Geoffrey Menkowitz, 40, is the director Camp Ramah Darom with a B.A. in Classical Studies and an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania.
From 2004-2006, Geoff attended the Jewish Theological Seminary for Advanced Studies in Jewish Education.
Before working at Camp Ramah Darom, Geoff served as the director for the Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Learning at Hillel's Schusterman International Center and wrote "JUST: Judaism, Action and Social Change," a training guide used by BBYO, Hillel, and other organizations involved in Jewish social justice education.
oversees Camp Yofi, Ramah Darom's
nationally recognized Family Camp program for children with Autism and their families, and supports Camp Ramah's
Special Needs programs by participating in events such as Ramah's
2013 Israel Bike Ride.
Under Geoff's leadership, Ramah Darom
received the American Camp Association's
2012 Edie Klein Award for Program Excellence.
has been credited with the continual progression of the educational community that is the summer home to thousands of children and young adults.
is a regular presenter and contributor at professional organization conferences and gatherings including the Foundation for Jewish Camp, the Grinspoon Foundation's JCamp 360, and the Jewish Agency for Israel
He was presented with the 2014 "Innovation in Jewish Education" award by Camp Ramah in the Poconos.
Geoff's leadership is characterized by his
energy, passion, and enthusiasm for Jewish
living and his
caring and sensitive approach to nurturing the next generation of leaders for the Jewish community.