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Please use the form below to contact us about any questions you have about the Foundation or any of our programs.

If you are interested in contacting the One Happy Camper program (up to $1000 for your first summer at camp), please click here.

If you are interested in contacting the Foundation for Jewish Camp, please fill out the form below.

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One Happy Camper Program

The Foundation for Jewish Camp partners with communities and camps throughout North America to offer incentive grants to campers going to a Jewish overnight camp for the first time.

1.  First, do you live in a community that offers a One Happy Camper program?  To find out, see our list of Community Co-sponsored Programs, and then contact your local program provider.  If your community is not listed, please review the additional options below.

2.  If you do not live in a One Happy Camper community, and your first-time camper is a PJ Library member, alum, or sibling of a PJ Library member or alum, contact Madeline Ramos at or 413-439-1935 about PJ Goes to Camp.
Please note that PJ Library grants for Day School students are limited and will be distributed through a lottery system.  Click here to learn more.

3.  If you neither live in a One Happy Camper community, nor are you eligible for the PJ Goes to Camp One Happy Camper grant, your first-time camper may be eligible for a One Happy Camper incentive grant through your camp.  Camp-Sponsored Programs: Please contact your camp director for more information.

Russian-Speaking Families

Russian-speakers who would like assistance selecting a camp and applying for the grant should contact the Foundation for Jewish camp at or call 646-278-4572.


Community-sponsored One Happy Camper Programs

Area Contact Person Email
Alabama* Ellen Abrams
  Los Angeles Nina Patchak
  Palm Springs &  Desert Area Sandy Durham
  San Diego Brenda Silvers
  San Francisco (including the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma counties) Lisa Pavlovsky
Connecticut: Hartford Anna Elfenbaum 
Colorado Debi Crawley
Delaware Julie James
Florida: Panhandle* Ellen Abrams
Georgia: Atlanta Lauri Cohen
Illinois: Chicago Rachel White
Indiana: Indianapolis Inna Kolesnikova-Shmukler
Kentucky: Louisville Mary Jean Timmel
Louisiana* Ellen Abrams
  Boston Eric S. Weiss
  Western MA** Mia Cogliant
Mississippi* Ellen Abrams
Missouri: St. Louis Bebe Morgan
Nebraska: Omaha/Lincoln Mary Sue Grossman
New Hampshire Nancy Frankel
New Jersey  
  Greater Metro West Tracy Levine
  Northern Nancy Perlman
New York: Syracuse & CNY only Judith Stander
N. Carolina: Greensboro Rachel Wolf
  Cincinnati Karyn Zimerman
  Cleveland Helen Wolf
  Columbus Alyssa Russell
Oregon: Portland Bob Horenstein
  Philadelphia (incl. Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks and Chester counties) Warren Hoffman
  Pittsburgh Sally Stein
Rhode Island Elanah Chassen
  Memphis Sheri Gadberry
  Nashville and Middle Tennessee Carolyn Benick Brown
Texas: El Paso Sue Bendalin
Vermont (South)** Mia Cogliant
Washington: Seattle Benjamina Menashe
Washington DC Steffanie Jackson
Wisconsin: Milwaukee Rabbi Hannah Greenstein
Atlantic Jared Goldlust
Calgary Judy Shapiro
Montreal Veronica Klein
Toronto Ricci Postan
Specialty Programs  
PJ (Library) Goes to Camp Madeline Ramos
*The areas of Alabama, Florida Panhandle, Louisiana, and Mississippi are sponsored by the Goldring Family Foundation.
**For areas of Western Massachusetts and southern Vermont, please contact the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Camp-sponsored One Happy Camper Programs

Camp/Movement Contact Person Email
Adamah Adventures Adam Griff
Berhshire Hill Emanuel Camps Alina Rus
BIMA and Genesis at Brandeis University Rabbi Charlie Schwartz
B'nai B'rth camp (Portland) Sam Swire
B'nai B'rith Perlman Camp Jacklyn Grad
Camp Airy and Louise Stacy Schwartz
Camp Avoda Ken Shifman
Camp Barney Medintz Barbara Vahaba
Camp Chi Shayne Brunner
Camp Hatikvah Kylie Goldstein
Camp Inc. Josh Pierce
Camp JCA Shalom  Hagit Marciano 
Camp JRF Joshua Sternburg  
Camp L'man Achai Yitzchok Steinmetz
Camp Livingston Aaron Slovin
Camp Louemma Hal Pugach
Camp Mountain Chai Julie Gross
Camp Nageela East Rabbi David Shenker
Camp Nageela Midwest Devorah Rubenstein
Camp Poyntelle Lewis Village Sarah Raful Winston
Camp Sabra Bebe Morgan
Camp Zeke Isaac Mamaysky
Capital Camps Erin Reische
Eden Village Camp Andrew Gurwitz
Habonim Dror Camps Steven Weinberg
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp  Josh Steinharter
JCC Ranch Camp Gilad Shwartz
Moshava Malibu Susan Glick
Ramah  Alana Tilman
New Jersey Y Camps Janet Fliegelman
Passport NYC- 92nd Street Y Molly Hott
Surprise Lake Camp Sheryl Kirschenbaum
Union for Reform Judaism Scott Fetterman
Young Judaea Camps Sharon Schoenfeld

One Happy Camper

Please see all the One Happy Camper contacts below.

Still have questions?
Give us a call 888-888-4819
or email us at


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Foundation for Jewish Camp
253 West 35th Street, 4th Fl
New York, NY 10001
or 646-278-4500