Meet the Directors

This talented group of professional coaches have impressive backgrounds in high school athletics, AAU, and the Maccabi games.  

STEVE FORESTIERI
Lions Baseball Camp Director

  • Health and Exercise Science Department Head -  CESJDS
  • Head Boys Varsity Baseball Coach – CESJDS. Team won PVAC Championships in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012.
  • Head Boys Varsity Soccer Coach – CESJDS.  Team won PVAC Championship in 2007 (1st in school history) and 2012.
  • Assistant Boys Basketball Coach – CESJDS
  • Co-Founder of The National Health and Exercise Science Association NHESA
  • Represented the National Academy of Sports Medicine through personal training and sponsored by Reebok. Trained a variety of age groups and clients including celebrities and athletes in NYC as a personal trainer.
  • NCAA Division I offers for Lacrosse, Soccer, and 100m sprint (Track and Field) at University of Delaware.
  • Taught Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Aikijutsu at the University of Delaware while enrolled.
  • High School Athletic Awards – MVP Soccer, Best Offensive Player Baseball, All State Athlete in Boys Soccer,
  • Delaware All Star Lacrosse Team Selection

DAVID MCCLOUD
Lions Boys Basketball Camp Director

  • Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach CESJDS – 2011 – Present
  • Team won PVAC Championship 2013-14 Season 19-0 League Record
  • Assistant Boys Basketball Coach – 2007-2011 – Clarksburg High School
  • Assistant Boys Varsity Lacrosse Coach 2010-2011 – Clarksburg High School
  • Head Basketball Coach AAU Basketball – DC Assault 15 under team. AAU team finished first nationally in 2006, and top 10 for 2007, 2008
  • Selected to coach Montgomery County High School All-Star Team
  • Collegiate Basketball at Morgan State University and Texas Christian University
  • High School Athlete at Blair High School -3-year starter
  • Security Specialist at Clarksburg High School 

BECKY SILBERMAN
Lions Girls Basketball Camp Director

  • Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Girls’ Varsity Basketball Head Coach-2013-Present
  • Head Coach for Boys 13-14 Orange County, CA 2013-14 and Junior Maccabi Games West Chester, PA 2013-14
  • Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Girl’s JV Basketball Coach 2011-2012
  • Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Girls MS Volleyball Coach 2011-Present
  • Graduate of University of Maryland – B.S Kinesiology
  • University of Maryland Club Basketball 2007-2010
  • Played High School Basketball and Volleyball – All Potomac Valley 
  • Played Maccabi games 2004-2006, Gold Medalist 2004, Silver Medalist 2006 

PATRICK DUDASH
Lions Volleyball Camp Director

  • Head Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach – 2008-Present - CESJDS. PVAC Division Championships in 2008.
  • Head Boys Varsity Volleyball Coach – 2007-Present - CESJDS
  • NFHS and ACA Certified Coach
  • Health and Physical Education Teacher CESJDS Lower School - 2006-Present
  • Assistant Varsity/Head JV Basketball Coach CESJDS  2006-2009
  • Director of Lions Sports Camp 2010
  • Graduate of Fresno Pacific University (M.A. in Kinesiology) – August 2012
  • Graduate of Slippery Rock University- 2004
  • Played Volleyball at Slippery Rock University for 4 years
  • Played High School Basketball and Volleyball 

BENJAMIN TELLIE
Lions Art Camp Director

  • Art and graphic design instructor - 2010-Present - CESJDS
  • Art camp director - 2012-Present - CESJDS
  • Art teacher - 2012-Present - Kol Shalom
  • Art Specialist / Photographer, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington - 2011
  • Painting and Drawing Instructor, New Jersey YMHA-YWHA Jewish Camps - 2010.
  • Workshop Instructor, Relief Printmaking, Teachers College, Columbia University - 2009
  • Teacher Trainer, P.S. 140 The Nathan Straus Prep. School of Humanities (Reach the World, Inc.) - 2008-09.
  • Teaching Assistant, Philadelphia Museum of Art - 2007-08.
  • Awards – First place award, Maryland Art Education Association Member Exhibit, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport - 2012; Art and Art Education Department Achievement Award in Printmaking, Tyler School of Art, Temple University - 2008
  • Regular presenter at the National Art Education Association and Maryland Art Education Association annual conventions - 2010 - Present  
  • Graduate of Columbia University (MA, Art Education) – 2010
  • Graduate of Tyler School of Art, Temple University (BA, Studio Art) – 2008

GRETCHIN GOBIN
Lions Ceramics Camp Director 

  • Ceramics and Sculpture instructor - 2006-Present – CESJDS
  • Art Instructor at The Congressional Schools of Virginia – 2004-2006
  • Art Camp Director for Arlington County Parks and Recreation – 1993-2012
  • Art Camp Director at The Lab School of Washington, DC – 2004-2006
  • Juried exhibits in the District of Columbia include; Art O’Matic funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Penn Quarter Arts on Foot Event funded by the D.C Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the DuPont Circle Fall Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
  • Ceramic display and sales at The Locke Store in Winchester, Virginia, Eastern Market & Courthouse Plaza Craft Fairs in Washington, DC
  • Ceramic and jewelry sales at The Georgetown University fundraiser for Russian studies
  • Continual commissioned work that includes functional and nonfunctional ceramics, paintings, invitations, baby and wedding announcements, and a book cover (The Secular Monastery by John Steinbruner)
  • Awards:   2005: Selected to participate in an online community of teachers who share curricular ideas and teaching strategies (see more)
    • 1999: Exhibited an installation piece at The Corcoran School of Art
    • 1999: Oversaw/collaborated with children in the painting of murals for Arlington County
    • 1997: Received The Logan Award for Painting
    • 1996: Selected to attend The Ghost Ranch Conference on Poetry in Santa Fe, New Mexico, led by Robert Creeley
    • 1994: Selected to exhibit an etching at the Sackler Gallery of Art in Washington

 

Becky Silberman – Lions Girls Basketball Camp

·          Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Girls’ Varsity Basketball Head Coach-2013-Present

·         Head Coach for Boys 13-14 Orange County, CA 2013-14 and Junior Maccabi Games West Chester, PA 2013-14

·         Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Girl’s JV Basketball Coach 2011-2012

·         Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Girls MS Volleyball Coach 2011-Present

·         Graduate of University of Maryland – B.S Kinesiology

·         University of Maryland Club Basketball 2007-2010

·         Played High School Basketball and Volleyball – All Potomac Valley

·         Played Maccabi games 2004-2006, Gold Medalist 2004, Silver Medalist 2006