We know that nothing is more important than the social, emotional, and physical well-being of each individual child.

Our staff members work hard to provide a safe and loving environment, so that young artists have nothing to worry about except deciding what’s the best part of every day. At Havaya Arts, there’s never a reason for campers to be anyone other than their true selves. No matter who you are, campers are both celebrated and challenged in ways that help you grow into amazing human beings. Our staff is proud to bring this commitment to life every day.

Leadership

Rabbi Isaac SaposnikExecutive Director

Isaac@HavayaArts.org / 267-635-0360

Rabbi Isaac is executive director of Havaya Summer Programs – Camp Havaya, Havaya Arts, and Havaya Israel. He is a graduate of Tufts University, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Executive Leadership Institute. A long-time camper and youth worker, he is passionate about creating engaging, meaningful, and innovative Jewish experiences that celebrate kids in all of their diversity and wonder. Rabbi Isaac is married to Jeanne Calloway, a teacher, whom he met at Camp Havaya; they live in Philadelphia with their son, Zev.

Reach out to Rabbi Isaac about supporting camp and to learn all about Havaya Summer Programs.

Julianne SchwartzCamp Director

Julianne@HavayaArts.org / 323-794-2744

Julianne is honored to step into the role of Camp Director after two years as Assistant Director. Before moving to Los Angeles, Julianne served as a teaching artist and Camp Director at the Second City Training Center in Chicago. She earned a BFA in Theatre Studies with a concentration in Theater for Young Audiences from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Comically, she is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory and Comedy Studies programs and of the iO Training Center. When not at camp, Julianne can be found teaching improv, connecting with families across the country, and partnering with Keshet and other organizations to help build joyous and inclusive Jewish spaces.

Reach out to Julianne about diversity and inclusion, camper care, summer staff, and affording camp.


Interested in joining our team?

We’re looking for team players in college (and beyond!) who love creating art and helping others grow! Click here to see our open positions for this summer.

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Havaya Arts is a truly extraordinary place—you will feel part of something bigger than yourself, and you’ll want to experience that magic year after year.