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our Team

Lauren Morr

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communications director

Tanisha Lakhanpal

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fundraising Director

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programming Director

Pauline Storey


staff Director


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Fundraising Team Member


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Maryam anwari

programming Team Member




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staff team member

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Lucy Beckett

Founder & Chair


After establishing Camp Nefesh at 16, Lucy has decided to pursue a career at the intersection of religion and social justice. She graduated from UC San Diego in 2022 Cum Laude with a degree in Jewish Studies and Human Rights & Migration. She now works as a Jewish Education Specialist at Hillel at UCLA. With any free time, she spends it working with Camp Nefesh or other immigration-focused nonprofits or going to Disneyland!

Denise Crevin

Member at Large


Denise is passionate about empowering youth to create and lead, and practice the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).   For Denise, being a part of the Camp Nefesh team and seeing the impact of the experience on everyone involved has been unforgettable!

Linda Byrne



Linda is a retired Financial Aid Counselor from the CSU college system. She currently works part time for Sacramento City College in the Financial Aid Office. She has volunteered for Camp Nefesh, on site and participated as a chaperone on field trips. She believes wholeheartedly in the mission of Camp Nefesh and when there was an opportunity to get more involved, she jumped right in. She is excited for the future of Camp Nefesh and all it has to offer.

Sharon Rogoff


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Sharon retired from the healthcare field in 2016 and since that time she’s enjoyed involvement in the
local community. She began volunteering at Camp Nefesh on its first day in 2018 and instantly saw the
joy in the children attending camp as well as in the teens who were running it. Sharon is proud to be a
part of Camp Nefesh and ensuring its continued success.



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Ronit is a CBI member and her family has been involved and supportive of Camp Nefesh from its first summer. Ronit is an occupational therapist that works with families with young children that have developmental delays. She believes that we all build relationships and learn best through play. Her grandparents were refugees from Germany in the 1930s and settled in Israel, where she was born and raised. She immigrated to the US as an adult. Helping children make a smoother adjustment to a new country is close to her heart.

Zoe Taper

Vice Chair


Zoe is studying Biological Sciences with an emphasis on Pre-Med at Biola University. Zoe has been volunteering with Camp Nefesh since 2018 and became a member of the Teen Planning Committee in 2019. She enjoys reading, dancing, and playing lacrosse. She started working with Camp Nefesh because she wanted to get more involved within her own community and gain leadership and career skills.

Jason Weiner

Member at Large


Jason is an experienced organizational and program executive, consultant, and connector. In addition to Camp Nefesh, he serves on the Boards of Sacramento Area Congregations Together, the Sacramento Jewish Community Relations Council, and Congregation B’nai Israel. Jason earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University. He lives in Sacramento with his wife and three children.

louise morr

member at large


Louise is a senior at St. Francis High School. She has volunteered at Camp Nefesh since 2019 and has been a Teen Planning Committee member since 2020. She is passionate about helping refugees and immigrants in Sacramento. Louise loves working with kids and volunteers frequently in her community and enjoys playing soccer and lacrosse. Her favorite part about working at Camp Nefesh is welcoming refugee children into the community.

lillian emami

member at large


Lillian Emami is a Senior at St. Francis High School, and has been a member of the Teen Planning Committee since 2022. In her free time, she loves to read, dance, travel, and listen to music. As an Iranian immigrant herself, she wants to create an inclusive environment for every single person, no matter their background. Her favorite part of camp is interacting with the kids and seeing how they view the world.

Sulaiman Sidiqi

member at large


My name is Sulaiman Sidiqi, born in Kabul Afghanistan. I moved to the US to pursue a better life and education. I am currently in High School and College where I study Computer Science. I also own SidiqibrothersLLC where we provide services to immigrants. As this being my first year with Camp Nefesh I want the campers to feel welcomed to a new country, education system, culture, people and give them the best summer experience they can have.

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