Staff


Rabbi Dovid and Chaya Rosenfeld

Camp Directors
Rabbi and Mrs. Dovid and Chaya Rosenfeld are the directors of Camp Gan Israel in Vancouver, BC since 2012. Born and raised in Vancouver, Chaya has been attending CGI since age 3, and has since worked her way through the ranks as junior counselor, counselor, head counselor and director. She has also worked at daycamps in California and Texas, as well as teaching elementary and high school for 2 years.
Rabbi Dovid comes from Brooklyn, NY, but spent most of his childhood summers in Camp Gan Israel of Pittsburgh, and has worked extensively in outreach, traveling to places such as Jamaica, Puerto Rico, India and Cambodia to reach out to Jewish people and provide services and Jewish experiences.
Now on their fifth year running CGI, they are looking forward to further servicing the Jewish community of Vancouver and continuing to create a warm, happy, safe camp environment.

Rabbi Chalom Loeub

Director, Adventure Camp

Rabbi Chalom Loeub was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He spent three years studying in the Rabbinical College of Canada, followed by a two year rabbinical internship in Singapore organizing community programming for the Jewish youth after which he received his Rabbinical Ordination.

He then served as the Associate Rabbi & program director at Chabad at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL for four years.

Presently he is the Co director of the Chabad Jewish Student Centre-Vancouver by the University of British Columbia which caters to over 2000 Jewish students that attend.

He speaks, reads & writes English, French and Hebrew. Chalom enjoys cooking, playing music, having a good shmooze with students, and playing with his children.

Ellie Parker

Staff Coordinator and Co-Director of Kiddie Camp

Hi! My name is Ellie Parker and I am so excited to join the CGI Vancouver staff this upcoming summer. I have worked as a counselor at CGI Atlanta, my hometown, for many years and I am thrilled about expanding my position to another country! I love kids and it has been my dream to work as a Kiddie Camp HC for as long as I can remember. I think my energy and creativity will really complement this job position and I can’t wait to get to know each and every camper at CGI Vancouver. Get ready for the summer of a lifetime!

Tova Noll

Staff Coordinator and Co-Director of Kiddie Camp

Hi! My name is Tova Noll and I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  I spent this year learning in Israel and having an amazing experience.  I love sports, swimming, and just having fun! I can’t wait to meet you all!  Get ready for the summer of a lifetime!!!

Riki Rimler

Head Counselor, Division A and B

Hi! My name is Riki Rimler. I am from Brooklyn, New York, and couldn’t be more thrilled to be spending my summer with you all in Vancouver. I have been working in Gan Izzys in different states for many years now and am so excited to see what this summer has in store for us, and what I can gain. I can’t wait to meet all of you, and have a rocking, smashing, incredible summer!!

Mushkie Lipszyc

Head Counselor, Division A and B

Hi! My name is Mushkie Lipszyc and I’m from North Miami, Florida. I am super excited to be Head Counselor in CGI Vancouver! I love dancing, drawing, and having fun! I am looking forward to meeting everyone, and having the awesome, fantastic, summer of a lifetime! Can’t wait to meet all of you! <3

Esther Rosenfeld

Counselor, Division A

I’m Esther Rosenfeld from Brooklyn, New York and I’m really excited to spend summer 2017 in Vancouver!! I’m looking forward to meeting you all and giving every camper an amazing experience. Get ready for the best summer yet!

Mussi Levin

Counselor, Division A

Hey Gan Israel! My name is Mussi Levin and I am from Israel. I love to have fun, laugh and meet new people. I can’t wait to come to Vancouver and meet all of you! I am looking forward to giving my campers the most awesome summer. This summer going to be the best summer ever!

Mimi Rabinowitz

Counselor, Division B

Hi my name is Mimi Rabinowitz. I’m from Brooklyn,and I’m super excited to join CGI Vancouver for an amazing summer!!  I love educating and empowering children. In the past I’ve worked in Camp Gan Israel’s all over the world, and I’m so glad I have the opportunity to come be a counselor in Vancouver.

Mimi Garelik

Counselor, Division B

Hey Gan Izzy!! My name is Mimi Garelik, and I’m from Brooklyn, New York. I’m super psyched for a great summer at CGI!

I love to laugh, sing, meet new people, and share the beauty of Judaism with my campers. I’ve spent my past few summers at CGIs in the US and am looking forward to a fantastic experience in Vancouver! Get your CGI spirit rocking, because we are going to have an awesome time! Can’t wait to meet you all 🙂

Gitty Katzman

Counselor, Division B

Hi, my name is Gitty and I am really looking forward to spending the summer with you all!  I enjoy hanging out with friends, and having a good time. My hobbies include dancing and sewing. Camp is my favorite time of year, so get ready for a summer of awesomeness, with laughter and fun!

Estie Herman

Counselor, Division A

Hi, my name is Estie Herman and I’m from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I’m so excited to meet everyone and can’t wait to have the most amazing summer at CGI Vancouver!