Jesse opened Camp Pinebrook in the summer of 2018. Prior to joining Camp Pinebrook, Jesse was a congregational rabbi for nine years in New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Jesse has also served as faculty at URJ’s 6 Points Sports Academy and Camp Harlam for eight summers. Before rabbinical school, he was the assistant director of a day camp in Minnesota, and has been a youth professional in Colorado, Florida, and Israel. Jesse was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2010, and has a Bachelor degree from the University of Denver. He is currently studying for an MBA at SUNY Oswego. Jesse enjoys cooking, sports, travel, and spending time with his husband, Rabbi Andrew Goodman, and their twin sons, Parker and Holden (who are excited to attend Camp Pinebrook).
About Camp Pinebrook
Camp Pinebrook is a premier day camp and the only full-service Reform camp in Westchester County, NY. Camp Pinebrook serves campers ages 3-8 years old, situated on 15 wooded acres on the property of Temple Israel of New Rochelle. We have outdoor and indoor activities including both instructional and free swim daily, athletics, arts & crafts, science & discovery, music, dance, martial arts, music, drama, nature, cooking, yoga, and tumble. Our American Red Cross instructional swim program has a ratio of 3 campers per lifeguard-certified swim instructor. Camp Pinebrook has state of the art facilities including two pools, athletic fields, sports courts, an amphitheater and indoor air-conditioned activity space. Included in tuition is door-to-door transportation for all of Westchester, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Fairfield, CT; as well as towel service, snacks and lunch. Camp Pinebrook’s programming is infused with Jewish values. Campers are introduced to contemporary Reform camp music, and celebrate Shabbat each week with Temple Israel’s, as well as other local clergy.