Meet the Schlichim
We just recently celebrated Yom Haatzmaut, Israeli Independence Day. Many Americans mark Yom Haatzmaut by walking in parades and showing Israel solidarity. At Camp Chi, we commemorate and highlight our relationship with Israel everyday throughout camp. Our schlichim, Israeli staff, are an integral part of camp life. They help run programs on Shabbat, set up shuk, create opportunities to learn about Israel and share their stories so that the relationships built are authentic and genuine. Through them and their efforts, our campers get a sneak peak about what is it is really like to be Israeli, live in Israel and can then forms their own opinions to share in dialogue. We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to the 2019 delegation of Israeli Staff.
We are pleased this year to welcome back some our returning schlichim!
Inbar Davish is coming back for summer number 3. This year in role of specialty director, he will help our area leaders infuse elements of Israel all over camp. Inbar also plays the guitar and often shows up on stage for Shabbat and other musical programs! Did you know, Inbar is planning on going to music school in the fall?
Roee Elkoubi is returning for his second summer at the cove in the role of Assistant Supervisor! Taking on more leadership is in Roee’s DNA, as both of his parents are in managerial roles? His mom at a construction company and his dad at an art gallery! Aside from his promotion Roee cannot wait to get back to the cove and get campers in those boats and out on the water!
Eitan Fass began his Camp Chi journey in 2018 as a counselor on PNW. His love of travel, hiking and nature make him the perfect fit for this trip, so PNW is where he will be again this year! He not only loves being outdoors but also enjoys all the creatures of the natural world. Did you know, Eitan make a sound identical to a cricket?
Liran Kremnitzer, the veteran returner on the team has been at Chi since 2012. He works for Camp USA Israel and helps bring Israeli campers to camp in the US during the summer. That being said, when he is at camp, he is simply known as the Noar Village leader. Liran loves bringing the Camp Chi Magic to our oldest campers. Did you know, Liran has children of his own that he cannot wait to bring to camp to experience the magic firsthand?
Roy Dagan is coming back for his second summer as a Camp USA staff helping our Israeli Campers get acclimated to camp. You will see him all around camp checking in with campers and staff and making sure all is well. Did you know that Roy loves animals as much as the people at camp, he has 3 dogs at home!
But wait, there’s more. Here is the line up all our new Schlichim joining us in 2019!
Adar Kreiner will be joining the team as a counselor this summer. He lives in Modiin and is looking forward to this amazing experience. Adar is no stranger to these adventures, he picked up and moved to Toronto, Canada to study English. Did you know that is has also travelled to over 25 countries while he was a photographer for National Geographic?
Omer Maymoni hails from the South of Israel in a small town called Omer. She will be working in outdoor cooking and has love for mixing things together with love and seeing what comes out. We can’t wait to see her creativity flourish at the OC. Did you know that Omer will use her love of mixing to study chemistry in university?
Noy Kiselnik is 21 and is current in the Israeli air force. She is planning on studying aeronautics in university. It is no wonder you will find her flying on our zipline and playing on the ropes course this summer! Noy is looking forward to sharing Israel with our campers and staff. Did you know, Noy already has a head start because she went on Birthright with many of our returning staff?
Amnon Marmor lives in Kissufim but grew up in the Bay Area. His adventures spirit and passion for working is children is perfectly in combined in his work at camp. You will find Amnon helping on the ropes course in addition to heading up our brand new, Outdoor Adventure program. Amnon likes his marshmallows extra burnt and can’t wait to make you some on your overnighter!
Shai Bardugo is coming to Camp Chi from Jerusalem. After serving in the scouts and guiding scouts through overnighters outdoors, it is no wonder that Shai will be staff PNW this summer. When not hiking, camping and appreciating nature, Shai loves doing arts and crafts and is looking forward to brining her talents to the trip. Shai is so talented in arts and crafts she even makes her own jewelry.
Roni Sahar’s warm and inviting personality will make anyone want to spend more time with her in the Israeli Village! Roni has spent time at camp in Maine is looking forward to coming back to camp. When not sharing Israel with us, you can find her shooting hoops. Roni has 4 siblings and they all play basketball- that’s quite a starting lineup!
Savion Sasson is looking forward to his first summer at camp. He cannot wait to make a difference in the lives of the campers he will be working with the inclusion program with Keshet! The one thing Savion cannot wait to try is a s’more on Tuesday nights! The only time he tried to make a s’more before, it was unsuccessful and he just had the chocolate, so he’ll be looking for some advice around the campfire this summer.
Yarin Kohn will be joining Savion in our inclusion program with Keshet as well! He can’t wait to see how we work with campers of various abilities to bring it back home! Did you know Yarin’s passion for working with those who have different is much bigger than him? His mother is teacher in Special Education teacher and his sister has been diagnosed with Autism. He is looking to paying it forward!
Ron Ariely is no stranger to the Midwest and is looking forward to coming back to the area after spending a few summers at Lake of the Woods Camp! Even though he will only be at camp for as short time before leaving on PNW, Ron is ready to share his fitness skills with the campers and staff. Ron can’t wait to enhance the PNW trip with music, as he is a skilled guitar player.
Yonatan Weinman is ready to explore a new culture. He is looking forward to taking Roni at the basketball courts, since that is his specialty! He cannot wait to play ball with us and learn more about the American world of sports. If he’s shy at first, don’t you worry, he will come out of his shell! Did you know that camp will be Yonatan’s first trip to the US?
Eyal Marmon is looking forward to coming back to Chi as counselor this summer and brining his Israel story to his cabin. It has been years since Eyal has come to camp but he still remembers the warm feeling the staff gave to him and is looking forward to sharing that with his campers. Did you know that Eyal came to camp with the FIDF Legacy program is it’s very first year?
And with that, join us as we say Welcome, Bruchim Habaim, to our Schlichim, we are looking forward to having you!