avatar for Deborah Newbrun

Deborah Newbrun

Deborah Newbrun was the Director of Camp Tawonga for 26 years. Her career as a Jewish leader (particularly in Jewish environmental education) spans 30 years including 4 years as Hazon's Director in the Bay Area and one year as Keshet’s Interim Bay Area Director. Additionally, she has served on the faculty of multiple leadership development fellowships including: Lekhu Lakhem and Hiddur for the Foundation for Jewish Camp and Tikea for the San Francisco Bureau of Jewish Education. She co-founded JOLT (Jewish Outdoor Leadership Training) for staff working in nature programs at Jewish summer camps across North America and she mentors JOFEE Fellows for Hazon.

Before entering the Jewish not for profit world, Deborah was a National Park Service Ranger.
Deborah co-authored Spirit In Nature/Teaching Judaism and Ecology on the Trail. Deborah is known for being an engaging and creative Jewish educator and infusing deep spirit into her teachings.