Welcome to BCI! I’m so excited to welcome you into this beautiful community. As an alumna myself (2007 Aliyah), I know firsthand how impactful and meaningful this summer can be, especially when you allow yourself to experience this journey with an open heart! My journey started down the road, at Camp Alonim, where my love of Judaism and Jewish life developed, which kept me yearning for deeper and richer Jewish experiences. So, I’ve worked at camp, did BCI, lived in Israel, met my husband (the incomparable Jared Stein) at Santa Barbara Hillel, then got an MBA in Nonprofit Management and a Masters in Jewish Communal Studies from the AJU. Now, I work at de Toledo High School, a Jewish high school not too far from here, and I have my own event planning business helping people plan their simchas (joyous occasions)! Now, we have 4 beautiful children who live and breathe Judaism through a uniquely Jewish lens: Jack (8.5), Jade (7), Jayla (4), and Jazz (9 months). I look forward to this summer together, living in the community, and finding new and unique ways to celebrate life!