Year Round Staff
Amit Weitzer – Executive Director
Crediting much of her own leadership and Jewish identity development to summers as a camper and counselor in the woods of Northern Ontario, Amit Weitzer is a deep believer in the power of intentional camp communities. Amit is thrilled to join the Tavor family and contribute to a program through which campers and staff develop confidence, humility, and the social and emotional skills needed to grow as compassionate community leaders.
Amit brings her years of experience in youth leadership programming as an educator, manager and camp director to Camp Tavor. As the director of Tamarack Camps’ Agree Outpost Camp, Amit managed day-to-day camp operations of a collectivist wilderness leadership camping program for Jewish teens. As the manager for the Student Conservation Association’s Detroit programs, Amit supervised an intergenerational staff responsible for collaborating with high school youth leading environmental conservation projects throughout Detroit’s city parks and neighborhood green spaces. Amit has worked as an educator and facilitator with middle school, high school and college age students engaged in critical service learning experiences. Most recently, Amit managed the University of Michigan Department of Psychology’s criminal and juvenile justice service learning program, while completing her Masters of Social Work, focused on youth and community development.
Max Jensen – Outreach Manager
Max Jensen grew up in Beverly Hills, MI (a small suburb Northwest of Detroit), started going to Tavor in 2001 and went on both of Habonim Dror’s Israel programs: MBI and Workshop. He has worked as a madrich (counselor) for four summers at Tavor and as the camp driver for one.
Max moved to Kalamazoo to study creative writing at Kalamazoo College, graduated in 2013, and now lives in Grand Rapids, MI. Tavor and Habonim have been some of the most defining and important experiences of Max’s life and he is incredibly excited to be giving back to Tavor and taking on a more professional role at camp than he has in the past.
Max will be handling some of the internal logistics and administration of machaneh (registration, events that happen outside of the normal summer sessions like Taste of Tavor) as well as some externally focused communication and marketing and any other tasks that need to get done.
He looks forward to talking to and meeting all of you!