jennifer Finkelstein
    Congregation Shaarai Shomayim, Lancaster, PA
  • Daniel Fuchs
    Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA
  • Patty Glascom
    Congregation Keneseth Israel, Allentown, PA
  • Jen Goldstein
    Temple Emanu-El, Westfield, NJ
  • Jeff Green
    Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA
  • Samantha Green
    Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA
  • Rabbi Michael Holzman
    Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, Reston, VA
  • Caroline Kallman Joffe
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Josh Laster
    Malvern, PA
  • Jennifer Lee
    New York, NY
  • Julie Levine
    Congregation M’kor Shalom, Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Robin Miller
    Temple Oheb Shalom, Baltimore, MD
  • Lori Motis
    Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA
  • Daniel Nestel
    Congregation Beth El, Bethesda, MD
  • Alison Petok
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Ronni Pressman
    Temple Ner Tamid, Bloomfield, NJ
  • Mimi Prushan
    Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood, PA
  • Adam Rosenberg
    Temple Oheb Shalom, Baltimore, MD
  • Matt Schwartz
    Temple Emanuel of South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Rosanne Selfon (Immediate Past Chair)
    Congregation Shaarai Shomayim, Lancaster, PA
  • Joshua Waldorf
    Congregation Beth Chaim, Princeton, NJ
  • Bettyruth Walter
    Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia, PA

Harlam Chaverim

  • Rabbi Craig Axler
    Temple Isaiah, Fulton, MD
  • Dan Baratz
    Adath Emanuel, Mount Laurel, NJ
  • Jaqueline Bass
    Temple Emanuel, Westfield, NJ
  • Josh Bomze
    Logan Township, NJ
  • Scott Fein
    Brooklyn, NY
  • David Forstein
    Simpsonville, SC
  • Sharon Kollender
    Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA
  • Abraham Morris
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Susan Olinsky
    Congregation M’kor Shalom, Cherry Hill NJ
  • Alan Prushan
    Main Line Reform Temple, Wynnewood, PA
  • Helene Sacks
    Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase, MD
    Temple Sinai, Washington, DC
  • Larry Simon
    Wynnewood, PA
  • Ben Wachstein
    Congregation Shaarai Shomayim, Lancaster, PA
  • Rabbi Steve Weisman
    Temple Solel, Bowie, MD