Monthly Archives:April 2017

Staff Spotlight: Dominc Mark

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Welcome to the team, Dominic! Dominic is from the North of England and is currently in his first year studying finance at Northumbria University. He is a passionate basketball player who has played for 6 years. Despite the sport’s lack of popularity within his country, he has been able to both find and create regular opportunities to train and compete. He currently plays for his University which has helped him gain the knowledge of what a good coach does. He has also learned a variety of skills and drills to use here at camp. He has coached for various clubs, assisting in holiday camps and helping young players develop skills they can use to improve their game. He thoroughly enjoyed attending basketball camp when he was younger and he aims to provide the same valuable, satisfying experience as a new addition to the JCC Maccabi team! 

Staff Spotlight: Maxim Green

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Meet Maxim! Max has played several sports competitively both for school and local clubs/academies. His main sports are football, cricket and tennis and he also has played table tennis, track and field, basketball and futsal. Max has represented Great Britain at a number of sports tournaments abroad in Berlin and the United States.Max has volunteered with the local youth group at his synagogue for 4 years and has experience working at a variety of other camps. He is extremely passionate about sports and is delighted to have the opportunity to coach our campers this summer. 

Staff Spotlight: Drew Davidow

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Drew is from Jacksonville, Florida and this will be her second year at camp. Drew wears many hats at camp and will be an assistant volleyball and softball coach, lifeguard, camp counselor and babysitter for our youngest future camper, Benjamin (Josh’s Son)! She has played competitive volleyball for 8 years for both school and club teams. She has been working with kids on their volleyball skills for 4 years and absolutely loves it. Over the past few years, Drew has helped organize summer camps for young volleyball players and loves the enthusiasm and excitement of camp and sports. Drew is extremely pumped to meet all of her athletes and campers and is ready for year two at JCC Maccabi Sports Camp! We can’t wait to have you back, Drew!

Staff Spotlight: Tommey Burke

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Tommey has been a school nurse (RN, BSN) in Scottsdale, Arizona for over 22 years, working with both high school and medically fragile elementary students. Prior to that, she worked in Labor and Delivery at local hospitals. She and her husband love to travel, and in the past year have visited England, Iceland, Mexico and Thailand. She loves hiking, biking, and used to be a national champion in table tennis (aka ping pong!). Tommey is passionate about exercise, good diet, and encouraging others to get out and exercise and adopt a healthy lifestyle. She has two grandchildren who will be attending camp this summer, spunky Erica (tennis and lacrosse) and sweet Matt (basketball). Tommey looks forward to meeting all of the campers and helping them to stay healthy, have fun, and reach their potential as an athlete. She has been camp nurse at the Rainbow Children’s Cancer Camp, and Camp Unitown, and looks forward to another unique camp experience.