Greg Kellner, Director
Greg has been part of the URJ Camps and NFTY family for more than 20 years. Before joining the 6 Points team, Greg served as the Senior Assistant Director of the URJ Crane Lake Camp and as the Assistant Director of the URJ Eisner Camp. Greg spent the summer of 2007 at Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps in Malibu, California overseeing the music program and five years as the Youth Advisor for Temple Sinai in Washington, D.C. He is an alumnus of the Yitro Leadership Program, a professional development program for assistant camp directors through the Foundation for Jewish Camp.
Prior to his time at camp, Greg worked as the Manager of Finance and Administration for the Digital Media Association (DiMA), a DC-based trade group dedicated to promoting awareness of new digital music and video technologies. While in Washington, Greg also served as a soundboard engineer for the NHL and MLB on XM Satellite Radio. Most notably, his passion for Judaism, technology and music met when he produced XM’s “Radio Hanukkah,” the first national radio station dedicated to Jewish music.
Greg holds an MPA in non-profit management from CUNY Baruch College in Manhattan and a BA in music technology and broadcast communications from American University.
Greg enjoys playing the guitar, loves cooking outdoors and being in front of the grill. As an avid skier, Greg travels the world, looking for snow adventures!
Jayme Dale Mallindine, Assistant Director
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!
Rachel Landman, Assistant Director
Rachel has been part of the URJ camp community for 15 years. Growing up at Crane Lake Camp, she was a camper, Machon (counselor-in-training), Soccer Coach, and Teva (Nature) Director. As an alumna of URJ’s Olim Fellowship and the Kivun Fellowship programs, she developed leadership skills and learned about integration of Jewish content into all camp activities.
Rachel graduated from Hamilton College with a degree in Biology, where she focused on ecology and environmental science, and spent a semester studying wildlife management in Kenya and Tanzania. At Hamilton, she rowed crew for four years, was the president of the Global Health Organization, and served as the Religious Chair for Hillel. Prior to working at camp, Rachel spent a year in Washington D.C. as a Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center, focusing on Environmental Justice, Refugees, International Issues and Interfaith Relations.
In her free time, Rachel loves to travel, explore nature and meet new people. Rachel excited to be a part of the Sci-Tech family, and is especially looking forward to Sci-Tech Israel.
Julie Levy, Camp Administrator
Julie got her first taste of URJ camping when she joined her husband during his first summer as a Faculty member at Eisner Camp in 2000. Since then, she and her family have been a part of the URJ camping family – her children have spent summers at Eisner Camp, Kutz Camp, and in the Urban Mitzvah Corps. After sending her children and husband to camp for many summers, Julie joined the Sci-Tech team during the 2014 Pioneer summer as the Camper Care Coordinator. She is thrilled to be joining the year-round staff as the Camp Administrator!
Julie graduated from Rutgers University School of Business with a degree in finance and also holds certification as a K-5 elementary educator. Prior to working at camp, Julie spent more than ten years teaching in elementary schools in Connecticut and New Jersey. Julie is also a certified yoga instructor and has loved bringing the gifts yoga to staff and campers during the summers. When not on her mat, she loves scouring beaches for shells and sea glass, reading, cooking, and spending time in museums and seeing shows in New York City. Julie currently lives in New Jersey with her husband.