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Brandon Binder


Camp Chai Director

707-528-4222

Staff


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. 

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