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Senior Staff

Alan Silverman – Camp DirectorAlan Silverman

Alan Silverman has been the camp director for over 30 years. He has degrees in Education and Science Education and was the assistant principal at SAR Academy in Riverdale before making Aliyah. Alan was also the Educational Director of Bnei Akiva of North America and has taught math and science. Alan and his wife, Rachel, live in Alon Shvut and have five children.

Chaim Livne – Assistant Camp DirectorChaim Livneh

Chaim Livneh has been an assistant director at Moshava for over 15 years. He has degrees in Economics and Jewish Education and was the Executive Director of the Orot Etzion School System in Gush Etzion, Israel. Chaim has seven children and lives in Beit Yatir. Chaim grew up in Bnei Akiva and has experienced Moshava as a camper, a counselor, a Rosh Eidah and a Rosh Moshava.

Channah Spiegelman – Rosh Moshava Channah Spiegelman

Channah Spiegelman has been the Rosh Moshava for over 15 years. Channah has degrees in Judaic Studies and in Guidance Counseling. She has held many roles in Bnei Akiva and at Camp Moshava. Channah works as a guidance counselor at Yeshiva Ner Tamid in Hashmonaim, Israel. Channah has six children and she and her husband Ushi, live in Hashmonaim.

Channah was honored at the Bnei Akiva and Camp Moshava Yom Yerushalayim dinner in 2011.

Ezra Starr – Sgan (Assistant) Rosh MoshavaEzra Starr

Rav Ezra Starr is Sgan Rosh Moshava for Eidot Hey and Aleph. He teaches in English at two Elementary schools in the Gush Etzion area. Ezra earned a BA in History at Yeshiva University, an MA in Special Education at Hunter College, and received Semicha at RIETS. Ezra served as Rav Bet Sefer and taught at Melvin J Berman Hebrew Academy in Silver Spring, while also serving as Rabbinic Assistant at The Kemp Mill Synagogue and as Mashgiach Ruchani at Midreshet Moriah in Yerushalayim. Ezra made Aliyah and lives with his family in Efrat.

Joe Goldfarb – Sgan Rosh MoshavaJoe Goldfarb

Joe Goldfarb is Sgan Rosh Moshava for Eidot Bet and Daled. Joe has a PHD in School and Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University and is the Director of National Programs and Summer Programs for YACHAD – The National Jewish Council for Disabilities. Joe grew up in Camp Moshava as a camper, counselor, division head and now Sgan Rosh Moshava. Joe is married to Yafit (who is a member of the educational staff at Moshava) and they and their children live in Efrat.

Jake Vidomlansky – Sgan Rosh MoshavaJake Vidomlansky

Rav Jake Vidomlanski has been in a Moshava every summer since 1986 and is currently the Sgan Rosh Moshava for Eidah Gimmel and Machal. Jake has a degree in Jewish Studies from Yeshiva University and received Smicha from RIETS. In the past, Jake was Rosh TVI and coordinated a variety of programs on Mach Hach Ba’ Aretz. Jake lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh with his wife, Barbara (also a former camper at Moshava) and their children. Jake coordinates and teaches at Yeshivat Lev Ha Torah a post-high school Israel program.

Zev Hait – Sgan Rosh MoshavaZev Hait

Zev is a Sgan Rosh Moshava focused on camp-wide programs. Zev grew up with Bnei Akiva, going to Moshava IO as a chanich, madrich, and Rosh Eidah. Prior to returning to Moshava IO Zev served as the director of operations and subsequently the Rosh Moshava at Camp Moshava California. Zev is currently pursuing Semicha at Yeshiva University as a Wexner Graduate Fellow (Davidson Scholar).

Nesanel Fishman – Sgan Rosh MoshavaNesanel Fishman

Nesanel is the “Sgan Rosh Moshava- Rallash” for Camp Moshava. He teaches English at Pelech Banim in Jerusalem and coordinates the tiyulim in his position as Head of Informal education at Yerushalayim Torah Academy. During the year, Nesanel also directs the recruitment and programming for the Moshava staff that are in Israel. Nesanelearned a BA in Psychology from Yeshiva University, a Masters in Jewish Education for the Azrieli Graduate school of Jewish Education and Administration and earned Semicha from RIETS. He also served in the Israeli army, the Tzavah, upon making aliyah. Nesanel is blessed to be living in Jerusalem.

Yarone Tokayer – Rosh AnafimYarone Tokayer

Yarone grew up in Moshava and has spent over 20 summers at camp. He teaches physics and Jewish philosophy at SAR High School and is completing his M.A. in the philosophy of physics at Columbia University. Yarone has also worked as a division head at Moshava Wild Rose, as an advisor on the Szarvas Summer Fellowships, and is one of the founders of BAbayit, a Bnei Akiva community on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Yarone is the Rosh Anafim together with Cheryl Smerling.


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