Israeli Shlichim (Emissaries)
Our JCC Summer Camps team includes staff from Israel, known as shlichim (emissaries). These young and talented individuals have been selected because of their experience, leadership qualities, and will be here for the summer, serving our camp and community. They are working with our staff, children and community to bring Israel a little closer to us all.
Inbar Gueta: Dance Specialist:
Inbar is a friendly, independent and responsible person who blends easily in new places, she loves people and children.
"I am happy to work in a North American Jewish Camp because I like working with people, especially children. I believe that due to my experience as a former officer in the army and a scouts instructor, I have a lot to contribute and share with the children in the camp as well as Israeli culture and heritage. In addition I believe this experience will contribute to me as much or even more than I will contribute to the camp. I am a positive person who tries to see the potential lemonade in the sour lemons. My hobbies are dancing, reading books and working out; and i also love listening to music and going to the beach. I was an instructor in the scouts movement for two years and served as an instruction and training officer in the communication corps of the Israeli army."
Nofar Basel: General Counselor:
For Nofar, working in a North American Jewish Camp is more a calling than a job.
"I want to teach Jewish children about the Israeli culture and legacy. I live in Israel in a small town called Yavne. I served for a year and a half in the IDF and was responsible for the education unit of paratroopers. One of the reasons I love my job is the IDF is the only army that the education is like the values ?of the warrior soldier and tutorials on various subjects such as Zionism, geography, etc.. I really enjoy my service. Plus I live in a family of six persons, I have three older brothers. My hobbies are cooking, traveling the country and abroad, reading books, spending time with friends and family."
Your family can host one of these individuals for several weeks. If you are interested in opening up your home for an unforgettable connection to Israel, please be in touch with the camp office.
Questons? Contact Louis Lasko, (413) 739-4715, or come in and register at the JCC front desk.
Download the JCC Summer Camps brochure here...