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LJCC Camp Meet Our Staff
Assistant Camp Director Abby Durham, graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors of General Studies in Religious Studies and a minor in Jewish Studies. She began her camp career at the Memphis JCC working as a CIT all the way to a senior counselor. Last summer she was the TAG specialist (Jewish specialist) at the same camp. She has also spent many summers at Henry S. Jacobs Camp as a staff member and camper. For the past few months she has been working in the Early Childhood Center as a Toddler and Preschool Assistant Teacher. She enjoys working with children because she believes they are our future. She is very fortunate to be able to help them grow and prosper as well as educate them in the best possible way. In the future she aspires to continue her education by earning a master’s in Jewish Education as well as become ordained as a Rabbi.
Rebecca Harrison, CIT Trainer: graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Criminology and then received an MS in Sports Administration from Marshall University. She has 6 years of NCAA Division I coaching experience, as well as teaching college level clinics for FSU, Marshall University, Samford and USA Olympic Softball. Her elementary age teaching experience consisted of being the NEMJDS PE teacher in 1998 and a Project Adventure counselor for the Mountain Brook Schools for 5 years. Here at the LJCC, Rebecca coached basketball and soccer youth teams from 1998 - 2011. She was the assistant camp director from 1999 - 2011. Rebecca was frequently found behind the scenes of fun and pranks. Rebecca began teaching swim lessons in 2008, and contiues in this capacity full time here at the J.
Samantha Dubrinsky, Jewish Experience Coordinator: works at The Birmingham Jewish Federation as a Staff Associate and is also currently the Jewish Life Experience Coordinator at the LJCC. Samantha grew up in Mountain Brook, AL, graduated from Mountain Brook High School and attended Tulane University and Birmingham-Southern College. Samantha has been working in Birmingham’s Jewish community for almost three years now. Samantha currently serves as a BBG advisor. Raised in an interfaith home, Samantha will focus on emphasizing values for all religions that will encourage goodwill towards all, cooperation, and appreciation. Her lesson plans will encourage your child to put thought and action into what makes us good people and, more importantly, why we should be good people.
The J is a place where people of all faiths and communities come together for wellness of mind, body and soul.