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.
Randy Lubratich – Community Engagement Coordinator
Randy Lubratich grew up in Westchester County, New York, but her summers were spent at Camp Dunmore in Salisbury, Vermont starting at age 8. She spent 15 joyous years going from camper to counselor.
She moved to Kalamazoo, MI in 2009 to complete the latter stages of a lengthy career in television media where she developed her communication and outreach skills which she is excited to contribute to the success of Camp Tavor.
In recent years, she has worked with Kalamazoo’s Elizabeth Upjohn Community Healing Center, planning and executing numerous successful campaigns.
“I believe camp is where we set the foundation of the people we will become.”
Randy looks forward to joining the Tavor family, meeting you all, and making many new memories for years to come.
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!