Jewish Camps USA


In 2014 Jason along with other camp alumni founded Jewish Camps USA. Jason is the executive director and has spent every summer at camp since 2010, Jason spends his year making sure that camp life continues and then supplies opportunities for staff around the world to go on a Jewish journey. JCUSA’s mission is to bring the diaspora to camp and give campers the chance to meet Jewish people from around the world. JCUSA’s programme focuses on each individual and Jason makes sure that he knows every person that goes to camp. Jason spends his summers visiting the camps we work with so our understanding of the each camps programme, culture and traditions will be right for each staff member.

Jason makes camp away from camp, the JCUSA family, a home for so many and supports our staff through the whole process. Jason says at camp you are the best version of yourself and it brings the best people in the world together. 


Elana first went to camp in summer 2012 on the West Coast to Camp JCA Shalom in Malibu. She was part of the original English delegation that helped found Jewish Camps USA. Elana graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA(Hons) in Marketing in 2014. 

During the pre-camp experience, Elana supports all the JCUSA staff from around the globe personally guiding them through the JCUSA program. Elana works closely with our partners facilitating all of the J1 visas.

“From the outside looking in you can’t understand it, from the inside looking out you can’t explain it.”


Harry has recently graduated from where he studied business management at Pearson College. He went to Berkshire Hills in Summer 2019, he was a general counselor where he had a cabin of 12-13-year olds. He thoroughly enjoyed watching the kids grow and develop over the course of the summer. He is excited to continue to be a part of the JCUSA team and help to connect other Jewish students to camps and help give them the same amazing experiences he had.


Originally from the south of Israel, Dolev now resides in Givatayim. He graduated from Oranim College of Education, where he received a B.A in English Language, Literature, and Education.

In 2016, Dolev worked at Camp Kingswood. This summer started the never-ending journey he is on to this day. The camp became his home away from home, and he strives to bring his unique experience to everything he does. Following his experience with Kingswood, Dolev has ventured and worked with various camps and Jewish communities around North America, in the U.S, Canada, and Israel. Somehow he always found himself returning to the best place ever – camp.

Dolev is excited to bring his passion for camp and support every individual who wants to embark on their own journey to a summer that might change their lives too. Dolev and the rest of our Israel team can’t wait to hear from you and support you through the process to ensure you have the summer of your life!


Ariel has worked much of his life as Madrij. In the beginning, while studying for his Bachelor of Administration and MBA, he worked with boys, girls, and teenagers at the Sociedad Hebraica Argentina. He also coordinated Leaders Schools and Camps both in Argentina and in the Jewish Community of Madrid in Spain. Now, he continues to help Madrij, but now for companies. He helps different organizations and their members in projects related to development and growth. Currently, he is also a Professor in the Career of Psychology at the Maimonides University in Buenos Aires.

His headline phrase is: One is a Madrij for life!


Judith first went to camp in 2019 where she worked as an inclusion specialist, she then returned to camp in 2022 to work as the inclusion coordinator. Alongside having a love for camp, Judith has always had a passion for working with people to promote their wellbeing and enable them to participate in various aspects of life. Judith has a degree in Psychology and is currently on her final year of an Occupational Therapy Masters. Judith is looking forward to using her knowledge and experience to support people on their journey to camp this summer. Judith is also excited to  also be involved in the organisation of the JCUSA orientation days for summer 2024.