A Word From Our Camp Gan Israel Directors
Our names are Aliza Friedman and Chayale Pinson and we will be joining y'all from the south - Atlanta GA! We are excited to be bringing years of experience directing Camp Gan Israels around the world including Dublin, Helsinki and most recently Swampscott MA.
We both attended the Hasten Hebrew Academy for many years and are looking forward to reconnecting with the Indianapolis community. We are excited to meet the wonderful families that make Indy such a special place.
We look forward to an exciting and inspirational summer of happiness, Judaism and lots of FUN!
Aliza Friedman and Chayale Pinson
Mini Gan Izzy
A Word from our Mini Gan Izzy Director
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 :)
Mini Gan Izzy Teacher - Ms. Ellie Hersh
Hello everyone. My name is Ellie Hersh and this is my first summer working at Mini Gan Izzy. I love working with children and watching them grow and learn.
I am just finishing my second year teaching kindergarten at Hasten Hebrew Academy, my fourth year teaching kindergarten Sunday School at Beth El Zedeck, and I also teach swim lessons! I graduated from Butler in the spring of 2016.
In my free time I enjoy playing musical instruments (especially the oboe), coloring, and swimming. I cannot wait to have fun exploring with your child this summer!
Ms. Ellie Hersh
Mini Gan Izzy Teacher - Ms. Olga Povolotska
Hello! My name is Olga Povolotska.
I was born and grew up in Ukraine, where I got my MBA degree and worked as a Human Resources Manager for 7 years. My husband and I got married and moved to the US in 2008. Our first year we spent in Savannah, GA. Then we moved to West Lafayette, IN. We have two sweet kids: Samuel is 7 y.o. and Miriam is 5 y.o. They were students at Montessori School of Great Lafayette for 6 years. We became a part of Montessori community and it was naturally for me to start working there in March 2017. I work with kids 2-3 years old and 3-6 years old. I look forward to meeting your families and have a delightful time with your kids!
Ms. Olga Povolotska
Camp Gan Israel
Meet Our Loving Camp Counselors
Hi, my name is Hadassa Leiter. I am coming to you all the way from ISRAEL! My family lives in Efrat but I go to school in Jerusalem. I am one of eight kids and I love to dance, bake and spend time with family and friends! I'm really excited for camp this summer! I can't wait to have the best time!!
My name is Sarale Goldberger. I live in Florida, and I’ve lived there my entire life! It’s basically always summer and it never snows! I love the beach, and I love swimming and running too. I ran the half marathon this year for Run4Yitzi, and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life! I have one sister and two brothers, and I’m the oldest! I am so excited to work in CGI Indy this summer!!!
Hey!! My name is Miriam Shuster and I am from Toronto, Canada. I’m 17 years old. I am one of 9 children in my family so I have loads of experience with kids of all ages!!! I love having fun with kids and I’m so excited to have an awesome summer!!
Hey everyone! My name is Chaya Boyarsky :) I’m from Ottawa, Canada. I am the oldest in my family and have 5 younger siblings. I LOVE playing all sports! I also love meeting new people and can't wait to meet you all and have the best summer ever!!!
Hi! I'm Chana Ginsburg :) I have ten siblings and I'm smack in middle of the family. It is always a party in my house! I love having fun with kids and am so super excited to come be a counselor in CGI Indy!
Hi! My name is Shaina Cunin and I'm from Nevada. I have a lot of experience working with children including Shabbos programing, teaching in Hebrew school and volunteering with Friendship Circle. My hobbies include dancing, skiing and gymnastics! I am looking forward to having an awesome summer!!