Yachad 2016 / 5776

So well run  

Quality of activities far surpasses other popular overnight camp for Ottawa Jewish kids and we absolutely loved how hands on the staff were in caring for the younger kids. We felt no concern that anyone would be ostracized or bullied. The set up seemed to really encourage staff engagement with kids to ensure that everyone was included and having fun at all times. Moshava also does a beautiful job of encouraging kids of different ages of developing friendships, which we loved. And we loved that the kids feel a deep connection with Israel through the Israeli staff. We also think you did a superb job of communicating with parents and of allowing us to feel very much part of the experience with daily pictures, videos, etc. Compared to the experience that our friends had sending their kids to camp for the very first time, Moshava far surpassed them all. We heard stories of children not showering or changing their clothes, others of kids being very sunburned, complaining of bullying, etc. And there never seemed to be a real confidence that the camp staff was dealing with those issues. We felt no such concern with Moshava. We were very confident that our child was very well cared for.

Elana Aptowitzer

Elana Aptowitzer   
Values and fun  

The values that Moshava instils in each chanich is phenomenal, both in terms of education and a love of Torah and Israel.

Moshava Parent   
Strong connection to Israel  

Moshava has Strong connection to Israel, excitement for Torah learning, and overall fun. Strong opportunities for social interactions.

Debbie Bruce

Debbie Bruce   
Great activities  

Best summer our boys ever had!| Very organised, good activities, well trained staff

Moshava Parent   

Rafi Gasner

Rafi Gasner

Rosh Yachad

Shalom Moshava,

My name is Rafi Gasner and I’m excited to be Rosh Yachad Vocational Program(Voc) this summer!

I am currently fulfilling the Bnei Akiva dream of living in Israel. I made Aliyah in January after finishing my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Ryerson University in Toronto. I spent the past few summers as Rosh Yachad at Moshava Ba’ir Toronto which beautifully combined my passions for Bnei Akiva and Yachad. I have been involved with Bnei Akiva as a chanicha, madricha, Rosh Beit Midrash AND summer Tzevet Bachir. I volunteered for Yachad throughout highschool and then became a Toronto Program Coordinator.  I can’t wait to be part of the Moshava Ennismore family and meet all of you!

Feel free to contact me with any questions at GasnerR@ou.org !