Emilia Diamant, is the Executive Director of the Jeremiah Program in Boston, MA. She is a Boston native whose areas of expertise are social justice, leadership, and cross-cultural dialogues with young people. She has taught in Boston, New York, Costa Rica, North Carolina, Ukraine and Italy, in many languages and settings. Her training as a social worker enables her to employ both micro (therapeutic) and macro (systemic) techniques in her work. She graduated from New York University with a degree that combined her professional and academic experiences to create a major exploring the need for high-quality, non-traditional educational programs in urban spaces. She holds a master’s in social work and a certificate in nonprofit leadership and management from the University of North Carolina. Diamant was a JOIN for Justice fellow in 2012-2013, where she was trained in community organizing, communal power, and strategic planning.
Rabbi Avi Orlow is an educator with a great love of irreverent, relevant, and revealing Torah. Avi is currently the Director of Jewish Education at the Foundation for Jewish Camp. He has held numerous positions as a camp educator and a Hillel Rabbi and spent an unforgettable stint running youth programming in Minsk, Belarus. Avi has a BA in religious studies from Columbia University and was ordained in the charter class of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, the open Orthodox rabbinical school. Avi lives in White Plains with his wife, Cantor Adina Frydman, and their children, Yadid, Yishama, Emunah, and Libi. He blogs religiously at saidtomyself.com
Rabbi Stacey Rigler, RJE is the Executive Director of the Association of Reform Jewish Educators. A lifelong learner, Stacy is passionate about inspiring excellence, advancing the field of Jewish education, and supporting fellow educators and students.
Stacy has worked in Jewish Education at the Foundation for Jewish Camp and URJ Camp Harlam. She served as Rabbi Educator for 17 years at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, PA. Stacy is on the volunteer leadership team of RAC-PA and #Onward Hebrew and serves on the URJ Camp Harlam Camp Council. She received her MAJE and Rabbinic ordination from HUC-JIR and her undergraduate degree from Emory University.
Stacy lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband, Rabbi Peter Rigler and their three children. When not at work Stacy loves to exercise, travel, and enjoy amazing pescatarian food.
Stefan Teodosic is the Executive Director of Beber Camp, Perlman Camp and the Perlman Retreat Center. He has worked in the Jewish camping world for over 20 years, including 14 at the executive level. He has a B.A. in Economics, a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. with a focus on strategy. Before his move to the Jewish professional world, Stefan spent several years working in the international strategic financial services sector at American Express. Stefan is currently on the board of Moishe House and the Community Foundation for Jewish Education (CFJE) of the JUF/Jewish Federation of Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his wife Cortney and their kids Micah and Levi. He is an avid musician, not-for-profit consultant, self-styled athlete and world traveler.