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Cindy Presser Benedek

Camp B'nai Brith of Ottawa
Cindy's dream has always been to return to the place where her passion for working with children was seeded - CBB of Ottawa! As a CIT, Staff, and Supervisor, Cindy began working with children at a young age, and realized right away that it was her passion! With a degree in psychology and early childhood education, Cindy built her career working at all levels of Jewish education. She served as the assistant head of school at The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle, managing the Preschool/Elementary school and Admissions. Cindy thrived in this role, where she was responsible for the children's academic, social, and emotional development as well as the school's operations. When Cindy and her family moved back to Canada 11 years ago, she accepted the role of director of communications at The Leo Baeck Day School in Toronto. She was responsible for all marketing, advertising, and communications. While she enjoyed sharing with the community the stories and benefits of a Jewish Day School Education, her heart was always longing to be back at camp! Getting back to her roots became her next mission!

For the past eight years, Cindy has worked full-time for Camp B'nai Brith of Ottawa; the first six years as the associate director and for the last two as the Director, Cindy has increased camper weeks, and recruitment to sold out first sessions, professionalized staff training and development, and overseen the camps transformation. Cindy truly adores working with children and believes camp provides an unparalleled opportunity for campers and staff to participate in a wide variety of activities in an environment that reinforces Jewish values, identity, and community, while developing friendships that will last a lifetime.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, March 16

11:45am PDT