Year-Round Leadership Team
Josh Steinharter – Senior Director
Contact Josh: firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-997-8844 x1
Prior to founding the JCC Maccabi Sports Camp in 2013, Josh was the Athletic Program Manager for Youth & Coach Development at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, serving over 1,500 children annually through teams, classes, camps, and select-level sports. He also served as Delegation Head for Team San Francisco at the JCC Maccabi Games®. As co-creator of the JCCSF Fellowship in Sports Leadership, Josh helped develop and lead the teen program that taught leadership through the lens of coaching youth sports. JCC Maccabi Sports Camp’s burgeoning Teen Leader program is inspired by this fellowship.
Josh is a proud member of the JCC Association Merrin Fellowship for Teen Professionals and a current Wexner Field Fellow. Josh and JMSC, are also participants in the Upstart Accelerator Cohort 9, a selective program for innovative new Jewish non-profit organizations. In 2015, Josh received the Golden Bagel Award, a distinguished honor given by the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California, bestowed upon professionals and lay leaders making a significant contribution to the Jewish and sports community.
Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Josh found comfort and connection through competitive sports and involvement in the Jewish community. He spent many summers at the URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute. San Francisco has been Josh’s home since 2005, where he lives with his wife Meghan, and their sons Benjamin and Jackson.
Joel Swedlove – Assistant Director
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Joel is a product of the Jewish Summer Camp. His parents met at UAHC Camp Swig and he believes deeply in the importance of summer camp to the American Jewish community.
Joel Swedlove served as the Director of Youth Programs and Informal Education for Temple Beth-El (San Antonio, TX) from June 2016 to 2020 before becoming the syngaogue’s first Director of Strategic Engagement. Prior to his time in Texas he worked at the Adelson Educational Campus in Las Vegas, NV as a Jewish Music Teacher, Athletics Assistant, and Coach. Joel has gained significant experience in informal education having spent his summers as a song leader, unit head, and program director for Camps Alonim, Hess Kramer, and JCC Maccabi Sports Camp, respectively.
Joel grew up in the Reform movement from his early summers at Camp Swig and Newman to serving as Religious and Cultural VP on NFTY Southern California’s Regional Board. Upon graduating High School he served as youth group advisor and director for congregations throughout Southern California and Las Vegas. Joel has an M.S. in Organizational Leadership & Innovation from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and received his B.S. in Communications from the University of Phoenix. He has a deep love of movies, comic books, and sports. Joel and his wife, Stephanie, are the proud parents of two boys, Ethan and Alexander.
Joel grew up playing baseball, roller hockey, and soccer. He has coached Basketball for both boys and girls at the middle and high school levels with multiple appearances in the state playoffs for both California and Nevada.
JMSC Board Members
We’re very fortunate that we have an active and experienced board to support the JMSC community.