Gan Yisroel-Parksville Announces Head Staff

The Head Staff of Camp Gan Yisroel in Parksville, NY, are working vigorously to ensure that the campers, counselors, and all staff members experience the most exciting and thrilling summer.  As this year marks the beginning of the 60th anniversary of the camp, the staff is determined to improve and enhance all the activities and day to day affairs of the camp.

Recently, the head staff met with the Executive Director, Rabbi Avrohom Shemtov, who shared words of inspiration and motivation as he expanded on the Rebbe’s ideals in creating Camp Gan Yisroel.  Rabbi Shemtov imparted and shared with staff the Rebbe’s vision for a Camp that not only effects positive changes in the children during the summer, but has a lasting impact throughout the year.  Hence, it was determined that the focus of Summer 5775 will be promoting and permeating a positive environment throughout the camp that will certainly influence and affect every staff member and camper within the camp.

Camp Director Rabbi Yossi Futerfas and returning Head Counselor Rabbi Nachman Dov Wichnin joined the meeting as well to provide valuable input on past experiences and future program planning.

“Gan Yisroel Elite”, a Davening Program, the very successful “Kluger” competition, Mishnayos Baal Peh Contest,  Chitas Club, and the new innovative “Chasidus Club” are some of the ideas and concepts that are currently being worked on to ensure that the 60th year, Shnas Hashishim, will be more exciting, sensational, and thrilling, than ever.

Camp Staff 5775

Rabbi Avrohom Shemtov – Executive Director of Camp Gan Yisroel
Rabbi Yossi Futerfas – Camp Director

Head Counselors:
Rabbi Nachman Dov Wichnin – Brooklyn, NY
Mendy Cohen-Montreal, N.Y
Chaim Junik-Crown Heights
Berel Slavatiki-Antwerp, Belgium

N.O.D. Head:
Zalmy Goldberg-Crown Heights

Learning Directors:
Eli Nochum Block- San Antonio, Texas
Chaim Eilenberg-Crown Heights

Bar Mitzvah Division Heads:
Moshe Denburg-Coral Springs, Florida
Yisroel Yarmak-Crown Heights