Assaf joined Camp Shomria & Hashomer Hatzair in 2021. He is the Central Shaliach (Israeli Emissary). Assaf is trained as a teacher and informal education guide; in the last 4 years he worked as a high school teacher leading trips for students all around Israel and teaching them about Zionism, Judaism and the land of Israel. Assaf has also been a summer Shaliach for a camp in the UK for 2 years and led summer programs similar to Yedid in Israel. Assaf is married to Or, the educational Shlicha, and they live with their 3 children in New Jersey. Assaf loves people, nature, and music and he found all his loves at Shomria! Happy to be here and take part in this incredible camp and movement.
Lior first started going to Camp Shomria in 2010 as a camper. Since then, she has spent time in various leadership roles in the camp and movement, from being a Summer Counselor, to Mazkira and Rosh Chinuch, and now as Camp Director. Lior holds BAs in Middle Eastern Studies and French from Rutgers University, and has worked with several other Jewish organizations, including NIF and J-Link. She is excited to return to Mosh, her second home, and support the community she grew up with.
Yoni joined Camp Shomria staff in the summer of 2019. Throughout the school year, Yoni works as a Hebrew teacher at Ma׳ayanot High School for Girls in Teaneck, New Jersey where he teaches 9th through 12th grade. Yoni holds a BA in Geography from Ben Gurion University and a teaching certificate by the “Hotham'' project (TFA- in the USA) from Levinsky College and Oranim College. He worked as an educator at Mekif Zain in Beer Sheva for 3 years. Yoni lives in New Jersey with Adi and their three children. He is excited about summer and looks forward to making sure everything works smoothly.
Or Paz Galin
Or joined Hashomer Hatzair USA in September 2021 as the Educational Shlicha. She is Assaf's wife, and mother of Peleg, Kama, and Adam. Or is a member of the Kibbutz Gazit, next to the Tavor mountain in Israel. She is a movement bogeret with over a decade of experience working with youth as a teacher and educator in Israel. Or holds both a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Alternative Pedagogy. She can't wait to work with hadracha and Hashomer chanichimot!
Ilene is our head lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor and manages the team of younger lifeguards. She is also trained in first aid and CPR. Ilene has been our Aquatics director since 2011 and she is a parent of 2 Shomrot.
Board of Directors
Minna Elias & Tal Klausner - Board Chairs