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.

Michael Wilck, our Council Chair, and his family at camp.

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, and Sustainability


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

Council Members

  • Michael Wilck (Chair/Exec. Committee)
  • Ali Reich (Vice Chair/Exec. Committee)
  • Marc Landis (Vice Chair/Exec. Committee)
  • Jeff Green (Exec. Committee)
  • Dan Fuchs (Immediate Past Chair/Exec. Committee)
  • Rosanne Selfon (Past Chair)
  • Molly Diamondstein
  • Josh Fendrick
  • Jennifer Finkelstein
  • Samantha Green
  • Shira Haaz
  • Sophie Kaplan
  • Josh Laster
  • Jennifer Lee
  • Julie Snyder Levine
  • Ronni Pressman
  • Stacy Rigler
  • Adam Rosenberg
  • Adina Rosenthal
  • Julie Schwartz
  • Bob Shepard
  • Ramona Sitko
  • Peter Sklar
  • Amanda Wachstein
  • Bettyruth Walter
  • Ian Weitzman
  • Rabbi Rachel Ackerman (Faculty Dean)
  • Aaron Nielsenshultz (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
  • Caroline Kallman Joffe
  • Sharon Kollender
  • Abraham Morris
  • Daniel Nestel
  • Susan Olinsky
  • Dan Pliskin (Past Chair)
  • Alan Prushan
  • Mimi Prushan
  • Helene Sacks
  • Ben Wachstein
  • Josh Waldorf
  • Rabbi Steve Weisman