Camp Directors

James Williams

James Williams is a passionate Jewish Educator currently living in Efrat, Israel. Born and raised in Birmingham, United Kingdom, his passion for educating began early on and it has stayed with him ever since. James was involved in Snif in Birmingham as Chanich, Madriach & Rosh. James continued his involvement with Bnei Akiva working on […]

Yael Battash

Yael Battash is originally from Panama City, Panama. Yael has worked with young children as well as middle school and high school students in the past in a variety of roles since she was 16. Most recently, she served as a Youth Leader at Lower Merion Synagogue creating and running Shabbat programming for children ages […]

Rabbi Josh Freidman

Rabbi Josh Friedman earned his Bachelor of Science from Yeshiva University, where he received both the Fleishaker Award for Excellence in Talmud and the YU Scholarship Wolf Campus Award. In 2014, Rabbi Friedman also earned an M.A. in Jewish Education from Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education & Administration. Rabbi Friedman has coached basketball at […]

Rabbi Jonny Gordon

Rabbi Gordon received a B.A. in Jewish History from Yeshiva University, a M.A. in Talmud from Bar Ilan University, and semicha from Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Before joining Kohelet in 2013, Rabbi Gordon lived in Israel, teaching Tanach, Gemara and Halacha at Yeshivat HaKotel and Midreshet Devora, while studying toward a B.Ed […]

Zahava Bauer

Zahava Bauer will be one of your lucky Roshei Chinuch this summer! While she spends the year teaching middle school students at CTA, her favorite kids are her two little boys, Yair and Shalev. Zahava enjoys learning Torah, teaching Torah, reading, hiking, biking, roasting marshmallows… really anything campy! She can’t wait for an awesome summer […]

Gavriel Chasky

Gavriel Chasky has lived in Lower Merion for his entire life, he regularly attended LMS and went to school in TA and Kohelet. He is now currently studying in Yeshivat Hakotel in the old city. Gavriel was a Madrich in Bnei Akiva for 3 years and Rosh Sniff for 1. Gavriel loves teaching but really […]

Barbara Sasson

Barbara Sasson is going to be Rosh Rikkud for part of the summer. She will be an upcoming junior and has taken dance classes for a couple years and loves to dance. She is a Bnei Akiva madricha and enjoys dancing, reading, playing sports and anything active.

Roni Crammer

Roni Crammer is an upcoming junior who learned in Kohelet yeshiva high school for the first 2 years of high-school. She will be moving to Israel, Modiin, during the summer. Before she leaves, she will be working at camp Moshave Bair to enjoy the summer and make sure the chanichim enjoy it too. She will […]

Basya Goldstein

Basya Goldstein graduated from Lower Merion High School and is currently taking a gap year at the Israel Experience at Bar Ilan University. She plans to make Aliyah in the upcoming year and will volunteer in Sherut Leumi. Basya plans to attend university as a psychology major in the years following her national service. Last […]

Emuna Dagan

Emuna Dagan was born in Israel. She moved to Lower Merion with her husband and four children. In Israel, she worked as a Speech Therapist at Alyn Rehabilitation Hospital and at a special needs kindergarten in Jerusalem. She previously worked as an elementary school teacher and as a kindergarten principal. As part of her Sherut […]