Year-Round Staff

 
Vicky Shizgal

Vicky Shizgal

Camp Director

Thank you for considering Camp Moshava, a Bnei Akiva camp now celebrating its 62nd year of camping excellence. I know your children are your most prized possession and picking a camp is a serious decision. I would be honoured to have your child spend the summer with us to experience the summer of a lifetime.

I have been involved with Moshava for many summers in various positions; as a chanicha (camper), a madricha (counsellor), a Rosh Eidah (section head) and for the past 12 years as the director. My time at Moshava is amongst my best memories.

Sleep-away camp gives children an opportunity to become more independent and responsible, and our staff is there to guide them in a fun and caring manner. Many rules are set in place for the safety and security of your precious children. Along with providing a safe environment for your child, Camp Moshava will instil religious, Zionistic ideals through daily torah learning, davening and inspirational programming.

Our facilities include our newly expanded private beach on Buckhorn Lake with many water activities including water skiing, water tubing, banana boating and canoeing; a full sports field offering a range of popular sports as well as archery, the Log, the Swing and golfing. We also offer science, videography, dance, Red Cross swim instruction in our heated pool and a full range of activities in our beautiful 600-sq-ft indoor Recreation Centre. We also offer trips and overnights for all ages.

I believe that every summer should incorporate many new and exciting programs, so whether it is your first summer at Moshava or your 8th, you’ll never be bored.

Camp Moshava is proud to be a participant in the Foundation of Jewish Camp’s Cornerstone Fellowship Program. A number of our staff take part in this groundbreaking Jewish Leadership training seminar which enables camps to increase the Judaic effectiveness of their program. We are also proud members of the Ontarion Jewish Camp Council, OCA (ontario Camping Association, and the Grinspoon Foundation.

Our staff represent the values of Torah V’Avodah which the camp strives to transmit in everything we do. Come see for yourself what THOUSANDS have experienced for nearly 60 summers!

If you have any questions or concerns, I am here for you. Please do not hesitate to call or email me, as open communication is of utmost importance.

For general questions please email the office at office@campmoshava.org.

For more personal inquiries, feel free to email me at vicky@campmoshava.org.

Tova Segal

Tova Segal

Assistant Camp Director

I am so excited to return to Ennismore this summer for my third year as the Assistant Director! Growing up in Thornhill, I have been part of Bnei Akiva since my early youth. As a Chanicha I attended weekly snif. As a Madricha and Rosh Snif I planned weekly activities. As a Mazkira I oversaw programming for Chanichim from grades 3-12.

Camp Moshava Ennismore is a very special place for both my husband and I. I was on Breicha staff and was Rosh Breicha at Moshava Ennismore. I also worked as a Rosh Eidah at Moshava Ba’ir Toronto and as a Rosh Breicha in Moshava California. My husband, Jeremy attended Moshava as a Chanich and later as a Plugah staff member.

I graduated from the Jewish Education program at York University in 2013. I have a special interest in informal Jewish Education which I believe is part of the Moshava Ennismore experience. I currently work as a Kindergarten teacher at Associated Hebrew Schools Posluns Campus and I am an active member of the BAYT community.

I am bringing to Ennismore this summer all of my past experiences and enthusiasm. I look forward to meeting you and your family over the next few months as we prepare for an incredible summer at Camp Moshava Ennismore!

Please feel free to reach out to me at tova@campmoshava.org.

Etty Rosenberg

Etty Rosenberg

Administrative Coordinator

Etty Rosenberg has been Moshava’s administrative coordinator for the past 16 years. She is the friendly voice behind the phone, the office manager and the liaison for parents both in Toronto and in camp. She lives in Thornhill with her husband Danny and is the proud mother of 4 beautiful children, and a VERY proud grandmother to 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson.

Vince Robichaud

Vince Robichaud

Vince Robichaud is Moshava’s incredibly talented “Everything Guy” who keeps the camp in tip top shape all year round. Vince is a Master Carpenter by trade and over the past years has built new bunks, an extension to the office, expanded kitchen facilities, Tzevet Bachir bunks (head staff) just to name a few amazing projects. He has directed our Avodah campers to build a mirpa’ah, BetMidrash, Gazebo, and many more of our buildings. Vince is the “man” we can rely for anything that needs to be done on the physical site of camp. This coming summer will be Vince’s 27th at Moshava.

Jonny Hass and Howie Paskowitz

Jonny Hass and Howie Paskowitz

Co-Chairmen. Camp Moshava

Jewish values  

Moshava’s strengths are in modeling foundational skills and Jewish values that develop character, leadership competencies, and a love for Eretz Israel!

Miriam Assouline

Miriam Assouline   
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   
Thank you  

Elianna’s experience at camp this summer went beyond any expectations I had at the start of the summer. It is amazing how in just 4 weeks of camp she has grown so much in her appreciation of Shabbat, knowledge of Jewish “Heros” as well as a feeling of independence.

When talking to her about life at camp, Elianna turned to me and said that she thinks Camp has made her feel prouder to be a Jew. When I asked her what her favorite activity was at camp, she responded to my surprise, Chinuch. She even wants to buy a siddur (just like the ones at camp, because it seems everything is the best at camp). She of course loved the other activities like Horseback Riding, Teva, Arts and Crafts, the Swing, Swimming and of course Shekem. For the last month any time we went anywhere or did anything it was always the pool was much better at camp, the pizza was the best there …

She loved her Counselors and I was impressed with them as well when I met them on visiting day. I could clearly see the kesher that they had with my daughter. She referred to Keshet as her substitute Mom at camp.

I found the communication from the camp to be excellent, from the email alerts regarding bad weather to the first Friday call from her Rosh Eidah reassuring me that she was having a blast at camp as well as scouring the many pictures for a glimpse of my daughters smile and what the campers were up to, the videos were great as well.

Thank you for providing Elianna with such a great summer full of wonderful memories. She keeps telling her sister how great camp is and now her sister wants to go to camp too. She is looking forward to another great summer next year, b”h.

Wishing you a Shana Tova

Zehava

Thornhill, Ontario

Moshava parent   
First time  

It was our son’s first time at sleep away camp and he had the best time ever, thank you! A lot of activities that promote friendship and a feeling of belonging

Moshava parent   

Rosh Moshava Honor Roll

The Rosh Moshava is an integral part of Moshava. This individual oversees the day to day programming that enables the camp to run smoothly. The Rosh Mosh is a dynamic leader who acts as a role model for the campers as well as the staff, and is a tremendous resource and leader for the entire camp. There have been many vibrant young adults in the capacity of Rosh Moshava almost 60 years. Here is our honour roll:

YearNameOriginally fromCurrently resides in
2019Jakie KuperstockMontrealIsrael
2018Orital SabanTorontoIsrael
2017Daniel GofineTorontoToronto
2016Daniel GofineTorontoNew York
2015Yadin KoschitkyTorontoNew York
2014Amitai KoschitzkyIsraelIsrael
2013Amitai KoschitzkyIsraelIsrael
2012Melissa LouskyLos AngelesIsrael
2011Melissa LouskyLos AngelesIsrael
2010Zack IsakowTorontoIsrael
2009Zack IsakowTorontoIsrael
2008David ElmalehTorontoToronto
2007Arye SokolTorontoIsrael
2006Arye SokolTorontoIsrael
2005Shmarya GasnerNew YorkNew York
2004Sima GreenNew YorkNew York
2003Josh Teplitsky
2002Josh Teplitsky
2001Josh TeplitskyTorontoToronto
2000Abby BrownTorontoMontreal
1999Yehuda SarnaMontrealNew York
1998Aaron Greenberg
1997Aaron GreenbergTorontoToronto
1996Stephanie ScheiningerTorontoNew York
1995Daniel RosenfieldTorontoBeit Shemesh
1994Pam ScheiningerTorontoNew York
1993Dan DiamondTorontoToronto
1992David BarthTorontoToronto
1991Dave LedererTorontoNew Jersey
1990Azriel Cohen ז"לToronto
1989Brian SpiraMontrealRiverdale, NY
1988Ralph TammamEnglandNetanya, Israel
1987Tom SamuelsToronto
1986David WennerTorontoRa'anana, Israel
1985Eddy CohenHamiltonThornhill
1984Yitz Kurtz ז"לToronto
1983Michael LevensteinTorontoJerusalem
1982Moishe GreenHamiltonToronto
1981Michael LevensteinTorontoJerusalem
1980Lloyd HoffmanTorontoToronto
1979Sandy Honigsberg
1978Sandy HonigsbergTorontoJerusalem
1977Aaron LernerWashington D.C.Ra'anana, Israel
1976Martin BurgMontrealJerusalem
1975Dov BloomPittsburghIsrael
1974Joe FriedmanNew YorkIsrael
1973Billy Altschul
1972Billy AltschulNew YorkJerusalem
1971Zev HershtalMontrealToronto
1970Zev FurstNew YorkNew York
1969Yaakov VachmanMontrealKibbutz Yavne
1968Lippy FriedmanBostonBe'er Sheva
1967Simcha FishbaneTorontoIsrael
1966Motty Moses ז"לNew York
1965Simcha LentNew York
1963Jerry RosenfieldIsrael
1962Jerry RosenfieldTorontoIsrael
1961Kaddish Goldberg
1960Kaddish GoldbergNew YorkKibbutz Tirat Tzvi
1959Zev Latinetsky

Rosh Moshava Honor Roll

The Rosh Moshava is an integral part of Moshava. This individual oversees the day to day programming that enables the camp to run smoothly. The Rosh Mosh is a dynamic leader who acts as a role model for the campers as well as the staff, and is a tremendous resource and leader for the entire camp. There have been many vibrant young adults in the capacity of Rosh Moshava almost 60 years. Here is our honour roll:

YearNameOriginally fromCurrently resides in
2019Jakie KuperstockMontrealIsrael
2018Orital SabanTorontoIsrael
2017Daniel GofineTorontoToronto
2016Daniel GofineTorontoNew York
2015Yadin KoschitkyTorontoNew York
2014Amitai KoschitzkyIsraelIsrael
2013Amitai KoschitzkyIsraelIsrael
2012Melissa LouskyLos AngelesIsrael
2011Melissa LouskyLos AngelesIsrael
2010Zack IsakowTorontoIsrael
2009Zack IsakowTorontoIsrael
2008David ElmalehTorontoToronto
2007Arye SokolTorontoIsrael
2006Arye SokolTorontoIsrael
2005Shmarya GasnerNew YorkNew York
2004Sima GreenNew YorkNew York
2003Josh Teplitsky
2002Josh Teplitsky
2001Josh TeplitskyTorontoToronto
2000Abby BrownTorontoMontreal
1999Yehuda SarnaMontrealNew York
1998Aaron Greenberg
1997Aaron GreenbergTorontoToronto
1996Stephanie ScheiningerTorontoNew York
1995Daniel RosenfieldTorontoBeit Shemesh
1994Pam ScheiningerTorontoNew York
1993Dan DiamondTorontoToronto
1992David BarthTorontoToronto
1991Dave LedererTorontoNew Jersey
1990Azriel Cohen ז"לToronto
1989Brian SpiraMontrealRiverdale, NY
1988Ralph TammamEnglandNetanya, Israel
1987Tom SamuelsToronto
1986David WennerTorontoRa'anana, Israel
1985Eddy CohenHamiltonThornhill
1984Yitz Kurtz ז"לToronto
1983Michael LevensteinTorontoJerusalem
1982Moishe GreenHamiltonToronto
1981Michael LevensteinTorontoJerusalem
1980Lloyd HoffmanTorontoToronto
1979Sandy Honigsberg
1978Sandy HonigsbergTorontoJerusalem
1977Aaron LernerWashington D.C.Ra'anana, Israel
1976Martin BurgMontrealJerusalem
1975Dov BloomPittsburghIsrael
1974Joe FriedmanNew YorkIsrael
1973Billy Altschul
1972Billy AltschulNew YorkJerusalem
1971Zev HershtalMontrealToronto
1970Zev FurstNew YorkNew York
1969Yaakov VachmanMontrealKibbutz Yavne
1968Lippy FriedmanBostonBe'er Sheva
1967Simcha FishbaneTorontoIsrael
1966Motty Moses ז"לNew York
1965Simcha LentNew York
1963Jerry RosenfieldIsrael
1962Jerry RosenfieldTorontoIsrael
1961Kaddish Goldberg
1960Kaddish GoldbergNew YorkKibbutz Tirat Tzvi
1959Zev Latinetsky