Adi Menda Blu
Adi joined the Camp Shomria and Hashomer Hatzair US staff in 2019. She is the Central Shalicha (Israeli Emissary). Adi is trained as a Social Worker, in the past ten years, she worked with families, teens, and parents as a Mental Health Director. Adi grew up in Kibbutz Lahav, where she spent her summers leading camp programs. Adi and her family live in New Jersey. Her husband, Yoni, is Shomria’s Site Supervisor, and their three children will be joining Shomria this summer. Adi loves people, nature, and music and she found all her 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.
Bar is the Educational Shlicha at Hashomer Hatzair, this would be her third summer in this role. Bar grew up in Kfar Saba, Israel and first got involved with Hashomer Hatzair when She was 11 years old. Bar loves the movement and is very proud to have been a part of it all these years. In addition to her educational role at camp, she is also the Coordinator for the Yedid (Israel) program. She is very excited about the upcoming summer and will be there for the Hadracha (counselors), campers and parents or any issues that arise!
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.