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 23, 20, 17 and 14. 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.
Twelve 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 2024 and beyond!
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Rabbi Natan Schwartz
Natan is a Wild Rose Alum, having served as a Machal Tzevet (staff) in the summer’s of 2003 and 2004. In the years since he has accumulated over 20 years of experience as an educator and mental health professional, working in Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh and serving as a rabbi, teacher, guidance counselor, and recruiter. He has worked in the summer camp industry in various roles, including at Camp Lavi as the Assistant Camp Director.
Originally from Cleveland, OH, Natan now lives in Efrat Israel with his wife Danielle and their four children, Chani (17), Gila (15), Etiel (14) and Eliav (10). In addition to working in education, Natan is a mental health professional with a Masters in Counseling and has a private practice in which he works with families, couples, individuals and children aged 8-18. His life experience is vast, from having Smicha to serving in the Israeli Army. Natan is also an avid sports fan, having coached multiple youth sports over the years.
Marketing Manager and Videographer
My name is Carrie Ebbin, I grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and am now a second-year business major with a concentration in marketing at Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College. I noticed my passion for marketing and social media management after creating my personal social media page in 2016 and surpassing 350,000 followers within three years. Since then, I’ve worked as a social media manager for 7 different companies creating content, designing logos, marketing, videoing, and editing promotional videos. I first heard about Moshava Wild Rose during my gap year at Midreshet Torah V’Avodah. I joined the team as the social media manager and videographer in Summer 2021 and have been enjoying the role ever since. I truly love camp and can’t wait to be back in Wild Rose this Summer!