Meet the Lavi family
Cheryl has been in Camp Lavi since 1988! She was a camper and counselor and then returned as a Division Head of Upper Gurim (5th grade girls). Cheryl hails from Woodmere, NY (originally from Monsey, NY). She works full time as a Speech Language Pathologist in Oceanside High School (for the past 17 years). Cheryl cares for students with varying language disabilities from life skills students to higher functioning college bound students. She loves her job and takes pride in her responsibilities. Cheryl is a proud mother of two amazing boys ages 15 (Darren) and 10 (Alex) who treasure their summers in Lavi! Cheryl’s husband, Josh, can’t wait to hang with his own family and the Lavi family every weekend! Cheryl has many years of experience as counselor and head counselor prior to working in Lavi. Cheryl has been diligent in creating an environment at camp in which young girls will thrive as confident and independent young women.
Yoel was born and raised in Jerusalem, and served as a commander in the IDF, following his post-high school Hesder studies. He then studied at Herzog College for his teaching degree. In 2012, Yoel brought Yachad to Israel and currently serves as the Executive Director of "Yachad Israel". Yoel has been a part of Camp Lavi since 2006 as a counselor and has been working as a Division Head for the past 9 years. In addition, he is responsible for the hiring of our Israeli Mishlachat each summer. Yoel has always had a tremendous relationship with his campers and counselors, and we know that his energy, enthusiasm, and kind nature will continue as Head of Boys Campus.