national director, kayitz kef
Sharon Schoenfeld comes to the Areivim Philanthropic group as the National Director of Kayitz Kef/Hebrew at Camp after more than 20 years with Young Judaea, the Zionist Youth Movement. A product of its camps and programs in both the US and Israel, she held a variety of professional positions at Young Judaea in both programming and operations. Her love of the Hebrew language comes from her own experience as a camper and staff member at Jewish summer camps and spending time with amazing young Israelis excited to bring the Hebrew language and Israeli culture to American youth. Sharon completed her Bachelor of Science in English Literature and Theater at the University of Albany and studied for her Master’s in early childhood education at Queens College of the City of New York. She is currently studying for the MA in Teaching Hebrew as a Second Language at Middlebury College. Sharon’s experience in becoming proficient in Hebrew during her 11 years in Israel combined with her many years working with camps has prepared her to help Hebrew at Camp reach as many American Jewish children as possible. Sharon lives in New York with her husband Gary and their cats, Zelda and Lucy.