Camp Be’chol Lashon Staff

Summer 2019

Claude

Counselor

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Claude
Counselor

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.

Smiling camper

Jacob

Nature Specialist

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Jacob
Nature Specialist

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.

Jeremy

Art Specialist

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Jeremy
Art Specialist

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.

Jonah

Counselor

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Jonah
Counselor

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.

Kahlai

Jr. Counselor

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Kahlai
Jr. Counselor

Kahlai is a San Francisco native and active in his high school’s ROTC program. As a first time counselor last year, he had a transformative experience.  Kahlai is a natural leader and community builder, ensuring every voice is heard. He stays active by playing sports and enjoys working with groups.

Satya

Counselor

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Satya
Counselor

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.

Ana

Art Specialist

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Ana
Art Specialist

Ana was adopted from Guatemala and lives in Philadelphia. As an art teacher, Ana is excited to be leading the art program this summer and looks forward to getting to know the campers as they embark on creative projects together.

Aviva

Counselor

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Aviva
Counselor

As a long time camper, Camp Be’chol Lashon holds a special place in Aviva’s heart. Her experiences at camp taught her how to be proud of her identity as a Jew of color. She just finished her sophomore year at Brandeis University as a Psychology major/Creativity, Arts, and Social Transformation minor, and is excited to share her creativity at camp this summer!

Carl

Counselor

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Carl
Counselor

Carl is joining camp this summer from  Morrison, Colorado, where he spent five summers at Camp Ramah in the Rockies as a camper and eventually as a chef in their kitchen. He wants to make this a summer to remember,  he can’t wait to further explore his Jewish identity.

Shekhiynah Larks

Shekhiynah Larks

Program Coordinator & Diversity Trainer

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Shekhiynah Larks
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.

Selected Publications

Birthright While Black, Jewish&, February 10, 2019

When the Mikvah Water Touches Your Black Hair, Jewish&, November 14, 2018

Contact

You can reach Shekhiynah by email or by using our contact form.

Interested in becoming a CBL counselor?

The success of Camp Be’chol Lashon depends on the enthusiasm and dedication of our counselors. If you would like to join our team this summer, click below to fill out our team application form and we will follow up with you.