I am so excited to be appointed Director at Camp Moshava of Wild Rose. I was born in Israel but have lived in Toronto, Canada since I was seven years old. My husband, Michael, and I have four wonderful children aged 17, 15, 12 and 9. Although I grew up in Toronto, I spent five summers as a Chanicha at Moshava Wild Rose, and it truly impacted who I became and how I chose to live my life and raise my family as religious Zionist Jews. I built life-long friendships from my time at Wild Rose, met my husband in Toronto through Bnei Akiva, send my kids to Bnei Akiva schools and continued being involved in Bnei Akiva in various volunteer, fundraising and professional capacities.
Eight years ago, I helped establish the second Bnei Akiva Day Camp in North America – Moshava Ba’ir Toronto (MBT), where I have been the Director for eight years. MBT grew from 180 Chanichim (campers) to over 400 this past summer, and my Tzevet (staff) grew from 75 to 150! I truly believe that the camping world is an ideal platform to influence our next generation and help them to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally and religiously in a vibrant Jewish setting while having lots of fun.
I have always wanted to return to Wild Rose – it is so much more than a job, it feels like a homecoming. I am hoping to build on the strong history and foundation of Camp Moshava of Wild Rose, and help position it to grow so that we can see even more Chanichim and Tzevet join us for Summer 2019 and beyond!
Questions about camp? Email Dikla at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jen joined the Moshava Wild Rose Tzevet prior to Summer 2018 and is excited for another upcoming summer! She loves the camp life, having spent summers away starting after 2nd grade (that summer she was the only kid in her bunk who was not a staff kid!) Growing up in Fairfield, CT she attended camps in the Northeast including Camp Hillel, Camp Hatikvah, and Camp Ramah Nyack. As a sleepaway camp “lifer” she is excited to enrich the camping experience of our chanichim so that Moshava Wild Rose can become their annual summer place to be.
Jen attended Westchester Hebrew High School, spent a year studying in Israel at Machon Gold and then attended Brandeis University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She spent eight years as an executive recruiter with Michael Page International and has more recently been the Brand Acquisitions Partner for Bumblebean, an online retailer for children’s products. Jen and her husband Jon moved to Chicago in 2008 and have four children – Josh, Ally, Kaylee and Coby.
Questions about camp? Email Jen at email@example.com