Jewish Song Leader at Overnight Camp in Northeastern, PA

Camp Zeke | Lakewood, PA, United States

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Posted Date 2/15/2024

Spend an incredible summer, as a part of a wonderful, growing camp community! Camp Zeke is a Jewish overnight camp in Lakewood, PA that celebrates healthy, active living, joyful Judaism, culinary arts, and organic foods. Camp Zeke is seeking a mission-aligned Jewish Song Leader to join our team from June 17 – August 11, 2024. There is some flexibility with the start date if needed.

Key Responsibilities:
-The Jewish Song Leader is responsible for designing and implementing Camp Zeke’s Jewish program and weaving music into the fabric of camp life. The ideal candidate should play guitar, have prior song-leading experience, be an engaging story teller, and have a magnetic personality to inspire campers and make them excited about joyful Judaism.
-Lead Camp Zeke’s “G-d Squad” (a group of counselors who help with camp’s Jewish programs).
-Facilitate Shabbat programming, including Friday night services, Saturday morning Shabbat options, a Shabbat Torah skit, and Havdalah.
-Partner with specialty staff to integrate Jewish content into daily programming
-Lead and teach American and Hebrew folk songs in camp-wide song sessions after meals, during Jewish programs, in campfire settings, and during various down times. Also lead blessings before and after meals.
-Make announcements in the dining room at meals
-Start the camps day at our flagpole with morning songs and short prayers
-Act as the MC for some evening programs – creating excitement and infusing camp spirit into the activities.
-Finally, the Jewish Song Leader is responsible for taking a leadership role in shaping the culture of camp and building a sense of ruach (spirit) in the community.

-The ideal candidate should have a degree in Judaic Studies, Jewish Communal Work, music, or a related field or cantorial ordination.
-They should be able to actively lead both Judaic and secular song sessions.
-Good organizational and time management skills are essential.
-A passion for working with youth in a camp setting and the ability to lead our campers and staff in a joyful and engaging manner is a must.
-Must be available to live on-site at our camp in Northeastern PA from June 17 to August 11, 2024. There is some flexibility with the start date if needed.

Salary and Benefits:

-Salary is commensurate with experience
-Accommodations include an air-conditioned cabin
-Cabins are located on a 560-acre site on private Hickory Lake
-Room, board, and a salary are provided.
-Network and make friends with a diverse group of co-ed staff members from around the world.
-Take part in an exciting array of staff activities and social events. You will also be able to enjoy our lake, pool, hot tub, gym, sports fields, and more during your time off

To apply, please complete our online application: or email your resume to: [email protected]

Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Cantor | Early Childhood Hebrew Teacher | Early Childhood Judaic Studies Teacher | High Holiday Cantor | Jewish Studies Director | Jewish Studies Teacher | Music
Part Time Categories
Music | Summer Staff
Organization Type
Camps & Camping
Housing Benefit | Kosher Food Option Available
Job Location
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