Camp Be’chol Lashon Staff
Raffi is about to graduate from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island with a double major in marine biology and Chinese. They’ve been a part of the Be’chol Lashon community since right after it started and were a camper for several years. (They’re also known as being Amalya’s big sister). Their interests include sailing, talking about books, travel, baking, and art.
Maia is a student at MIT majoring in Brain and Cognitive Sciences (ask her about brains!) with a planned minor in Biology (ask her about cells!). She attended CBL for the first time back in 2010, and has been hooked ever since! In her spare time she enjoys taking long walks in the park, painting, and listening to music.
Aviva Davis (she/they) is a rising senior at Brandeis University, studying Psychology and Creativity, the Arts, and Social Transformation. She has been close with the Be’chol Lashon community for as long as she can remember and was one of the first CBL campers. She loves to perform, learn, teach, and travel.
Naomi is a student at the University of San Francisco. She double majors in Pre-Law and International Studies and minors in African studies. Naomi has been an intern at Be’chol Lashon since February. Her interests include making music, doing hair, painting, and spending time with family.
Jeremy Johnson was born and raised in San Francisco and this is his third year as CBL staff. He graduated from Drew High School in San Francisco and is currently a student at City College in San Francisco. He enjoys playing basketball, drawing, photography, and putting pineapple on pizza.
Sophie is a student at Scripps College in Claremont, CA, where she is planning to major in sociology and dance. She is new to the Be’chol Lashon community and can’t wait to be a part of Camp Be’chol Lashon for the first time this summer!
Veteran camper Claude and his sister Ella are traveling to camp from Cleveland. He is excited to come back to camp to reconnect with his friends, who are part of his Jews of Color support network.
Program Coordinator & Diversity Trainer
Shekhiynah Larks is the program coordinator and a diversity trainer at Be’chol Lashon. She holds a BA in politics from the University of San Francisco. She is a native of Oakland and is very involved in Jewish life in the Bay Area.
Jacob has been attending Camp Be’chol Lashon since he was 8 years old. A gifted wildlife specialist, he is now the resident naturalist. His interests include sword fighting and hand to hand combat training. Last year Jacob competed in MMA competitions in Thailand.
Satya was born in San Francisco but was raised primarily in Brooklyn. She has been involved with Be’chol Lashon for almost 10 years as a camper, CIT and counselor. She enjoys painting, dancing and reading in her free time and is excited about spending her summer with the CBL community before starting her first year of college.
Jonah is a student at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz majoring in communications. He has participated in the Be’chol Lashon community since it’s inception and has been a Camp Be’chol Lashon counselor for the last few summers. His Interests include soccer, basketball, fashion, and travel.