Paul Isserles

Director

Paul is the Director of Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp. He oversees all programs located at BJDSC, including Camp Jacobson, year-round daycare programming, special events, and the overall facility. With 27 years of camping and youth experience, Paul spent much of his career in the JCC movement, working at the Mid Island Y and for ten years as an esteemed colleague and ultimately a member of the Senior Management Team of Sid Jacobson JCC from 2001-2011. During his tenure, he was our Director of Youth Services, Assistant Executive Director and the founding director of Camp Jacobson.  In the intervening years, he became the Director for Buckley Day Camp and went on to become the first Director of Day Camp Initiatives for the Foundation for Jewish Camping, where his expertise assisted Jewish Day Camps.

Lindsay Berez

Assistant Camp Director

Lindsay is the Assistant Camp Director of Camp Jacobson and the Director of Youth Services at Sid Jacobson JCC. She is a lifelong camper and has been working in summer camps for over ten years, including four years at Camp Jacobson as Lower Camp Director. She was previously the Coordinator of Year Round Programs at Sunrise Day Camp, the only day camp in the nation for children with cancer and their siblings. Lindsay holds a Bachelor’s degree from Towson University where she majored in Family Studies and Community Development and earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College.

Brandy Brooks, Psy.D.

Program Director

Brandy successfully rebuilt and ran the Positive Healthy Living (PHL) fitness program at Camp Jacobson; she brings her motivational skills and enthusiasm for camp, fitness and children to improve both the physical and mental health of our campers and staff. As the Program Director, Brandy will now help the team create, coordinate and further develop programs at Camp Jacobson. Brandy, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical and school psychologist, holding a Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, a Doctorate in Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School at Yeshiva University, and postdoctoral fellowship training in child Neuro-Psychology at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Julie Bass

DAYCARE DIRECTOR

Julie oversees the day-to-day operations of Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp. She comes to BJDSC with office and education experience, having worked as a lead teacher at the Friends Together Early Childhood Center. Julie holds Bachelor’s degrees in both Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 2 and Elementary Education, Grades 1-6, from Hofstra University.