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Meet Our Loving Camp Counselors 

Our Staff

Our Staff

A Word From Our Camp Gan Israel Directors 

Hey there, Indy!

Our names are Mendy and Mushka Grossbaum, and we are coming to you all the way from Los Angeles, California to spend summer 2023 at CGI Indianapolis! 

Collectively, we have spent something like twelve summers working in and directing Camp Gan Israels around the world. This includes summers spent in places like Offenbach - Germany, Melbourne - Australia, and Toronto - Canada, and we are thrilled to be able to bring that experience to CGI Indy.

We are so excited to greet you all, and we are looking forward to a wonderful summer—meeting new friends, experiencing some amazing trips, and having loads of fun—all in a warm Jewish environment.

Mendy and Mushka Grossbaum


Mini Gan Izzy 

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A Word from our Mini Gan Izzy Director


Hi everyone!

I’m Chana Grossbaum :)

I’m originally from London, England and moved to Indy a couple of months ago with my husband Dovid and daughter Chai. We are absolutely loving the Hoosier friendliness and warmth!

I’m so excited to be the director of the preschool division at Camp Gan Izzy!!
I have quite a bit of experience teaching preschool aged children from my years back in New York. I’ve also worked in different camps around the world for the past few summers and have thoroughly enjoyed each unique experience. 


I love working with children, experimenting in the kitchen and dancing!

Can’t wait for an awesome summer! 
Looking forward to making wonderful memories together :)

Chana Grossbaum


Mini Gan Izzy Teacher - Michaela Kushner

Hello!  My name is Michaela Kushner.  I moved to Indianapolis this past summer from Phoenix, Arizona where I was born.  I moved with my parents and 11 year old daughter, Maliyah, who is in 6th grade at Hasten Hebrew Academy.  I am an assistant teacher in the Katon class at Giving Tree Early Learning and I'm working with the toddlers.  I ran an at home day care back in Phoenix and love working with children.  I’m excited meet you all and have an amazing summer!

Michaela Kushner

Meet Our Loving Camp Counselors 

Camp Gan Israel

Hi! My name is Hadas Goodman and I come from Brooklyn, NY. 
Im the oldest of four kids. 
Both my parents are Israeli so I grew up speaking Hebrew in our home. 
I enjoy visiting new places and doing trying new things. I love hanging out with kids and giving them a fun time! Can't wait to meet you all :)

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Hi, my name is Faigy Marvin, I am 17 years old, and live in Florida. I love music, going on hikes, and chilling at the beach. I am so excited to work in CGI this summer and have an amazing time!

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Hi, my name is Hinda Sandman. I’m 17 years old. I’m from Miami, Florida and I go to Beis Chana High school. I have three siblings and I do the kids group every Shabbos in my shul. I love sports, hiking and swimming. I’m looking forward to an amazing summer!

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Hi! My name is Ahuva Leiter. I moved to Israel from NY when I was 7. I am the youngest of 8 kids. I love to play soccer, travel and try new things. I am very crafty. I'm looking forward to meeting you all and having a fun filled summer together!

Additional counselors' info coming soon!!

Camp Dates 2023

Week 1: July 3-7 (No camp July 4)
Week 2: July 10-14
Week 3: July 17-21
Week 4: July 24-28
Week 5: July 31-August 3
(Last day of camp Thursday, August 3)

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