*** Sci-Tech Full-Time Staff ***
Jayme Dale Mallindine
Jayme has spent her career and education poking at the intersections between technology and community. Before coming to the URJ, Jayme was, at various points, the education coordinator for Temple Beth Shalom, a Reform congregation in Austin, TX, an afterschool program coordinator and summer camp director at Rhode Island for Community & Justice, a high school teacher for the JCC of Greater Rhode Island, an ethnographer studying religious communities who used video games as part of their religious practice, and a site lead for Girls Make Games and Girls Who Code, summer camps that teach middle school and high school girls video game design and computer programming.
Jayme grew up in the Appalachian region of North Carolina, and dual-majored in Psychology and Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. She then earned a Masters at the University of Texas at Austin after writing a dissertation on gender, environment, and communal memory in video games.
She also cultivates her own community of “broadbeans” on her website, GamingBroadly.com. There, she writes and podcasts about the ways people relate (or don’t relate) to games and the cultures surrounding them. She’s enthusiastic about sharing her love of technology and Judaism, and has presented her work at conferences ranging from South by South West and PAX East, to the URJ Biennial. She looks forward to sharing that enthusiasm with her new home at Sci-Tech Academy!
Rabbi Dan Medwin, MAJE
Co-Director, Growth and Innovation
Before becoming one of the directors of camp, Rabbi Dan Medwin worked at the Central Conference of American Rabbis for over a decade as the Director of Digital Media. This position involved creating digital liturgy, such as Visual T’filah, apps, and ebooks, as well as providing general technology and media guidance for other Reform rabbis and the broader Reform Movement.
Rabbi Dan is honored to have helped launch camp as a member of the founding Camp Council, and has been at camp practically every summer since on faculty.
Rabbi Dan is married to Rabbi Lydia Medwin, an expert in relational engagement and small groups, and they live in Atlanta, Georgia with their three children: Zimra, Gavriel, and Jasmine.
*** 6 Points Specialty Camps Staff ***
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Business Manager, 6 Points Specialty Camps
Lisa is the 6 Points Business Manager for all three 6 Points Specialty camps located on the East Coast: 6 Points Sports, 6 Points Creative Arts, and 6 Points Sci-Tech! During the summer Lisa is housed out of 6 Points Sports Academy, but helps all three camps year-round!
Lisa’s involvement with the 6 Points Camps began as a Camp Parent when her daughter fell in love with 6 Points Sports Academy a few years ago. The moment a position became available which matched her over 30 years of business, accounting, and management experience, Lisa jumped on it. She is excited to bring her love for and connection with Judaism and children together with her work.
Lisa’s professional career in management began with Flight Service at American Airlines, then on to Office Manager of a Pilates studio, Controller of an Architectural firm and most recently she wore a wide variety of hats at a three-person accounting firm. She is actively involved with the local Jewish Community through three congregations as well as the JCC.
Lisa is originally from Rochester, NY, and has lived in Israel, Greece, Chicago, NYC, and Philadelphia. She currently resides outside of Raleigh, NC with her husband, mother, adult stepson, son, 14 and daughter, 12, two cats, and her chocolate Lab, Lucy. Her passions include learning about other cultures, travel, reading, and hiking. She volunteers regularly and currently serves as the Treasurer for her children’s middle school PTA.
Director of Development, 6 Points Specialty Camps
Shaina is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin but has lived in the Chicagoland area for much of her life. She spent a year in Israel studying and volunteering and then attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor- Go Blue! She currently lives in Evanston, IL with her husband and three boys, two of whom attend 6 Points Specialty Camps in the summer. Shaina brings extensive experience to our team after spending the past ten years working in the camp development field. The focus on a particular specialty within the context of a Jewish summer camp drew Shaina and her family to the 6 Points world. Shaina is overjoyed to bring her knowledge and experience to all three 6 Points Specialty camps.
Staff Engagement Coordinator, 6 Points Specialty Camps
Lissie is incredibly excited to be a part of 6 Points Specialty Camps as the Staff Engagement Coordinator. When she was 8 years old, Lissie spent her first summer at camp and immediately fell in love. She has spent every summer at sleepaway camp ever since. Her love for camp evolved simultaneously with her love for Judaism, and she is the alum of several URJ programs such as NFTY-SAR, URJ Kutz Camp, and NFTY Heller High. Lissie attended the George Washington University, where she earned a degree in political science with a minor in Judaic studies. During her time at GWU, she served as a Leadership and Development intern at the Religious Action Center in Washington, D.C. and held leadership positions for various student organizations. Lissie is from Atlanta, GA and currently resides there. In her free time, you can find her cheering on the Atlanta Braves, finding the best gluten-free snacks, or volunteering with the local animal shelter.
Rachel B. Handloff
Executive Director, 6 Points Specialty Camps
Born and raised in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Rachel has been attending summer camp since she was eight years old. She served as a counselor and senior staff member for 15 summers at Camp Tanuga in Northern Michigan. In the summer of 2013, Rachel was the CIT coordinator and Unit Head at 6 Points Sports Academy. Since 2013, she has spent summers at 6 Points Sports as a Camper Care provider and Director of Jewish Life. For the past thirty years, she has been in the Washington, DC area where she has worked with students in Elementary through High School as a Youth Director, Guidance Counselor, and most recently as the Lower School Principal at Berman Hebrew Academy. Rachel has a BS in Sociology and Judaic Studies from The University of Michigan and a M.S. in Counseling from The Johns Hopkins University. She currently lives in Rockville, MD with her husband Rich. She has two adult daughters, Hannah and Sophie.
Rachel joined the 6 Points Team in the role of Executive Director for Specialty Camps in February 2023. Camp is Rachel’s happy place and she is thrilled to be able to spend time over the summer at each specialty camp.
The Camp Council is a group of dedicated volunteers who help steer the vision for the future of the camp and ensure its bright future.
Chairperson: Michele Metsch
Vice Chairperson: Sam Kazer
Michael Marion (Immediate Past Chair)
Cantor Irena Altshul
Dr. Alan Kaplan