Julie Rockowitz has served as the Director of Beth El Day Camp since 1994. During Julie’s tenure, the camp was accredited by the American Camp Association. While maintaining outstanding swim, sports and arts programs, Julie also emphasizes programming designed to increase children’s self-esteem, and knowledge of Judaism and Israel.
In addition to her day camp work, Julie also coordinates “Mishpacha,” Hebrew for family, a monthly program designed to bring together families with nursery school-age children. In a casual atmosphere, the families gather to celebrate Jewish holidays through age-appropriate crafts, singing, storytelling and games. Guest speakers also engage the parents in holiday-related discussions.
Julie’s academic credentials begin with a Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University, which included junior year at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She also earned a Bachelor’s in Jewish Education from Hebrew College in Brookline, Massachusetts. Thereafter, she received a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Columbia University. In 1998, Julie completed a Certificate in Jewish Family Education from the Board of Jewish Education and Fordham University. In 1996, Julie was recognized with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s Ernest L. Rothschild Leadership Award for impacting people’s lives while furthering the cause of Conservative Judaism.