Blog  How the URJ Camps Prepared Me To Be A NFTY Leader, part 1

How the URJ Camps Prepared Me To Be A NFTY Leader, part 1

Beth Rodin, NFTY Managing Director

Beth_Rodin_Headshot_100x100Beth Rodin is the Managing Director for NFTY - The Reform Jewish Youth Movement. She has served on the NFTY team for 10 years including time as Regional Advisor for NFTY's Chicago Area and Northern Regions, Program Director, and NFTY Board Advisor. During her time in NFTY, she has championed the development of our partnership and collaboration with fellow youth movements and led a number of interest-based trips to Israel. In 2009-2011, Beth served as a Project InCiTE fellow and studied the impact and potential of post-Israel trip engagement.

A long time camper, staff member, unit head and faculty member at both OSRUI and the URJ Kutz Camp, she has been an active member of the Reform movement her entire life! Her favorite part of her role is traveling to NFTY regions to meet with teen leaders and youth professionals to see the great work we are doing on the ground. Beth received degrees in Political Science, Jewish Studies and Hebrew Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and holds a Masters in Jewish Professional Studies from Spertus College in Chicago. Before returning to Chicago to join the NFTY team, Beth spent a year pursuing her passions for adventure and teaching as an outdoor education instructor in Southern California. Beth currently lives in Chicago with her husband Sam and their dog Brisco. Email Beth: brodin@urj.org