Tzevet Chinuchi 2016 / 5776

Very impressing  

We were very impressed with the nursing staff this summer as well as past summers. They worked very hard and communicated well with us and my child’s doctor in the city. I felt very comfortable that my child was in good hands.|The children feel like they’re part of a strong Jewish orthodox, zionist community with very good staff that they look to as role models

Moshava parent   
Memorable experience  

It has been a very fulfilling and memorable experience for them in may ways. Camp is like a big family. My kids were very well taken care of when needing medical attention, which is very important when they are away from their parents. The nurse and camp director stepped in and made sure they felt nurtured and safe until well enough to return to their activities. They got a chance to disconnect from their everyday life, forge strong friendships, and be exposed to certain activities that they cannot do during the year at home and while at school (water sports, horseback riding, archery, for example). Very important as well, it deepened their pride in their Judaism and community through learning, song, dance and just plain cheerfulness!|The staff work very hard to make sure to offer a wide range of activities to please kids with many different interests. All campers feel included in a spirit of warmth and joy, and most importantly, the staff works to ensure that all campers plainly have fun. It is the kids’ happiest time of the year!!

Moshava parent   
Warm and welcoming  

I think that it is an extremely warm and welcoming camp. The Jewish content fits our family perfectly.

Mariam Grauman

Mariam Grauman   
Thank you  

Hi Vicky,

Thank you so much for giving our kids an incredible summer. We always knew they would have a blast, but we were concerned about their yiddishkeit. Would it be nurtured and would their love of everything Jewish shine through? It was not only nurtured, but encouraged by your incredible tzevet. On visitor’s day we were told by Hannah’s counsellor ShayKay that Hannah encouraged her bunk to get to chinch, using the Rebbe’s teaching that summer is not the time to let one’s learning cool off. Gabriel’s counsellor Avi Leiberman told us that he and the rest of B2 staff kept the bunk lights on at night just so that Gabriel could finish his davening. And then of course, there was the siyum that was made in honour of Gabriel completing Shmuel Bet. Wow! When my husband and I saw the photos of the siyum and received Rabbi Effie’s email about it, our hearts were so full of naches. How wonderful that you and the tzevet created and encouraged an environment where my kids could be their authentic selves.

My husband and I see they’ve gained independence and loads of self confidence. We have also learned many of eidah aleph’s cheers over the past few weeks – and loved shouting them while we went canoeing and camping in Algonquin Park last week.

Hannah and Gabriel can’t wait to return to Moshava in 2013 and IYH they’ll be back for many years to come. Yasher Koach to you and the entire Moshava tzevet!

Wishing you continued hatzlacha,

Heather and Michael Aaron

Heather & Michael Aaron   

Rav Dudi Winkler

Rav Dudi Winkler

Rosh Tzevet Chinuchi

Rav Dudi Winkler studied at Yeshivot in Eli and Dimona and received Semicha from the Meretz Kollel. He served as a combat medic in the IDF, and then, after many years dedicated to learning, began teaching at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah. In 2011, he and his family went on shlichut to Melbourne, Australia where Rav Dudi spent three years as Rosh Kollel of the Mizrachi Bet Midrash. Upon their return to Israel last year, Rav Dudi resumed his post as rebbe at Yeshivat Lev HaTorah and took on an additional role as inaugural director of Lev LaChayal, the Yeshiva Center for Lone Soldiers of the IDF. He lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh with his wife Chanie and their 6 children.