The Galil Camp Committee
Lia BenYishay joined Habonim Dror in 2008 when her mom forced her to go to sleep away camp, she had no idea what she was getting herself into. She continued to go to machaneh, went on Workshop 62, and has been on tzevet for three years. She's a madricha in the ken and is on the board's marketing committee. Now she's studying nursing with Penn State and is very excited to be on the camp committee.
Jeff Cohen began attending Habonim Dror Camp Galil in 1993 in Sayarim and didn't stop until he became Technical Director in 2004. In between, he was a member of Madatz 1998, Workshop 49, and a madrich to chanichim of all ages. He was a previous Camp Committee member until moving away in 2005, and is now a returning member having earned a law degree and having become a member of the bar. Jeff is an attorney who practices law in Philadelphia.
Anya Friedman Hutter has been at Galil since Amelim 2004! Currently a madricha, she is passionate about education and youth empowerment. She spent the year 2012-2013 on Workshop 62. She now lives in a bayit with two other Habonim Dror madrichim in West Philly and works in Eizor Galil. She is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, studying Sociology and Urban Education.
Shana Hart grew up in Wilmington Delaware in a conservative family and attended a traditional shul (AKSE). She spent four summers at Ramah over night camp and a summer in Israel with them her Junior year in high school. She still remains close with some of her camp friends and has fond memories of camp. When her son Isaac suggested overnight camp to her at the end of third grade, it was already too late for that summer. They attended an open house that summer and he was hooked with just one visit! He laid down in the middle of the field and didn't want to move. She knew at that moment he had found a home within Galil. Isaac has spend three summers now at Galil and every summer gets even better. He has more friends from camp that he see throughout the year at the Ken events and can't wait for the next one to happen. He loves to come up to camp for spring and fall seminars and help out with the open houses. He can't get enough time at Galil. Shana always says, :a happy, smiling, dirty and tired kid at the end of the summer (when I pick him up) is one happy boy!!" Shana works at University of Pennsylvania.
Arielle Wernick began attending Galil as a member of Chotrim '98. She loved camp so much that she continued as a camper and counselor for a total of 12 years. Arielle also participated in Workshop 55 before attending Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. Arielle has been on the Camp Committee for three years and is currently on the Alumni and Governance committees. Arielle works as a small business consultant and New York Life agent.
Segev Yarden has been a part of the Galil community since his Sayarim summer in 2007. He has since taken part in MBI 2011, Madatz 2012 and three years on tzevet. He spent the 2013-2014 school year in Jerusalem as a member on Kivunim: New Directions, a yearlong international travel program, focused on the study of Middle East cultures and global Jewish history. He is now in his junior at Temple University, majoring in Global Studies with a minor in Arabic.
Barak Zimmerman started attending Camp Galil in the summer of 1984 and finished with KM Bet 1988. His first year as madriach was in 1990. He participated in Workshop 40 and was Rosh Mitbauch Summers 1996, 1997 and 1998. Barak was Hatzron summer of 98 and through till summer 1999. He has worked with Lou Doorhammer, Ron, Buzz, & Rich. He is currently the President at a small regional public information research and research management company.