Our Staff

Directors 

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 2022 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

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Mini Gan Izzy 

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A Word from our Mini Gan Izzy Director

 

Hey everyone! Chana Grossbaum here. It has been  a joy moving to the Carmel / Indianapolis area and getting to know such amazing families. I love running our Hebrew School of the Arts and planning weekly Babyccino sessions. As a mom of two toddlers I’m constantly searching for fun and engaging activities. Mini Gan Izzy is a place where we foster the growth of your children in a fun and loving setting. Looking forward to a splashing time!

Chana Grossbaum

 
 
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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

 

Camp Gan Israel

Meet Our Loving Camp Counselors 

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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!

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Hey! I'm Shayna Zalmanov :) I'm from Munster, Indiana - Indy Spirit!! I love cooking and baking and messing around in the kitchen. I also love all things art! I can't wait for an awesome summer in Gan Izzy!