If you've been at camp any of the last 14+ summers, you probably know our Rosh Performing Arts Jonathan Adam Ross–but you probably just call him JAR. He is back this year for his 14th summer on staff (on top of five summers as a camper and a summer on Ramah Seminar in Israel).
Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, JAR now lives in New York City where he works as an actor. He has a BFA in acting from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
JAR is very excited about all the performing arts that will be happening at camp this summer–from the aidah musicals to the Tikvah Lunch Theatre to the Talent Show to the Bogrim Synchronized Swimming Show and much, much more. He is especially looking forward to this summer's shirah program, which he says "is going to be amazing!" (Many of our upcoming songleaders recently attended Songleader Boot Camp led by Jewish rocker Rick Recht–click here to read more about it.) He also says they "have some surprises up our sleeve in the theater program."
JAR's not all drama though. Every Shabbat you'll find him on the softball field, enthusiastically playing for the "Senior Tour" in the staff softball game.