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Year-Round Leadership Team

Josh Steinharter – Senior Director

Contact Josh: josh@maccabisportscamp.org or 415-997-8844 x1

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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

Contact Joel: jswedlove@paloaltojcc.org

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.

Richard Gordon

Richard Gordon – Board President

Rick GordonRick Gordon is currently the Board President for JCC Maccabi Sports Camp and has been working with the organization since its inception.

Professionally, Rick is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at First Republic Investment Management. He has has 13 years of financial services experience, with more than 8 years in the investment management industry. Prior to joining First Republic in 2015, Rick worked for Barclay’s wealth management group in San Francisco. His previous investment experience includes roles at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers.

Active in San Francisco Bay Area community organizations, Rick also serves as a Board Member of the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California, he is President of the Ross School of Business Bay Area Alumni Chapter, and he is a member of the National Alumni Board of Governors for the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan.

Rick grew up in the Chicago suburbs and spent many happy summers at Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) in Oconomowac, Wisconsin. Rick and his wife, Tanuka, reside in Orinda with their two daughters, Esha and Sarina. They are active members at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Rick holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Wendy Greenberg

Wendy Greenberg

Wendy Greenberg lives in Walnut Creek with her husband, Marc, and her two boys, Brendan and Nate.  She grew up on the East coast, spending her most formative summers at Jewish overnight camp. These camp experiences are some of her most cherished childhood memories.  Wendy has been a JCC Maccabi Sports Camp parent for five summers, and she believes very strongly in the mission and values of the JCC camp experience.

 Professionally, Wendy is a pediatric occupational therapist, working in a private clinic in Concord, California, and consulting in her community.  She enjoys volunteering for various local causes, among them the Jewish Family and Community Services’ holiday giving program, which she has supported for the past ten years.  Wendy has recently become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), where she advocates for and supports children in foster care. Also passionate about sports and its power to bring together community and people of all abilities, Wendy started a local chapter of TOPSoccer, a national soccer program for children with special needs. She enjoys travelling, tennis, yoga, hiking, reading, playing games, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Sheryl Klein

Sheryl Klein

Sheryl Klein lives in Palo Alto with her husband, Tony and two sons, Alex and Daniel. She has been an active leader in the local Jewish community for almost twenty years.  She has served on the boards of Oshman Family JCC, Gideon Hausner Jewish Community Day School, New Bridges to Jewish Community, Jewish Community Relations Council and her synagogue, Etz Chayim. She has also chaired the “To Life! Jewish Street Festival.”  Professionally, she is a real estate entrepreneur buying, renovating and managing apartments in the South Bay and Central valley.  She is currently the treasurer of Palo Alto Housing, an affordable housing organization in Silicon Valley.

She has been a JCC Maccabi Sports Camp parent for the past three summers.  Her son, Daniel (“DK” at camp) plays tennis and has been at camp for a total of 5 sessions, and will be adding 2 more this summer.

Craig Seidel

Craig Seidel

Craig Seidel is currently Board Secretary of the JCC Maccabi Sports Camp.  Craig has served on the Board of the Oshman Family JCC as Secretary and Vice President, and remains active in the organization.  He also served as President of Palo Alto Little League.

Professionally, Craig is Senior Vice President, Distribution Technology with a diverse entertainment technology background. At MovieLabs Craig focuses on all aspects of the digital supply chain and production technology.  Prior to MovieLabs, Craig held senior positions in a variety of technology companies developing anti-piracy, software licensing, DVR, Interactive Television, electronic publishing, survivable networks, and satellite ground stations. Craig holds a B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Shaun Steingold

Shaun Steingold

Shaun SteingoldShaun Steingold has over a decade of broad business experience with start-ups, mid-size and large multinational companies, including an entrepreneurial track record as both a founder and an investor. Shaun currently serves as the Founder and CEO of Momentum Labs, a technology acquisition firm based in San Francisco.

After earning his MBA at Babson in 2008, Shaun made the move west to join SVB Capital, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Shaun joined HP in 2011 where he has led a number of strategy and business development teams, including the restructuring of HP’s Enterprise Marketing Organization and the launch of the HP Helion Network, a cornerstone of HP’s Cloud business. Prior to Babson, Shaun launched and sold Green’s n Things, a pioneering health-based food concept in Sydney, Australia.

Shaun is actively involved in a variety of roles to support his community. At present, he serves on the Boards of JCC Maccabi Sports Camp, the Babson Alumni Association, the Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School in Foster City, CA, where he is also a member of its Finance Committee, and the Board Member of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco’s Innovation Committee.

Shaun received his MBA from Babson College, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was the Recipient of the Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Foundation Inc. Global Manager Award. Shaun holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia

Shaun currently lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife Tracy and their dog Mason.