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Summer 2023 Team- Meet the Team

Zoe Winer- Administrative/ Logistics Supervisor

Hi! My name is Zoe and I’m in my third year at Queen’s University. I have experience working as both a day camp counsellor and art instructor, and I love visual arts, baking, and hiking!! I am super excited to be joining the JCK Team this summer!

Sarah Oziel- On Site Supervisor/ Social Media

Hi! I’m Sarah and I just finished my second year at Queens University. I’ve worked at multiple day camps throughout past summers and love spending my time doing arts and crafts, reading, baking, and hanging out with my friends and family. I’m super excited to be joining the JCK team this summer! This summer I will be the face campers and counsellors get to interact with daily! I'll be walking around the bunks to make sure everyone is happy and having a great time at Camp! In addition, I will be leading Kindness Kids Workshops for Bullying Prevention and encouraging great behaviour at camp using our JCK Star Dollars and Friday Prize Day!

Summer 2024 Team coming soon

DJ VB Rose

Hi! I'm Vered aka DJ VB Rose. You might recognize from a recent Bat Mitzvah or a fun JCK Program! Aside from being the Co-Founder of JCK Camps and JCK Entertainment where I make all the magic happen behind the scenes year round, you can also catch me this summer DJ'ing for your kiddies at camp and pumping up the energy! We can't wait for an amazing Summer 2023! 

Tamara Goldman-Ruach & Creative Activities (Art. Silly Science, Baking)

Hi! My name is Tamara! I can't wait to meet all your kids this summer! where I'll bringing the best ruach and camp energy!  We have some exciting and fun activities planned for your kids this summer! I will also be the South to North bus monitor! I can't wait for an amazing summer at JCK!

Elysa Keshen

Specialty Camp Head & Judaic Theme/ Camp Learning (July Session)

I'm Elysa, BA, MJED, currently a Morah at Netivot Hatorah. I come to JCK with 10 plus years experience in both formal and informal settings teaching Hebrew and Judaics across the GTA and beyond. I served in the IDF as a Medical Administrator for the Iron Dome. My Masters thesis researched the spiritual, academic and social impact of challah baking in the classroom in the early years. I love seeing children engaging with Jewish life, with their creativity and simply having fun. I am very excited to make new memories at JCK this summer!

Keren Barak- Zumba/ Dance Specialist & Musical Theatre Program Director (August)

Keren Barak is a graduate of the Victoria International Ballet Academy. She holds an Artiste de Ballet diploma, a B1 Zumba License, as well as certificates in Power Circuit and Bodyworks plus Abs from LA Fitness.

She is trained in Classical and Contemporary Ballet, Character Dance, Hip-Hop, and Salsa. Keren also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre and Film from York University and works as an actress in the Toronto Film Industry.

Upon graduation, Keren has participated in a variety of dance and theatre shows in York University, Karpov Ballet Academy, as well as other independent productions. She is always exploring different ways of finding the love of dance in everyone who comes her way! Keren recently directed our Musical Production: Trolls: Shine Bright as well as Encanto!

She is looking forward to an amazing Summer 2023! 

Mark Bernstein- Sports Workshops

Mark is a sought after Sports Coach. He has experience working with children of all ages and has worked for 10-10 sports as well as with VIBE dance and fitness studio teaching Breakdancing. Mark is the founder of On-Your-Mark and currently teaches sports workshops in schools and camps. 

Kinneret- Yoga Workshops  

KinneretYoga teacher training was founded by Kinneret Dubowitz in 2007- and she brings her knowledge, experience, vision, commitment to inspiring women and strengthening their professional skills in the art of teaching yoga and dance/ movement. Kinneret has a Master's degree in Creative Arts/ Dance Movement Therapy from Lesly College, Cambridge MA and received her yoga alliance certification in 1996 from the Toronto School Flow Yoga giving her the current credentials as an ERYT (Experience Registered Yoga Teacher) As a blogger for the Times of Israel, Kinneret writes on topics related to Yoga, Dance & Movement.  Kinneret currently runs her accredited Yoga teachers' training programs in Israel and North America. Kinneret is looking forward to a great summer teaching campers at JCK yoga & breathing techniques! 

Milka Beker- Specialty Camp Head and Camp Special Activities/ Judaic Learning (August)

Funtastic Extension Camp- Special Workshops

Milka Beker is looking forward to her 5th summer at JCK! She studied theatre at York University, focusing on Drama Education and Children Studies. She is passionate about STEM and the Arts and is excited to bring her creativity and spunk to camp this year! This summer she will be our STEM Camp Head as well as our special activities programs in August session and Funtastic Extension Camp! She is looking forward to an amazing summer 2023 season!

Carly Siegel- Program Assistant & Logistics/ Camp Inventory

Carly Siegel has been working at JCK as an assistant logistics coordinator. We can always count on Carly to set up every program and organize our activities bags. This summer Carly will be joining as as our camp activity packer and shopper. We can't wait for an amazing summer!

Vanessa Smith- Year Program Planner

Vanessa Smith has been writing up all our amazing summer themes and activities and we can't wait to run all of the amazing programming activities that Vanessa has prepared for us. From Silly Science to Theme Crafts to Creative Food Art and more! We can't wait for Summer 2023!

Rachel Gitter- Mini Creative Specialties- Drama, Gardening, Beading

Rachel Gitter has been writing as long as she can remember, from songs to stories to play scripts. She loves expressing herself in words and is passionate about her writing. As well, she loves to sing and plays piano. She has taken two years of vocal lessons, and had also attended an arts camp where she's studied voice, piano, drama and writing. She is excited to be doing creative activities with the JCK kids this summer and sharing her passions with them.

Sarah Cohen- BoyZone Senior Counsellor

Hi! My name is Sarah Cohen. I am looking forward to camp and being the senior Counsellor for our BoyZone group. My passions are reading, baking, music and science. I have many brothers and love to play sports with them so we will be doing lots of Sports with our boys group! See you soon!

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