Joel Swedlove currently serves as the Director of Youth Programs and Informal Education at Temple Beth-El in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to arriving in Texas, Joel lived in Las Vegas where he worked at the Adelson Educational Campus as a Jewish music teacher, athletics assistant, and coach. Joel has gained significant experience in informal education having spent his summers as a song leader, unit head and program director for Camps Alonim, Hess Kramer and JCC Maccabi Sports Camp, respectively. Joel grew up in the Reform movement from his early summers at Camp Swig and Newman to serving as Religious and Cultural VP on NFTY Southern California's Regional Board. Upon graduating high school he served as youth group advisor and director for congregations throughout Southern California and Las Vegas. He has a deep love of movies, comic books and sports. Joel and his wife, Stephanie, are the proud parents of two boys, Ethan and Alexander.