Summer Shlichim Bringing Israeli Flair To Tenafly, NJ

They are smart, passionate and full of good spirit – Meet the Israeli Shlichim (camp counselors) coming this summer to BIG IDEA @ the JCC. During the summer, they are going to be involved at camp, lead cutting edge technology workshops and be hosted by local families in Tenafly, NJ and the area.

The Summer Shlichim coming to the Kaplen JCC On The Palisades were hand-picked out of a long list of applicants and were trained in Israel by the BIG IDEA team.

We are SUPER excited to see them in action this summer.

Meet the Shlichim

Meet Yam,

20 years old from Herzliya

My Workshops: Lego Robotics and DJ music production.

What am I bringing with me to camp? I am going to bring a lot of cool Israeli music and will try to recreate it with the campers. I am also looking forward to all the dance sessions!

Most excited for: I was a counselor last summer at BIG IDEA camp in Israel and had a lot of fun. I’m excited to have this incredible experience with American kids at the Kaplen JCC.

Meet Rotem,

She’s 20 years old from Rishon Leziyyon

My Workshops:

3D Jewelry Design and Fashion Design

What Am I Bringing With Me To Camp?

I’m going to bring myself – my Israeli characters, the young vibe – things I share with many other Israelis. We might even find out we have a lot in common…

What Are You Most Excited For?

I’m really excited to meet new friends, the campers, new Shlichim. I’m looking forward to learn new things and pass my own knowledge.


Meet Sa’ar,

22 years old from Herzliya.

My Workshops:

Graphic Design, Web Design and Animation

What am I bringing with me to camp?

Kids at summer camps have so much imagination – I am looking forward to inspiring them to open their minds and to create amazing designs.

What Are You Most Excited For?

To see the campers grow and learn new skills of graphic and web designers.


Meet Sima,

She’s 20 year old from Haifa, originally from Canada.

My Workshops: Electronics lab

What am I bringing with me to camp? I worked a lot with electronics during my military service, so I am very passionate about that. I want to bring to BIG IDEA camp in Tenafly, excitement about technology and being creative.

Most excited for: I’m excited because it is my first time as a day-camp counselor in USA, I’ve only been to sleepaway camps in Israel before. I am looking forward to bring the story of Israeli technology and innovations to the campers.

Meet Nicole,

She’s 22 years old from Petah Tikva.

My Workshops: Animation and Photography

What am I bringing with me to camp?

I want to inspire my campers with new ideas, and also encourage mutual help.

Most excited for:

I’m excited to meet all the people in Tenafly Jewish community and hope to leave my mark with the campers and host families.

Hope you got excited for the summer and to meet the Israeli counselors at BIG IDEA tech day camp in the JCC. If you want to host an Israeli counselor this summer – Please contact Melissa at: [email protected] or Yael at: [email protected]

Check out BIG IDEA tech day camp in Tenafly

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