The Summer 2019 Staff Preview
Only those that have returned their signed contract are listed below.
If you think your name should be here and it isn’t, be sure you’ve returned your signed contract to GFC.
Questions? Contact McKenzie Sigle.
|First Name||Last Name||Position||StaffBio|
|Abby||Glantz||Activities Director||Abby Glantz is from Dallas, Tx and has a background in dance, choreography, teaching, and managing dance camps. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavior Analysis and Psychology from the University of North Texas, and was a member of the Kilgore College Rangerettes. When she’s not managing camps, Abby appears in movie and television productions, and works as a choreographer and dance judge. Although not a camper at GFC, she spent several summers at camp in Oklahoma and Colorado. Abby is extremely excited to be serving as the Activities Director and is looking forward to her 2nd summer at Greene!|
|Abigail||Lowey||Counselor||Abby Lowey graduated from Wakeland High School in 2019 and will be attending The University of Texas at Austin in the fall. While she wasn't at school, she spent her time interning at a law firm, being very involved in political activism, working various jobs, and tutoring younger students. Abby enjoys being around friends and family, playing with her dog, and showing her pride for the Texas Longhorns. She is so excited to return to camp after being a camper for 8 years and can't wait for the summer ahead!|
|Adam||Dinkins||Ultimate Frisbee Counselor||Adam Dinkins is 18 years old and hails from Austin, Texas. He has just graduated from James Bowie High School and plans on studying music education to become a band director. Adam first came to Greene in the summer of 2012. From there, he grew a profound love and appreciation for Greene. He was a camper all the way through to Kibbutz. After that year, he decided to take a break and pursue his musical career through his trumpet playing. After two summers off, he decided to come back to Greene to make more memories and inspire his campers to come back and be counselors one day.|
|Adi||Gazit||Head Sports Specialist|
|Alexander||Lomeli-Azoubel||Sci-Tech Counselor||Alexander Lomeli-Azoubel will be attending University of Pennsylvania during the fall of 2019 in pursuit of a degree in mathematics. He enjoys hanging out with his friends and nerding out about all things STEM. Alex is excited for the upcoming summer - his 10th summer at Greene (and his first on Staff). He cannot wait!|
|Almog||Bodner||Challenge Course Assistant Director|
|Alysa||Leff||Arts & Crafts Counselor||Alysa Leff is a second-year Ceramics major at The University of North Texas. Born and raised in Austin, she worked extensively in her high school's award-winning technical theatre and visual arts programs, and quickly found her home there. She was always drawn to the pottery wheels and knew that was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. She absolutely loves her new family in Denton and can't wait to tell them all about this summer. She is very excited to be joining the Greene Family this year!|
|Amit||Menashe||Martial Arts Counselor||Amit is 21 years old and lives near Tel Aviv. She is going to be the Martial Arts specialist this summer!
She finished her army service 5 months ago as a commander. She loves meeting new people, visiting new places, traveling, sports, and laughing as much as possible.
She is so excited to make the most out of the upcoming summer!!
|Anna||Bohigian||Nutrition Therapy Specialist||Anna Bohigian graduated from California State University, Long Beach in May, 2018 with Bachelor's degrees in Nutrition/Dietetics & Food Science. She spent the following summer working in New York City for a meal delivery company as a research & development intern. Anna enjoys spending time with her friends and family, whether it is on the beach or at a concert. She is very excited to work as a nutrition therapy specialist at GFC. This will be her very first summer at camp!|
|Asher||Moskowitz||Counselor||Asher Moskowitz is from Houston, Texas, and about to enter his Freshman year at New York University where he plans to study international relations. He went to Memorial Senior High School and was a reporter on the Anvil, Memorial's student-run newspaper. Asher enjoys spending time with friends, going to Houston Astros baseball games, and running - this year he completed his first race at the Houston Half-Marathon in January. This is Asher's first year on staff, and 11th summer at GFC!|
|Ashley||Rosen||Counselor||Ashley Rosen is from San Antonio, Texas and this will be her 3rd summer at Greene! This past year, Ashley served on the NFTY-TOR Regional Board as the Communications Vice President, and next year, she will be a freshman at the University of Oklahoma. She is looking forward to coming back to camp this summer as a counselor to reunite with her friends and campers, and she is also excited about meeting new ones. Ashley's favorite place on camp is Lake Jake, and her favorite camp meal is mac n cheese!!|
|Ashley||Spiegel||Counselor||Ashley Spiegel will be attending Kansas University in the fall. She plans to major in Elementary Education to become a teacher! She enjoys spending time with friends and supporting her brothers in their sports events. She has been going to Greene Family Camp since she was 10 years old and met her best friend there! She has come back every year to meet new people and make more friends! Sje is excited about being a counselor this year and can't wait to make many more memories with the people who make her happy! GFC is my second home!!|
|Audrey||Zane||Avodah Counselor||Audrey Zane is currently a student at Texas A&M University where she is working on getting her B.S. in Visualization (animation) with a minor in Film Studies. She was a long time camper at Greene and this will be her third year as a counselor and second year as a photographer. She enjoys spending time with her friends, as well as anything remotely artsy. Audrey is super excited to be spending another summer at her second home!|
|Bar Mari||Dangour||Media/Video Counselor||Bar Mari is from Hod Hasharon, Israel. This will be her first year at GFC and she is so excited to join the staff this summer!
She just finished her army service in the logistic filmmaking unit where she was a video editor.
She loves playing the piano, watching movies, spending time with her friends and doing extreme sports like Snowboarding!
|Benjamin||Goldberg||Counselor||Benjamin Goldberg is a recent graduate from Richardson High School and is headed to the University of Texas at San Antonio this fall, where he will study music business. Benjamin has attended GFC since he was in Bonim and was an Avodah last summer. Benjamin enjoys hanging with his friends, plays a variety of musical instruments, and loves his dog! This will be his first summer as a counselor and he is looking forward to working with all the campers.|
|Billy||Bloomberg||Logistics Director||Billy Bloomberg earned his Culinary Degree in 2017. He is continuing at William Paterson University working on his bachelors in sociology with a minor in religious studies. He spent the last year teaching and running youth programming at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. When Billy is not cooking he can be found reading, volunteering, playing board games and hanging out with his friends. Billy spent the last summer a program staff at Mitzvah Corps New Jersey, having an amazing summer with 28 teens working on social justice programming. He is even more excited about working as the Logistics Director and his FIRST summer at GFC! Coming to a new place is challenging and he can't wait to rise above it.|
|Blake||Grabsky||Unit Head||Blake Grabsky graduated last December from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Computer Science. He plans to get a professional degree-related job in the fall after the summer. Blake enjoys spending time with friends, shopping, and traveling to new places. He is very excited to be the Niviim Unit head this summer and see the impact he makes with new and fun changes to the unit. This is Blake's 5th summer on staff and 9th summer at GFC!|
|Brian||Lovelace||Activities Director||Brian Lovelace graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2017 with a degree in criminal justice. He has been coming to camp for 14 years now and this will be his 6th summer on staff. He started off as a counselor and sports specialist, transitioning to a ropes facilitator in later years and going on to be the assistant ropes director and then ropes director. This summer he will be the Adventure Director. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking and running outdoors.|
|Caelin||Olson||Counselor||Caelin Olson just finished her second year at Clark University in Worcester, MA. This will be her second year as a counselor and fifth year at GFC. During the school year, she works at the Worcester YWCA as a youth development instructor running programs for children from 1st-8th grade. Caelin enjoys arts and crafts as well as spending time outside. She had an amazing first year as a counselor last summer and can't wait to be back and make more lasting memories!|
|Caitlin||Smith||Camper Care Director||Cailtin Smith graduated in 2010 from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Special Education. She graduated in December 2017 from University of Texas at Arlington with a Masters in Educational Leadership and Policy with a focus on Administration. She currently teaches students with special needs in Del Valle ISD. This is Caitlin's 14th summer on staff, 19th summer on camp, and 5th year in the role of Director of Camper Care. Caitlin has been a songleader, t'fillah coordinator, Special Needs Director and Director of Camper Care. She is excited to spend another fun summer at GFC!|
|Cameron||Umholtz||Challenge Course Specialist|
|Carly||Abramson||Songleader - T'fillah Coordinator||Carly Abramson graduated in 2017 from the University of Texas at Austin, with a degree in Jewish studies. After graduating, she spent two years working for the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life as an Education Fellow. She will start a new position as a Music and Education Special in Memphis, TN starting in July. This will be Carly's 17th summer at GFC and her 5th year songleading! She has a strong passion for creating music and is looking forward to sharing that with us this summer!|
|Carly||Aufdem-Brinke||Camper Care Specialist|
|Carmel||Finzi||Waterfront Counselor||Carmel is a very active bubbly person who loves to have fun, meet new people and learn new things. Growing up, she played different types of sports, and her favorite is team sports. She served in the IDF for almost 3 years as a combat soldier in the iron dome where she learned lot of values that she is excited to share at camp. She loves kids and always has a fun time with kids. Her favorite place in Israel is the beach. She loves swimming and can't wait to spend time at the pool and the lake at camp.|
|Caroline||Mellow||Counselor||Caroline Mellow is 19 years old and a first-year architecture student at Tulane University. Caroline likes to read, draw, and hang out with friends. In college, she loves spending time at Hillel and improving skills with the club gymnastics team. She is so excited to come back to camp to see her old friends, make new friends, and help her campers have an amazing summer. This is Caroline's 11th year at Greene and 2nd year on staff.|
|Carson||Ford||Biking Counselor||Carson Ford id a Senior at Lorena High School. In the course of his high school life he has played football, and gone to state for Powerlifting. He's known for being very friendly and a caring person and will help anyone out with anything they need help with. He plans on attending Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas when he graduates. His favorite hobbies are hunting, fishing, riding bicycles, and weight lifting|
|Celeste||Swanson||Logistics Specialist||Celeste Swanson graduated in 2018 from Texas A&M with a degree in Anthropology. She spent the year back in her hometown of San Antonio preparing for her entrance into SMU's Dedman School of Law this upcoming August. Celeste enjoys spending time with her cat, Mighty Toaster, and reading. She is very excited about working for Logistics at camp this summer as it will be something totally new! This is Celeste's 1st summer at GFC.|
|Chen||Koren||Counselor||Chen Koren came to us from Israel. She served in the israeli army, and will head straight to camp after she finishes her time in the army!|
|Daisy||Sevitt||Theater/Drama Counselor||Daisy Sevitt grew up in Raanana, Israel. She just finished her two year mandatory army service where she was a commander of basic training. She loves movies, music, plays and spending time with friends! She is excited to come to camp for the first time this year and can't wait to meet everyone!|
|Daniel||Feigenbaum||Counselor||Daniel Feigenbaum is from Plano, Texas and first experienced Greene as a Kibutznik in 2016. He is graduating from Plano West as part of the Class of 2019 and will be studying cybersecurity at Collin College. As a clinical student for 2 years, Daniel is currently a Certified Pharmacy Technician (PhT) and a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and has spent lots of time shadowing medical professionals in hospital settings. This will be his third summer at camp and the first summer as a staff member. He is very excited about being able to come back to Greene and can't wait to see everything the summer has to offer!|
|Daniel||Zaroum||Rosh Mishlachat/Israel Programs Director||This will be Daniel's third year at camp. He is 23 years old, lives in Ramat-Gan, Israel (near Tel Aviv) and is a magician and a balloon artist.
In the past two years he came to camp as a magician, but this year he is going to be the Rosh Mishlachat (the head of the Israeli delegation) and is very excited about it.
He can't wait for the summer to begin and to see y'all!
|Danielle||Haimovich||Waterfront Counselor||Danielle was born in San Francisco California, and made an Aliya to israel when she was 5 years old. In high school she studied Phisycs and economics. Next year Im going to study graphic design.
She works as a seller in an art-supplies shop, and before that she worked at a yacht club as a counselor. She has a lot of expirence working with kids through the israeli scouts, and is looking forward to the summer!
|Darcie||Grim||A/V Specialist||Darcie Grim graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in 2018 with a degree in Theatre Design and Technology. She has spent the past year working as the production manager for a symphony orchestra, but is excited to spend some time in the sun this summer! Darcie enjoys hiking, all kinds of music, and spending time with her cat, Keyser. She is very excited to be at GFC for the first time ever as the AV Specialist, and is looking forward to meeting everyone and having a great time!|
|Devin||Blythe||Farm Counselor||Devin is from Brenham, Texas (home of Blue Bell Ice Cream) and has just graduated from Brenham High School. While in high school Devin was very involved in the marching band as a trumpet player and a drum major. His favorite hobbies include running, bouldering, and anything that has to do with equine. He will be majoring in Mathematics at the University of Texas at Austin this fall. This is Devin's 1st summer on staff, 7th summer at GFC, and he can't wait to see what fun experiences this summer will bring!|
|Elaina||Komerofsky||Kibbutz Counselor||Lainey Komerofsky just finished her freshman year at the College of Charleston in South Carolina where she is a Jewish studies major and a sociology minor. She's spent the past 12 summers at Greene Family Camp and she's so excited to come back as a second year counselor!|
|Eli||Chudnow||Counselor||Eli Chudnow is a rising sophomore at the University of Florida who is currently pursuing an MBA in finance with a minor in actuarial science. Eli is native to Plano, TX and enjoys things such as traveling, discussing game of thrones, barbecue, jazz music, and the company of dogs. He is very excited to be returning to camp for his 2nd summer on staff and 11th summer at GFC.|
|Eliana||Klein||Unit Head||Eliana graduated in May from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Audiology and Speech Language Sciences. This fall she will be attending George Washington University to begin her Master's in Speech Pathology. This is her 12th summer at camp, 5th summer on staff, and 2nd summer as the Bonim/Shorashim Unit Head! Her favorite camp meal is macaroni and cheese but breakfast tacos is a close second. Song session is her favorite time of the entire day and she would tell you it is always best spent dancing with the Bonim and Shorashim campers. Eliana is looking forward to another magical summer Bruceville, TX!|
|Eran||Yonai||Challenge Course Counselor||Eran is 21 and from a small town called Karkur. (a beautiful place near the beach)
He was discharged from the military in November of last year, and served as a sergeant and a company sergeant major at the Combat engineering corps all over the country. He started at the south near Eilat and ended up in Mt Hermon!
He plays volleyball, and does crossfit and gymnastics in his free time. He also loves photography and computers. (He played a lot of computer games in high school)
This summer, you'll find him at the pool and the ropes course!
|Eynav||Bar Oryan||Tzofim Counselor||Eynav Bar Oryan is a guide who comes to us from Israel on behalf of the Hebrew Scouts. She loves animals and everything about nature. Her favorite hobbies are cycling, reading and especially being water-related activities|
|Gabby||Glubochansky||Counselor||Gabby Glubochansky is from Dallas, Texas and graduated from Plano West Senior High School. In the fall, she will be a sophomore studying finance and cybersecurity at Arizona State University. In her free time, Gabby enjoys playing piano, spending time with friends, and being at the pool. This will be her second year on staff and she is super excited to spend another amazing summer at GFC!|
|Gabriel||Kopit||Challenge Course Counselor|
|Garrison||Jamison||Head Waterfront Director|
|Graham||Gadd||STEM Program Director|
|Guy||Shabot||Kibbutz Kitchen Manager||Guy Shabot is 23 year old staff member living in Yehud, Israel.
In previous summers, he was a bunk counselor for Bonim, Niviim and S'ganim, and also a cooking specialist. This summer, Guy is coming back as the kitchen manager in the unit of Kibbutz. Back in Israel, Guy is working as a cook in a restraunt in Tel aviv, and also has experience as a pizza cook in a popular pizza place called 'Tony Vespa'.
Guy's true passion is food- in particular, healthy food, and hopes to be a dietitian in the future. He likes finding new and innovative ways to make meals tasty as well as healthy.
This is going to be Guy's 3rd summer in GFC, and 1st summer in the leadership team!
|Hailey||Newman||Counselor||Hailey Newman graduated in the class of 2018 from the Emery/Weiner School in Houston, Texas. She has spent the last year working at an Elementary and Preschool in her local area. She loves That 70's show, Israel, music, Disney Channel Original movies, reading, and spending time with family and friends! In the fall, she is set to attend the University of Texas at Austin studying Education and she is excited to be a Longhorn! Hailey was a camper for 6 years and can't wait to start her second summer on staff at GFC!|
|Halle||Michel||Yoga Specialist||Halle Michel just finished her third year at the University of Denver where she is studying Psychology and Accounting. During the school year she coaches gymnastics, teaches Sunday school, works in a psychology lab on campus, and competes on DU's club gymnastics team. Halle is very excited to be returning to camp for her third summer on staff!|
|Hana||Epstein||Assistant Education Director|
|Hannah||Eichelbaum||Counselor||Hannah Eichelbaum just finished her freshman year at Tulane University in New Orleans. Here, Hannah is majoring in Public Health with a minor in Sociology. This will be Hannah's eleventh summer at camp and second summer as a staff member. Hannah loves music, dressing up, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.|
|Hannah||Simon||Counselor||Hannah Simon is about to be a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin. She is from Fort Worth, Texas. Hannah enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She loves meeting new people and is ready to share her love of GFC with all of her campers. This is her 13th summer at Greene and her 2nd year on staff.|
|Hannah||Simon||Performing Arts Center Manager|
|Heather||King||Nutrition Therapy Specialist||Heather King is heading into her senior year at Harding University. She is studying Nutrition and Dietetics and plans to graduate in May of 2021. Heather loves to cook, play card games, swim, and spend time with her friends! She is very excited about being a Nutrition Therapy Specialist this summer and is most looking forward to making memories with the campers and staff this summer! This will be her first summer at GFC!|
|Hili||Jan||Photography Counselor||Hili Jan finsihed her military service 5 months ago as a millitary photographer. She has practiced all kinds of photography and has instructed the new photographers in her military unit. She loves learning new things, meeting new people, going to the beach and traveling. I'm looking forward being a counselor at Greene!|
|Hunter||Boyer||General Sports Counselor|
|Iftach||Ophir||Challenge Course Counselor||Iftach Ophir was born and raised in Zichron Ya'acov, Israel. He was recently discharged from the IDF. He enjoys nature, hikes and treks, all kinds of sports activities and spending time with friends over a good brew of coffee. After camp, he plans on returning to Israel and studying for a B.SC in medicine and medical engineering.
This is Iftach's first time at camp, and he is very excited for the upcoming experience as the a challenge course counselor!
|Inbal||Ophir||Tzofim - Lead||Inbal is an Israeli Shelicha at camp! She is an Israeli Scout who will be responsible for the scouting activities and campouts. She recently finished her service in the IDF as a commander in a special program called 'Gadna' (one-week training for youth).
She enjoys being with kids in all activities- arts and crafts, dancing, soccer or swimming! This is her first summer at camp and is very looking forward to it!
|Isabella||Humphreys||Counselor - Camp Kattan|
|Jack||Fuchsman||Avodah Counselor||Jack Fuchsman graduated in 2017 from Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a degree in Communications. Following graduation he moved to Israel for a year where he taught English to Israeli students. In July 2018, he moved back to the states and is now the Student Life Coordinator for Hillel at The University of Oklahoma. Jack grew up going to other camps, but is ecstatic to be joining Greene for his first summer. He is so excited to be going back to camp and especially excited to be at Greene and being an Avodah counselor. In his free time you can catch Jack playing basketball, watching How I Met Your Mother, and most likely talking about sports. He is already counting down the days to spend this summer at the camp he has heard so many great things about.|
|Jack||Kaden||Counselor||Jack Kaden is graduating in 2020 from Ronald Reagan High school. He spent 6 straight years playing percussion in band and currently is a student council officer and the executive vice president of his schools DECA program (business club). He spends his time spending time with friends, playing basketball and enjoying time with family as well. He is a huge Spurs fan and also was a student teacher at his Temple (Beth el). This will be his first year as a staff member at camp but his 6th year total. Jack is so excited to make new friends and memories that he will forever remember and to learn as well!!!|
|Jacob||Gabel||Martial Arts Counselor||Jacob Gabel did not grow up attending Greene Family Camp. In fact, he never attended camp as a camper. He grew up going to a camp in Colorado; however, his love for camp was instilled quite early on. Camp helped Jake form a love for Judaism, and helped him to establish his own Jewish Identity. This will be Jake's fifth summer at camp, however, it will be over 14 years since his first day at sleepaway camp. Jake can't wait to help others form the same love for Jewish camp, as well as Judaism as a whole.|
|Jay||Seline||Basketball Counselor||Jay Seline is approaching his final year at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio pursuing a sports management degree. Originally from Washington DC, Jay is looking forward to returning to the place he's been blessed to call home the past four summers. Outside of school and work, you can find Jay cheering on his Washington Redskins, Nationals, Wizards, and San Antonio Spurs. This is Jay's 4th summer on staff and 4th at GFC. He will be serving as the basketball specialist this summer for both sessions.|
|Jennifer||Sands||Early Childhood Specialist||Jennifer Sands is graduating in Spring 2020 from Texas Woman's University with a degree in Elementary Education. This is Jennifer's fourth year working at camp and she will be working with Camp Kattan. While Jennifer is not at school or camp she likes spending time with friends, going to plays, and shopping. Jennifer looks forward to meeting up with older staff and getting to know new staff. She is so excited to come back to camp!|
|Joy||Cohen-Blake||Volleyball Counselor||Joy Cohen-Blake is currently in her second year of college. She is majoring in Education and minoring in Jewish Education. Joy loves to eat chocolate chip cookies and listen to music. She is really excited to be back at camp this summer and see old friends and meet new ones! This is Joy's 13th summer at camp and 3rd year on staff!|
|Kaylie||James||Sci-Tech Counselor||Kaylie James is going to Iowa State this year for preveterinary sciences. She has been ice skating for thirteen years. Her synchronized skating team has been national champions for six years in a row. She now coaches hockey and figure skating at her local rink. She had been a camper at camp for ten years, and can't wait to spend another summer at GFC.|
|Kenna||Ashen||Counselor||Kenna is from Austin, Tx, and is currently studying materials engineering and sceince at Texas A&M at College Station. She has been going to camp for seven years as a camper and last summer as a counselor. She enjoys making art, dancing, all sorts of science, and medieval-style sword fighting. She is super excited for another awesome summer at camp and can't wait to have tons of fun with campers!|
|Kira||Rapp||Counselor||Kira Rapp is a junior at the University of Miami, majoring in Marketing and Business Technology and minoring in Psychology. Kira loves to cook and bake, spend time with her friend, binge watch shows on Netflix, explore her surroundings, play sports (specifically softball and tennis), and go on new adventures. It's her 10th year at camp and 3rd on staff and she's so excited to see what the summer has to hold!|
|LeAndra||McDaniels||General Sports Specialist|
|Leonard||Cohn||Unit Head||Leonard Cohn moved to Austin, Texas from Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2014. He graduated in 2018 with a degree in math and science education for grades 4-8. Leonard currently teaches computer coding and robotics in Lockhart ISD. Outside of work, Leonard enjoys playing tabletop games (like Dungeons and Dragons), cooking, baking, woodworking, and playing music. Leonard is excited to join the summer staff at GFC as a unit head - while doing some songleading on the side. Although this is Leonard's first summer with GFC, he grew up attending OSRUI, the URJ camp outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and worked for 5 years at Camp TEKO in Minneapolis. Leonard is so excited to spend his summer doing what he loves - working with kids of all ages and helping everyone have a good time in a safe and fun environment!|
|Lidor||Levin||Unit Head||Lidor Lily Levin is 22 years old form Yehud, Israel. Last summer Lidor was the head of the scouts at camp, and this summer she is going to be the unit head for s'ganim. Lidor is very excited to be back in camp and she loves to work with teens. In Israel Lidor is currently working as an event producer in the Eurovision song contest that is placed in Israel this year right before camp starts. Lidor is going to study at Haifa University this upcoming October. She is attending a Jewish Agency special program and she is going to study education and the history of the Jewish nation. Lidor finds camp a great place to explore Jewish identity and also to have the best time with the best people!|
|Lily||Barlow||Waterfront Counselor||Lily Barlow just recently graduated high school at Bishop McGuinness in Oklahoma City. She is attending University of Colorado Boulder in the fall and is extremely excited. She has been going to Greene since she was in bonim and has loved every second of camp. She is a lifeguard this summer and also enjoys playing sports like basketball and powderpuff. She has worked with special olympics as well for 5 years and has enjoyed her time with that.|
|Livia||Bernstein||Counselor - Camp Kattan (Programming)||Livia Bernstein graduated from Plano West Senior High School in 2017. This year she has been working in the Youth Learning and Engagement office at Temple Emanu El in Dallas as well as teaching a 5th grade Judaica class on Sunday mornings. She loves being outdoors at camp and all of the art projects too. This will be Livia's first full summer spent at camp and she is so excited to be working with Camp Kattan on having a super fun summer!|
|Madeleine||Newman||Kibbutz Program Counselor||Maddie Newman is finishing her sophomore year at the University of Oregon, majoring in Planning, Public Policy and Management. She spent the year interning with a local nonprofit and will be interning with the URJ Events Department this year. Maddie can't wait to spend her 12th summer in a brand new role in her favorite place, the eco village! She can't wait for Bruceville sunsets, days at Lake Jake and chaco tan lines.|
|Madelon||Benzuly||Challenge Course Counselor|
|Margaret||Butterfield||Sci-Tech Counselor||Margaret (Maggie) Butterfield is a rising Sophomore at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where she is earning a dual degree in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science. She is a member of the Spartan Band and plays drums and clarinet. In her free time she loves to code, read books, and hang out with friends. Maggie is excited to be a STEAM program staff member and a counselor. This is her 1st year on staff and 7th summer at GFC!|
|Marissa||Haber||Assistant to the Directors|
|Marly||Koven||Arts & Crafts Counselor||Marly Koven has attended Greene Family Camp for eight years as a camper and is excited to spend her ninth as an arts and crafts counselor! She will be graduating from Plano West Senior High School this June. Although she is scared of ghosts and Savannah is one of the most haunted cities in America, she is excited to major in animation at Savannah College of Art and Design beginning this fall. Marly loves to chill by the pool with friends, listen to her Spotify playlist, and work on creative projects whether it be drawing, painting, or computer animation. She can't wait to meet the campers and have an amazing summer at her second home!|
|Matan||Ogli||Waterfront Counselor||Matan Ogli live in Israel near Tel Aviv and will be a Waterfront Counselor this summer. He likes the beach and being in the water.
He was a commander in the air force and a medic who worked in M.D.A (ambulance serves)
and also in the emergency dispatch center. After camp, he plans to start medical studies in israel!
|Matthew||Caplovitz||Matthew Caplovitz graduated Anderson high school in Austin Texas and is going to college at Brandeis University in Waltham Massachusetts for computer science. His first year at camp was Kohanim, and many of his friends from camp are still his best friends in the world. This is Matthew’s first year on staff, but his eighth year at camp. He hopes to be a video game designer, so feel free to talk to him about any video games that you like. He likes playing many card games and board games and hanging out with his friends. Most of all, he loves camp and is very excited to be here this summer!|
|Max||Einsohn||Songleader||Max Jared Einsohn's unique and energetic music has brought this engaging Jewish Educator to communities across North America, Australia, and Israel, building diverse communities together through song, study, and prayer. After launching his debut album in 2012, and completing a Masters in Jewish Education from HUC-JIR in 2016, Max has been working as a Jewish musician, educator, prayer-leader, and social entrepreneur. Max is currently based in Melbourne and is working with his wife Shannyn in their project 'Ahavat Hinam' to create meaningful Jewish moments in communities across Australia, New Zealand and abroad.|
|Maya||Milsom||Counselor||Maya Milsom is excited to return as a Cornerstone Cohort for her 3rd summer at GFC! She graduated from Lyman High School in 2017 and is currently enrolled at Seminole State college in Florida. Maya is majoring in music Vocal performance and one day wishes to be as cool as her cantor. Maya loves birds, art, and spending time with her campers and friends. This year she is looking forward to meeting new friends and helping others make great camp memories.|
|Mayan||Quiroga||Waterfront Counselor||Mayan Sara Quiroga lives in Isarel. In May, she finished her military service, teaching kids ages 9-11 how to be prepared in emergency situations.
Mayan loves everything that includes water, from surfing to swimming. She also loves animals (especially her little dog, Ice), likes to read and listen to music (Spanish is her favorite!). She's planning to study philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem after camp.
Mayan is very excited to be at GFC for the first time and get to know so many new people and places. She can't wait to start this summer in Texas!
|McKenzie||Sigle||Staff Engagement Specialist|
|Michelle||Renfrow||Arts & Crafts Director||Michelle is returning for yet another summer of fun in the art room! Its hard to believe its been 9 years as a full summer staff member.
Michelle lives in the Land of Sugar just outside of Houston, Texas. A parent of one wonderfully amazing 15 year old she is proud to watch him play baseball just about every day and be driven to any and all NFTY/BBYO events in the area.
Michelle is the Youth Engagement Director at Houtson Congregation for Reform Judaism. Her 18 years of experience as a NFTY advisor lends a hand to her creative and ingenious programming on site and off. She loves being with her teens and they seem to like hanging out with her too.
During the year, Michelle is the school counselor at a private school. As a LPC, her background in art and play therapy richly enhances her ability to meet the students where they are. Although her work is challenging at times, she finds it greatly rewarding and she looks forward to going to work every day.
On TOP of all of this, Michelle is an artist. After Harvey, she reqired her garage to fit a glass/ceramic kiln. She teaches glass fusing, dirty pour, jewelery making and much much more! You can check out her mad skills at www.michellerenfrow.com
|Mika||Meiry||Kibbutz Counselor||Mika Meiry
finished her IDF service this March as an officer in the education and youth corp. Before the army, she worked with kids and teenagers for many years (from kindergardeners to youth movements), and she plans to continue with the education field in her future. Mika will be coming to camp this summer as
part of the Mishlachat as a general counselor. She is very excited to come for the first time, to contribute to the camp community with her past experiences, teach about Israel and have fun!
|Morgan||Ducar||Counselor||Morgan Ducar is a sophomore at the University of North Texas and is majoring in Religious Studies. Along with holding the the Engagement Vice President position in her Hillel chapter, as well as being involved with many student organizations around UNT, Morgan is currently a 1st grade Sunday School teacher for Congregation Kol Ami in Flower Mound, Texas. In her free time, Morgan loves to play the guitar and ukulele, hang out with friends, and show off her gigantic collection of crazy socks! Some of Morgan's favorite things to do at GFC over the summer include: Song Session, Shabbat and Havdallah, the Diamond Course, and the lake. This is Morgan's 2nd summer on staff, and 5th summer at GFC!|
|Morgan||Nurenberg||Sci-Tech Counselor||Morgan Nurenberg graduated from L.C. Anderson High School in 2019 and will be attending The University of Texas at Austin in the fall with a planned major of communications. In high school she participated for 4 years on the women's basketball team which she lettered in for 2 years and was a senior captain this past season. She was also a member of the National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta club. Morgan enjoys spending time with her friends and family and attending as many high school, college, and professional sporty events as she can. This summer will be her 8th summer at camp and her 1st summer on staff! Morgan is very excited to be spending her summer at GFC and can not wait for all the new experiences and stories she will create this summer!|
|Nadav||Vieder||Fitness Counselor||Nadav Vieder is 22 years old from Herzliya, Israel. He graduated from high school with honors in 2015, and right away recruited to the special forces of the IDF, serving in 'Duvdevan' unit. After 3 years of challenging service, he went to Gym Trainer course in Wingate institute, and that's also gonna be his role in the camp, being a fitness counselor. He came to the camp after travelling around Southeast Asia for 4 months, where he met a lot of new people from all over the world, which made him realize he wants to come to the camp and meet many more people from a different culture. He can't wait to start the summer and sure it's going to be a once in a lifetime experience for all!|
|Noam||Keinan||Assistant Unit Head|
|Noble||Cohen||Counselor||Noble is studying marine biology at Texas A&M in Galveston. Noble has been going to camp since his Bonim year and has never skipped a year at camp, this is his second year as a counselor! Nobles favorite sport is Fishing, but he also likes Soccer and Taekwondo.
Noble has received a silver volunteer award from volunteering at camp as an Avo. But most importantly, Noble is excited about how much fun he will have this summer at camp!
|Noga||Tzur||Biking Counselor||Noga is from northen Israel. She loves sports, music, and art even dancing although she doesnt think she is very good at it! She is so exited to come to camp and meet everyone!|
|Noi||Laufer Israeli||Dance Counselor||Noi is so excited to be at camp this summer as a Dance counselor! She can't wait to dance with you all to Israeli songs. She is looking forward to having so much fun this summer!!|
|Omer||Shaprut||Tzofim Counselor||Omer Shaprut is going to be a counselor and a Tzofim (Scouts) Specialist in camp this summer.
He really like sports (especially basketball - a Spurs fan, swimming, etc.), going to the scouts and spending time with my friends and family.
This is going to be his first camp experience and is really excited and looking forward to meeting everyone in Greene Family Camp this Summer.
|Ondria||Gadd||Camp Library Director||Ondria Gadd, our library director, graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1995. She is a secondary English and reading teacher with over 20 years experience working with kids. She loves spending time with her husband Graham (STEAM Director) and children- Evyn (On Kibbutz) and twins, Rachael and Micah, (Melachim campers) This will be Ondria's fourth summer at GFC, and she would like to encourage you to consider allowing your kiddos to donate the books they bring to camp to our growing library for other boys and girls to enjoy.|
|Or||Lavie||Avodah Counselor||Or Lavie is 22 years old from Avigdor, Israel. She graduated high school in 2015 and was recruited to the IDF as a guide in the artillery force. After Or was realesed from the army, she came to camp for her 1st time as a cooking counselor and will be returning this summer as an Avodah counselor.
Or likes to cook and work out in her free time. She is very excited for her second summer at GFC.
|Or||Schreiber||Avodah Counselor||Or Schreiber lives in Kiriat Ono, Israel. This summer going to be his second at GFC! Last year he was a lifegurd, tennis instructor , bonim shorhasim and melahim counselor. This year he is going to be an Avodah counselor. Last year he finished his army sevies in the Israeli navy and next year he plannig to start study in university. Or enjoys sports, music, politics, travel and food!|
|Payton||Concklin||General Sports Counselor|
|Rachel||Berkowitz||Counselor||Rachel Berkowitz graduated from Plano West Senior High School in 2019 and will attend Emory University in the fall. When she wasn't in school, she spent the year coaching a competitive gymnastics team at the JCC, being very involved in BBYO and serving on the Regional Board, and mentoring at Elementary schools! Rachel enjoys spending time with friends and family, being involved in Jewish life, and being outdoors. She is so excited to come back to camp after 8 years of being a camper for her first year as a counselor, and she knows it will be a great summer!|
|Rebecca||Wenn||Counselor - Camp Kattan||Becky is one of the many international staff members, travelling all the way from England. Becky is very excited to be returning to camp for her second summer as a Camp Kattan counselor! She has been spending the last 9 months working hard to save up to come back to GFC this summer, in a local ice rink and a bowling alley. In her spare time, Becky loves to hang out with friends and she also loves to travel and explore new places. She is looking forward to working with the other staff again and to meet all the new staff that will be hired this year, as well as helping her campers to have the best summer ever!|
|Robin||Kohnhorst||Cooking Counselor||Robin Kohnhorst graduated from Texas A&M University in May of 2019, and in the fall, she will be attending Sam Houston State University for graduate school. This is her fourth summer at camp and third summer on staff. She is very excited to be a cooking specialist and cornerstone fellow this summer! Robin loves camp because every day here is special. She can't wait to help her campers have a super special experience this summer!|
|Rotem||Cohen||Waterfront Counselor||Rotem Cohen served in the IDF for the last three years. Working with children was always her passion and she is so excited to be a part of the GFC staff this year.
In Israel, she was in the Israeli scouts, and she loves swimming, surfing and scuba diving.
|Roy||Zur||Counselor||Roy is from Ramat Gan, Israel.
He cannot wait for the summer to come and meet all the people in Texas! His passion is music and he hopes that he can create new relasionships between the people at camp with the help of music.
He is looking forward to a great summer!
|Ryan||Hance||Program Director||Ryan Hance has been at Greene Family Camp since 2004 and as a veteran staff member this year, he will be our wonderful Program Director! When he is not breeding enthusiasm at camp and bringing peace of mind to his fellow staff members, he spends his time herding cattle and coaching artists. Confusing, we know. Ryan is always happy to talk about his life outside of camp, so next time you are around, ask him what is going on before he heads off to get his Masters of Arts in Creative Business Leadership.|
|Sarah||Avner||Summer Education Director|
|Sarah||Levine||Theater/Drama Counselor||Sarah Levine is from Houston Texas and just finished her first year at Muhlenberg College where she is double majoring in Theatre and Business. When she is not occupied by rehearsals, Sarah enjoys spending time with friends, reading, listening to music, and playing ultimate frisbee. She was a camper for five years, and although it has been awhile she excited to return to camp and make some new memories.|
|Shahar||Luria||Counselor||Shahar got out of the army two months ago.
since then she started working at a small market near her house, she enjoys the company of the other workers. a few of her hobbies are doing yoga, making and fixing things using her sewing machine. Shahar enjoys spending time with her friends out of the house and some times she likes to travel and likes going to springs in her area. She is very exited to go to camp, and to be a counselor. This is Shahar's 1st summer at GFC and she can't wait!
|Shaked||Akrish||Media/Video Counselor||Shaked Akrish had a great last summer at camp as a counselor in Kohanim, so he decided to come back for another summer. He will be a Media/Video Counselor. He really likes hiking, enjoys the outdoors, going to the beach, and hanging out with his friends. Shaked is looking forward for another amazing summer at GFC and opportunity to create creative content!|
|Shaked||Roi||Cooking Counselor||Shaked is from a city named Yokqneam i'llit, Israel. He served in the army for 3 years as a combat jet (F-16) simulator instructor, and since his release from the army, he has worked in a comany named Elbit systems. He likes to hike and travel in other countries around the world. Shaked's favorive thing in the world is to read books. This is his first time at GFC and he is so excited about it!|
|Shani||Blustein||Waterfront Counselor||Shani Blustein is 21 years old and lives in kibutz Yakum at the center of Israel. As a kid, she attendws the youth movement 'ha'shomer ha'tzair'. She served in the Israeli Navy, as a commander in a military school for at-risk youth. This is Shani's first time in the US and her first summer at GFC!! She will be a lifeguard and swim instructor. She is so excited and can't wait to see the camp and meet her campers!|
|Shannon||Mullarkey||Counselor - Camp Kattan|
|Sydney||Berenzweig||Arts & Crafts Counselor||Sydney is currently going to Sam Houston State University to become a teacher (certified in 4-8 grade CORE and Special Education EC-12)! This is her second year working here at camp as a staff member but she is a third generation GFCer! She is super excited to be not only a bunk counselor but an art specialist! If the name sounds familiar to you it's probably because you have seen her and one of her best friends Morgan leading the dancing at our year-round events. She is extremely excited to see everyone this summer!|
|Talia||Inbar||Unit Head||Talia is graduating from Tufts University this year. In school, she majored in Peace and Justice Studies as well as Middle Eastern Studies and studied Hebrew and Arabic. Next year, she will be a counselor for a gap year program in Tel Aviv, Israel. Talia enjoys spending time outside, reading, learning, and dancing. She can't wait to come back to camp this summer as the Kibbutz Unit Head.|
|Tamar||Shalet||Challenge Course Counselor||Tamar Shalet graduated High school in 2016 and will be a Challenge Course Counselor. He was a madricha for 4 years in a youth movment in Israel called Hanoar Haoved Vehalomed. He enjoys spending time with friends and family, and enjoys all sports. He is very excited for the summer to get to know the kids and face new challenges. This is his first time in the U.S and first year as a counselor and ropes instructor.|
|Timothy||Butler||Challenge Course Specialist|
|Victoria||Tacker||Counselor - Camp Kattan||Victoria Tacker attends Stephen F. Austin, majoring in Kinesiology. After college, she plans on going to graduate school to earn her Masters in Occupational Therapy. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys hosting special needs dances for her community back home. Victoria loves playing any type of sports, baking, and also cooking. This will be her first time working at GFC in the summer and she cannot wait to be back at camp!|
|Wells||Goetzmann||Arts & Crafts Counselor|
|Yuval||Frank||Challenge Course Counselor||Yuval Frank graduated in 2013 from the high-school in Tel-Aviv with a major in Biology. He served for 3 years in the IDF as a part of aviation course, paratroopers recon special forces and intelligence unit. He enjoys music, travelling, animals, the beach, dancing and sports of any kind, especially extreme & contact sports such as martial arts. He owns a black belt in Judo, which he practiced for 20 years, and now as a competitive athlete. He is also a certified master at Judo. He play the guitar and majored dancing in random parties across the globe. He mastered F-U-N in 10 different languages and barbecued over 100 types of boredom until they were, WELL.... DONE!!!
This is Yuval's first summer at camp, as ropes specialist and he is very excited! He traveled around South-America for 9 months, gathered lots of memories & experiences, and he is looking forward to his summer as a counselor at camp!
|Ziv||Ben Moshe||Archery Counselor||Ziv Ben Moshe was born in Jerusalem' Israel in 1997 and graduated from Pisgat Ze'ev Highscholl in Jerusalem, Israel in 2015. He studied Biochemistry, Biology, French and History as majors. Ziv served with an armored unit in the IDF.
Ziv has been practicing classical Archery since the age of 14 and currently works on instructing youngsters. This summer is Ziv's first summer in Texas and he's extremely excited to go and have the time of his life!
|Zoe||Makler||Counselor||Zoe Makler is from Dallas, Texas and has been attending GFC since 2008. This will be her 10th summer at camp and first year on staff. She will be graduating from Plano West Senior High School in June and will be attending New York University in the fall. At NYU, Zoe will be a part of the women's basketball team and will be studying sociology. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, playing sports, and making jewelry and other crafts. Zoe is super excited for this summer and can't wait for the amazing memories and experiences that are to come!|
|Zoey||Weinstein||Counselor||Zoey Weinstein is from Houston, Texas and this will be her 7th summer on camp! This past year she served as the Religious and Cultural Vice President of NFTY-TOR! Zoey loves to play guitar and do musical theatre! Her favorite place on camp is the beit knesset and her favorite camp meal is mac and cheese! Camp is Zoey's second home and she is excited to share the magic of camp with future generations of campers!|