Director: Liza Rozen-Delman
Over 28 years ago Liza began her journey as a camper at Camp Hatikvah.
For eight consecutive summers, from a first year staff at seventeen to a twenty-four year old Assistant Director, camp was her obsession. Camp Hatikvah was the inspiration for Liza’s career path.
After completing the Early Childhood Education program in Vancouver and attending the University of Western Ontario, Liza realized her two passions could co-exist; working with children and youth, as well as giving back to her own community.
Liza’s first job was teaching Hebrew Preschool at the North Shore Hebrew School, Har El synagogue in West Vancouver and from there Liza became Primary Division Supervisor at a private school in New Westminster.
In 1995, Liza began her ten year position with the Jewish Community Centre in Calgary Alberta. Liza worked her way up from Children’s Program Director to Assistant Executive Director of the facility. But if you ask Liza what job produced her greatest accomplishments, she would say, “giving birth to my son Shane, who is now 18 and my daughter Hanah who is 15.” Ten years ago, in 2005, Liza and her family moved back to Vancouver from Calgary to be closer to Liza’s parents.
Her first year back in Vancouver, Liza worked for the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver in the Annual Campaign Department as the Director of the Women’s Division. In June of 2007, Liza was hired to continue her Hatikvah voyage – now as the Camp Director. Liza has a passion for jogging, the great outdoors and any sport activity – all activities that she first learned at Camp Hatikvah.