Rabbi Ronnie Greenwald (1932-2015)

Founder/ Director

He Believed in All of Us!

Dov & Allyson Perkal


Rabbi Aryeh Rockove

Camp Rav

Rochel Gruen

Assistant Director

Hadassah Stauber & Dina Leah Katz

Campus Program Directors

Yael Abramowitz

Younger Pioneers Program Director

Chaya Samowitz

Older Pioneers Program Director

Leora Levine & Maya Kuritzky

Anna Heller Program Directors

Debra Fliegelman

LISHMA Program Director

Hadassah Bamberger

Parent Camper Liason

Raizee Mendlowitz

Aquatics Director

Aviva Gluck

Health Care Director

Samanta Tucker

Lakefront (SHMAQUAPARK) Director

Lani Zoldan

Arts & Crafts Director

Rikki Stein

Sports Director

2023 Staff Dates:
Staff and Campus/Pioneer Aides
Trip 1- 6/26/23 through 7/24/23
Trip 2- 7/24/23 through 8/16/23


Camp Sternberg carefully selects our staff for their commitment to working with children.  Staff members attend a thorough orientation, which emphasizes the critical functions that each of them play , the mission of the camp, and gives them the tools for ensuring the physical and emotional safety and well being of our campers.  Our staff forms a strong, committed team with a single focus: a safe summer filled with fun, learning, and growth opportunities for each camper.

Nearly 90% of our counselors began as campers and grew up at Sternberg. Many stay on through their seminary years returning each summer to become experienced and valuable staff members.  They know every phase of camp life from personal experience.  The one comment we hear most often from a parent is, “Your staff really care about their campers.” They do, and it is one of the principal reasons why Sternberg is so special.

If you are interested in spending a unique summer, away from the city, in an environment of talented, creative and fun people, dedicated to working with children towards the goal of building skills, friendships and self confidence, then Camp Sternberg is for you.

Join our team


As a staff member in The SHMA Camps you have a wonderful opportunity to give of yourself and impact the lives of others. We look forward to working with you in this worthwhile and fun-filled endeavor.


Position Grade Completed
Junior Counselor 11th grade
Counselor 12th grade,Post Sem
Key Girl or OKA 11th, 12th, Post Sem.
A&C 11th & 12th
Day Camp 10th, 11th & 12th
Mother’s Helpers 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th
Sports 11th & 12th
Canteen 11th & 12th
Canoe Staff 11th & 12th
Lifeguard 11th & 12th
Nurse’s aid 11th, 12th, Post Sem.
Office Aide 11th & 12th
Dance/Aerobics 11th & 12th
Pioneer Rocky 11th & 12th
Heller & LISHMA Sup Post Seminary
Division Head Post Seminary