Rachel Shandalov and Yitzi Matanky named Roshei Moshava

November 29, 2011by adam1


Camp Moshava is proud to announce that Rachel Shandalov and Yitzi Matanky will be the Roshei Moshava for summer 2012. Both from Shevet Amitzur, Rachel and Yitzi are devoted to making this the very best summer in the 70+ years of Moshava history.

Rachel Shandalov’s comeback for summer 2011 has left everyone in the machaneh wanting more. As social worker first session and Rosh MIT second session, Rachel’s warmth and charisma has left an impression on all.

Although this will be Rachel’s first run as Rosh Mosh, she is coming in on a lot of summer camp leadership experience. Rachel spent seven years as assistant director and then director of the seven week girls day camp at the Bernard Horowitz JCC in Chicago. “We couldn’t believe how lucky we were when we found out that we would be working with Rachel” said Kadyn Gottesman, who will be a madricha first month. “We all had the best time on MIT with Rachel last year and we know that it will be even better now that we are finally tzevet.” There are few things more exciting at Moshava than the first year on tzevet and Rachel Shandalov is sharing in the enthusiasm. “It’s an excellent shevet – I have had the privilege of spending a lot of time with both in and out of camp. Summer 2012 will be our most exciting escapade yet!”

Yitzi Matanky has become our veteran Rosh Moshava. With three years of Rosh Mosh experience under his belt, Yitzi is guaranteed to bring an exciting and well planned tochnit to machaneh where the chanichim can be assured that they will have the time of their lives. This summer, however, will have its own unique aspect of freshness with new surprises; “This is going to be my best summer yet” Yitzi told the website, “Even chanichim who have been coming to camp for a few summers won’t believe what we have planned.”

Yitzi will be working with shevet Dvir, who showed excellent leadership qualities in their tzevet debut last summer and are currently spending their year in Israel.  Yitzi will come to camp accompanied by his wife, Aviva, who has spent her last few summers in camp running our shekem (canteen) in 2011, Rosh MIT in ’10 and madricha for our Avodah tochnit in ‘09.

Keep your eyes on our website and Facebook page for updates regarding their sganim and nosim.