Camp Leadership

Anna Shabtay
Director of Children and Camping Services 

Anna ShabtayNow in her second summer as Director of Children and Camping, Anna is excited to see what we can accomplish together! She has been at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC for over three years and prior to moving to Houston, Anna served as the Senior V.P. of Communication and Special Projects at the Memphis JCC. She has a master’s degree in Jewish Non-Profit Management from Hebrew Union College and a master’s degree in Public Administration from University of Southern California. Anna is passionate about camping and believes that camp has a huge impact on children’s futures. Anna has two kids who will both be at J Camps this summer!

Jennifer Rosenzweig
Assistant Director of Children and Camping 

Jennifer RosenzweigJennifer is the newest member of the J Camps staff. She grew up in Houston but left to spend 13 years in Philadelphia while attending the University of Pennsylvania. When Jennifer returned to Houston, she has gravitated to Houston’s Jewish non-profits, in volunteer roles at Beth Yeshurun Day School and as Family Life Coordinator at Congregation Beth Yeshurun. She has spent the last five years working at Camp Young Judaea-Texas involved in registration, scholarship, marketing, bookkeeping, and payroll. Jennifer is looking forward to working with the counselors, staff, and parents to make this a great summer for the campers. She has two kids who will be in middle school next year and will be trying out all of the amazing teen offerings this summer.

Kathy Sabia
Children and Camping Program Assistant 

Kathy SabiaKathy is a familiar face at the J Camps office as she has been working for J Camps since 2009. She is an LSU graduate and worked in public education before joining the J team. Kathy is integral to the administration of J Camps and ensures that everyone is taken care of! Kathy will tell you “I like interacting with the families and making the J Camps office a welcoming environment for everyone.”

Meagan Friedman
Camp Bami Director 

Meagan FriedmanMeagan is the Bertha Alyce School Director. She graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology. Meagan has spent many years working as a Day Camp Director for JCCs including the New Orleans JCC for four years and here in Houston for six years. She believes in the importance of summer camp for children and is looking forward to a great summer. She is excited to partner with Andi to make 2019 Camp BAMI the best yet!

Camp Directors

  • Andi Ward, BAMI Camp Director
  • Bryan Kiser, Sports Camp Director
  • Eli Pollack, Teen Camp Director
  • Erik Kiser, Tennis Camp Director
  • Eva De La Cruz, Performing Arts Camp Director
  • Jill Levy, Site Director – Merfish Camps
  • Marquise Davis, Kinder Camp Director
  • Rachelle Thompson, Gymnastics Camp Director
  • Tobi Arsham, Art Camp Director