Professional Staff

David Weiss, Executive Director

David joined Camp Galil in the Fall of 2014. Prior to that, he served as the Associate Director of Camp Judaea in North Carolina, and was previously a madrich, Rosh Sport, and the Program Director.

While new to Habonim Dror, David did grow up in Young Judaea, a Zionist youth movement, where he discovered his love and passion for Israel. David earned his graduate degree and undergraduate degrees at Florida State University. While at Florida State, David was the Director of the Jewish Student Union and Vice President of the Hillel.

David is a graduate of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation's JCamp180 GIFT program. He has served as a Liaison with the Foundation for Jewish Camp's Launchpad and Cornerstone Fellowships. David also volunteers with the American Camp Association as a Visitor for the camp accreditation process.

 

Molly Wernick, Assistant Director of Community Engagement

In Fall 2017 Molly returned home to Camp Galil but now on the professional team. Her 14 summers at Galil were as foundational in her growth as they were inspirational for her future. Molly is a member of the Madatz 2005/Workshop 56 kvutzah (group) and served as Co-Rosh Machaneh Galil (Camp Director) in 2011. She joins us from the Jewish Federation of North America's Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence as the Manager of Talent Development. Molly has previously worked with Tribe 12, doing millennial engagement programming in the Philadelphia Jewish community. Molly has delivered numerous speeches about the impact that Camp Galil and Jewish camping has had on her life. Her marque keynote, My 10,000 Hours at Camp, was published in the Jewish Education Project's textbook, Experience & Jewish Education, in 2014. 

Molly holds a MA in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a BA in Speech Communication and Women's Studies from Ithaca College. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, Andrew Davies. 

For questios about camper recruitment, alumni engagement and getting everyone excited for camp, email [email protected] and at 215-832-0677.

 

Mor Kanari, Shlicha (Israel Fellow)

Mor comes to Camp Galil from our sister movement in Israel, HaNoar HaOved VeHalomed. For the past 10 years, Mor has been leading a non-profit in Israel, Hameorer - Center for Informal and Multidisciplinary Education where she was responsible for the high school and junior high programs. Mor is also a tour guide for HaNoar HaOved's trips to Poland where the movement members study the Holocaust. Prior to that, she served as a teacher-soldier in the Israeli Defense Force. Mor was born and raised in Kibbutz Netzer Sereni. She holds a B.Ed in informal education and geography from Bet Berl College. She lived in Kibbutz Ravid in the Galil and is now in Philadelphia.

Mor will be working with the Galil Eizor, and the kenim in Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York. She is looking forward to her first summer at machaneh (camp). She can be reached at [email protected] and at 215-380-2245.

 

Jeff Smyth, Facilities Manager
 
Jeff is a full-time employee and lives on the property. Although new to the Galil family, Jeff brings with him twenty five years of camp experience. He was previously the Property Manager of a premiere day camp located in Lower Bucks County for twelve years then spent the past thirteen years as the Executive Director of that same camp. Along with participating in numerous American Camp Association training programs, Jeff is a Certified Pool Manager, Certified Pesticide Applicator and Certified Food Safety Handler. A Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader for twelve years, Pop Warner Football and Little League Baseball certified coach for eight years, Jeff has worked with children and young adults for much of his adult life.