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Coleman Summer OFFICE

URJ Camp Coleman
201 Camp Coleman Dr.
Cleveland, GA 30528
Phone: (706) 865-4111
Fax: (770) 671-0241

Coleman Winter Office

Camp Office
1580 Spalding Drive
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone: (770) 671-8971
Fax for CampInTouch Forms: (770) 865-0956
Fax: (770) 671-0241

STAFF BIOS AND DIRECTORY

Our full-time team offers many diverse interests and specialties, but we all share a love for camp! Meet and/or contact the URJCC full time staff.

Camp Committee Members
  • Jeffrey Agron
  • Daniel Aronson
  • Mark Baranek
  • Ira Blecker
  • Jaimee  Boettcher
  • Raymond Capelouto
  • Myndi Carter
  • Hope Chernak
  • Jackie Dalton
  • Lynn Dictor
  • Robin Eisenberg
  • Kyle Epstein
  • Ellen Fox-Snider
  • Robyn Gellman
  • Jay Gellman
  • Todd Gordon
  • Nathaniel Gozansky
  • Jodi Hessel
  • David H. Israel
  • Steve Krams
  • Shelley Niceley Groff
  • Perri Nitzberg
  • Ellen Petraco
  • Evan Reiss
  • Bert Rosenthal
  • Abbey Shepard-Smith
  • Mark Silberman
  • Andrew Solomon
  • David Strauss
  • Amy Warner
  • Mark Wolfson
CAMPING MOVEMENT GLOSSARY

As in all organizations, the Jewish Camping Movement has its share of acronyms and words that are camp specific.  Below are some of the more common words and acronyms that will help you understand both our history and current operations.

URJCC – URJ Camp Coleman, a Reform Jewish summer camp, which serves the children of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.

ACA– American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals working to preserve, promote, and improve the camp experience.

FJC – Foundation for Jewish Camp – a public foundation dedicated solely to the Jewish overnight camp movement.  Provides training and guidance to camps and financial assistance for campers.

Harold Grinspoon Foundation– established in 1993, is a philanthropic organization deeply committed to charitable giving, primarily in the Jewish world.

NAC – North American Camping – NAC is a unit of the URJ (formerly UAHC) that oversees the Union’s 16 summer camps.  The NAC sets policies, provides funding for operational support and training for staff.  Locally, GFC receives guidance and support from the CC, Ambassadors, and Southern District. It also receives support from the FJC.

NFTY – National Federation of Temple Youth which was established in 1939 to serve the youth in Reform Congregations.

NFTY-SAR– Southern Area region of NFTY. 

NFTY-STR- Southern Tropical region of NFTY.

UAHC – Union of American Hebrew Congregations – established in 1873 as the umbrella group of Reform Congregations. (Now the URJ)

URJ – Union of Reform Judaism – the umbrella group of Reform Congregations.  Name changed from UAHC in 2003. Reform congregations throughout North America are members of the URJ.  The URJ is divided into four districts.  Texas and Oklahoma are part of the newly formed Southern District.  The District promotes URJCC as well as other URJ camps in its district.