Camp Lavi, the place to be!

Camp Lavi, the place to be!

The ultimate summer camp in a
 Torah Environment! 

Meet the Lavi Family

These are the people who make Camp Lavi your Summer Home

Rabbi Natan Schwartz

Assistant Director & Rabbinic Director
Natan grew up in Cleveland and thanks to his basketball skills, made a name for himself early on.  After he received a Masters in Social Work he made Aliyah and earned his Smicha. Upon the completion of service in the IDF, Natan joined Yeshiva Netiv Aryeh in Yerushalayim where he runs among other things, staff, administration, guidance, and recruitment. Natan is no stranger to Camp Lavi as he was teen Division head for 6 years. Natan lives in Efrat with his wife Danielle and their 4 children.

Alan Berger

Head of Operations
Alan is owner and operator of Grand Getaways, a 1,200 person Passover program in Orlando, Florida.  Alan is a long time Camp Lavi family member and employee working as an athletics director back in the 90's and finally returning as Assistant Director in 2010. Throughout the winter months Alan is responsible for hiring our South Florida staff members and acting as our liaison in The Sunshine State. Alan lives in Hollywood, FL with his wife Aliza and their five children.

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Our Team

The People Make Lavi your Summer Home

Cheryl Ernst

Head of Girls Campus

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 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.

Zeva Epstein Adelsberg

Teens Director
 Zeva returns to Camp Lavi as head of teen girls.  Growing up in Englewood, N.J. Zeva spent 10 summers at Lavi both as a camper and later as a staff member.  She always dreamed of returning to Camp Lavi and with her comes her amazing Ruach and talents to Zimriyah, Color War, Shabbos Z'mirot and sports fields camp wide.  Zeva teaches in The Moriah School but is counting down the days to Camp Lavi 2019.  

Fun facts - Zeva met her husband Noah at Camp Lavi and the two of them live in Manhattan.      

Rabbi Gotch Yudin

Head of Boys Campus

Rabbi Yudin has been involved in camp in one way or another for most of his life. In addition to Camp Morasha, he has held positions at Camp Lavi, Camp Tagola, Camp Hillel, Camp Mesorah, and the NCSY TJJ Program. For many years, he has spent both the school year and his summers instilling students and campers with a love of Torah and a love of Israel. A true “camp person,” he knows that camp is a home away from home and a place where children can have fun, engage in sports, form bonds, grow and become more closely connected to their Jewish values.

Rabbi Yudin and his family made aliyah 12 years ago. He and his wife, Ruthie, live in Beit Shemesh. They have six lovely children and three beautiful granddaughters. We are so excited for Rabbi Yudin to bring his dynamic personality, energetic spirit and sense of humor to camp.