Meet the JCC Youth and Teen Department

















         

Jessica Ochs—Youth and Teen Director

Jessica is responsible for all K-12 programming, including JCamps, Kids Connection, Yom Kef Days, BBYO, and much more!  She is also the Camp Shalom and Tiyul Director, and has previously served as the Shalom Austin Youth Coordinator for 4 years.  Jessica joined the Shalom Austin Youth and Teen team as a Camp Shalom counselor and Kids Connection Head Counselor in 2012.  

Jessica is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education, with a minor in Mathematics and certifications in Special Education and Bilingual Education.  In 2015, she was accepted to the Inaugural Cohort of the Foundation of Jewish Camp’s Davidson School Inclusion Community of Practice, part of her continuing education as a jewish camp professional. Jessica has over 20 years of experience working with children in camp and school settings.  She has served in roles as both an educator and an administrator in New Jersey, Arizona, and Texas.  Jessica is excited to have the opportunity to combine her experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm to create a fun and educational program here at Shalom Austin.

You can reach her at Jessica.Ochs@shalomaustin.org or 512-735-8036.

 

 

 

 

       

Rebecca Prager—Teen Manager

Rebecca oversees all Teen Programing, including Camp Tiyul & LIT and serve as the Austin BBYO City Director.  She is a recent graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, TX who grew up in a military family most recently stationed in Las Vegas, Nevada. A BBYO alumna and founder of her high school's Jewish Student Union, Rebecca is very excited to be here in Austin. 

You can reach her at Rebecca.Prager@shalomaustin.org or 512-735-8046.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

Robyn Burch—Youth & Teen Engagement Coordinator

Robyn is the Youth and Teen Engagement Coordinator. She is the point person for JCamps, Kids Connection and Break Camps. She also helps with outreach for JCamps and some administrative work for The Rapoport Center Team.  Born and raised in Dallas, she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education studying Recreation and Sport Management at the University of Arkansas. She moved back to Texas and earned a Master’s Degree in Education at Texas State University focusing on Physical Education. She spent 17 summers at Camp Champions in Marble Falls, TX starting as a camper and growing into other positions where finally she became the Office Manager from 2013 to 2016. Robyn loves everything about camp; the relationships that are built, the feeling of independence, and being able to truly be yourself. She looks forward to sharing her passion with our Shalom Austin families.

You can reach her at Robyn.Burch@shalomaustin.org or 512-735-8050.