Year-Round Leadership Team
Josh Steinharter – Camp Director
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Prior to founding the JCC Maccabi Sports Camp, Josh served seven years as Athletic Program Manager for Youth & Coach Development at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. The JCCSF Youth Sports Program serves over 1,500 children annually through a comprehensive offering of teams, classes, camps, and select-level sports.
Josh helped grow the JCCSF Youth Basketball League from 300 to more than 750 young athletes. Key to the League’s success was an emphasis on developing life skills along with core basketball skills, professional coach training and development, and a structured, basketball-rich environment.
He also served five years as Delegation Head for Team San Francisco at the JCC Maccabi Games®. During his tenure, he recruited over 250 local athletes and 55 volunteer coaches to participate in the 2009 JCCSF-hosted Games as well as led delegations to San Diego, Detroit, Denver, Omaha, and the first ever Israel-hosted JCC Maccabi Games.
As co-creator of the JCCSF Fellowship in Sports Leadership, Josh helped develop and run the nine-month teen program which taught leadership through the lens of coaching youth sports. By the way, he hopes to bring a similar program to JCC Maccabi Sports Camp in the form of a Coach-in-Training (CIT) program for high school juniors and seniors.
Josh is a proud member of the JCC Association Merrin Fellowship for Teen Professionals, an esteemed program designed to develop leadership skills, enhance the profile of JCC program leaders, enrich Jewish identity, and help participants further define their career path. The Fellowship was integral in his introduction to the Foundation for Jewish Camp and his acceptance into its Specialty Camp Incubator which provided funding for the launch of JCC Maccabi Sports Camp.
As a camper and counselor, Josh spent nine summers at URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) in Zionsville, Indiana where he met many of his closest friends. Needless to say, Josh is acutely aware of the impact camp has on the individual and the path it sets for a Jewish life.
San Francisco has been Josh’s home for ten years, where he lives with his wife Meghan, their smiling son Benjamin and their cat Mosby, who thinks he’s a dog. Josh likes to read, travel, watch sports, and spend time with friends, though his favorite activity is cooking dinner for his family.
Eytan Graubart – Associate Director
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Eytan has been involved in Jewish camping since he was very young. Now, having most recently served as the Director of Camp BB-Riback in Calgray, Alberta, he is thrilled to be joining the JCC Maccabi Sports Camp Team.
Eytan grew up in Chicago, IL, and spent his summers at Camp Young Judaea Midwest in Waupaca, WI. He graduated from the University of Maryland where he studied philosophy and spent a year studying in Israel. After college Eytan studied non-profit management at Virginia Commonwealth University and completed a Master’s Degree in Camp Leadership from Touro University. Eytan is currently working on his doctorate in educational leadership at Creighton University.
Eytan is a graduate of JCC Association of North America’s Merrin Fellowship, the Jewish Federation of Greater Richmond’s Sisisky Global Engagement Fellowship, served on the Board of Directors of Rudlin Torah Academy, and the Board of Directors for the Jewish National Fund (JNF) of Calgary as the Chairperson of JNF Future.
Eytan has played competitive basketball, baseball, and ultimate Frisbee (having turned down a scholarship to play ultimate Frisbee at the University of Colorado to spend time in Israel) and is huge fan of all Chicago sports. Eytan loves playing his guitar, hiking with his dog Scrappy, and believes that Jewish learning is best done by the campfire. His favorite part of camp is the first day – watching everyone come together, excited and ready to do something incredible.
Brent Osborne – Program Director
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Brent comes to JCC Maccabi Sports Camp from the East Coast where he previously worked as the Youth Engagement Coordinator and Teen Travel Adventure Camp Director at JCC Rockland in West Nyack, New York.
Brent is extremely passionate about the JCC Maccabi Experience and previously served as the Rockland County New York and the Central New Jersey Delegation Head for the JCC Maccabi Games® and the Jr. Maccabi Games. In 2015, Brent launched the Mini Maccabi Games, a northeast regional sports tournament for 9 and 10 year old Jewish athletes. During his two years as Games Director, the tournament continued to grow bringing together over 200 Jewish athletes from 10 different JCCs.
Brent started his camp career working at Camp Ramaquois in upstate New York. Many of Brent’s fondest memories and greatest friends come from his time spent working at day camp.
Brent currently serves on the board of Bible Raps and is an active volunteer for The American Camp Association and SCOPE: Summer Camp Opportunities to Promote Education, a non-profit organization that provides children from underserved communities with a summer camp experience.
In his role at JCC Maccabi Sports Camp, Brent aims to make the magic of camp come alive through a variety of different programs. He is a true summer camp enthusiast and believes that camp provides kids with the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century. Brent feels truly blessed to be able to combine both his passion for Jewish life with his never-ending love for summer camp.
In his free time, you can typically find Brent at the local Starbucks drinking iced coffee and brewing new ideas for the upcoming summer.