Camp Chai Director
My name is Brandon Binder and I am so thrilled to be the Director of Camp Chai! Many of you may recognize me from the youth programming at Congregation Shomrei Torah. For two years, I was the Youth Director at CST and taught music in the religious school. Currently, I am one of the teachers for KIDdish, CST's class for 2-5 year olds.
I have first hand knowledge of how important Jewish camping is to developing Jewish identity. I was a camper for three years at Jewish summer camps in Southern California. For four fantastic summers I was a staff member at URJ Camp Newman. I spent one summer as a bunk counselor, two years as a head counselor, and one summer as program director.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Music Education and K-12 Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music at Sonoma State University. During the school year I am a teacher for Santa Rosa City Schools. I teach band and choir classes at Herbert Slater Middle School, Rincon Valley Middle School, and Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School.
I am looking forward to a fantastic summer at Camp Chai! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.