Karen Garelik

Assistant Director
E-mail: karen.garelik@aju.edu
Brief info

Karen first started attending Camp Alonim as a camper in 1980. She eventually was a CIT, Counselor, BCIer, Israeli Dance Specialist, Program Director, Gan Alonim Day Camp Director, and most recently a Camper Care Specialist (Camp Mom) for nine years. Karen's three sons all attend camp, and many of Karen's siblings and extended family are also Alonimers. Her husband Matt was a BCIer as well.

Outside of camp, Karen was a teacher and the Youth Director at Temple Etz Chaim in Thousand Oaks and a Service Learning Consultant for the Builders of Jewish Education (BJE) in Los Angeles. Karen previously taught 6th grade at Stephen S. Wise Day School. She has a B.A. in child development from Brandeis University, and a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from UCLA .

Karen is so excited to be working year-round at a place that has helped shape her life and the lives of so many others. And, she loves the pita pizza that can only be found at Camp Alonim!


1101 Peppertree LaneBrandeis, CA 93064


Phone: (877) 2-ALONIM (877) 225-6646Email: alonim@aju.edu