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Yair Chinn
Chief of Staff

Hi! My name is Yair Chinn. I went to the Skokie Yeshiva for high school and then Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh for two years. I am currently in my first year at YU. I am so excited to be participating in the first year of Camp Chai! Over the last few years, I've worked at day camps in Chicago, and developed bonds with my campers and co-workers. I love baseball, music and roller coasters. I'm super pumped for this opening year at
Camp Chai!


Mordy Greenland
Program Director

What’s up Camp Chai! My name is Mordy Greenland and I’m super excited to be a part of Camp. I’m currently in Yeshiva University and finished up 2 years in Yeshiva Shaalvim. Over the past few summers I’ve been Head of Sports at NCSY Kollel and a counselor at Yeshivas Hakayitz. I love being able to have an impact on the Jewish future. Some of my favorite things to do are play softball, snowboard, or anything else with my friends. See you all in June!


Jed Marcus

Hi everyone, my name is Jed Marcus. I will
be a senior at Ida Crown Jewish Academy next year. I love to play sports and to be outside. My favorite sport is baseball.
I can't wait to meet everyone and to
have an amazing summer!


Adam Schwartz

Hi! My name is Adam Schwartz and I am a senior at Ida Crown Jewish Academy and I can't wait to go to Yeshiva next year in Israel. I am so excited to be a counselor this year at Camp Chai as I had an amazing time last summer when I worked at Moshava Ba'ir.
I had the best campers and made a great connection with them that I have kept throughout the year. My favorite camp memory from last summer is doing card tricks for my campers and seeing the look on their faces as I perform them. I hope to continue making these memories for summers to come at Camp Chai Chicago!


Adam Katz

Hi, my name is Adam Katz. I am graduating Ida Crown this year and going to Yeshivat Shaalvim next year. I was a counselor here last year, and before that I was a lifeguard at the JCC last summer. I love to play all sports, especially basketball.
I can't wait to meet all of you and have an amazing summer!


Yoni Rosenberg

Hello, my name is Yoni Rosenberg and I am currently an 12th grader at Yeshiva Beni Akiva New Tamid in Chashmonaim, Israel.
I play basketball and baseball and love all sports. For the past two years, I have been
a Bnei Akiva madrich for 1st-3rd graders
here in Hashmonaim. In addition to sports,
I like learning Torah and sharing my love
for Israel. Last summer, I worked at
Moshava Ba'ir in Chicago and loved it!
I am super pumped to be working at
Camp Chai this year!


Stone Schwartz

Hi everyone, I'm Stone Schwartz. I'm 19 years old and a freshman studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland. I would say a fun fact about me is that I have a twin brother, but you all know that guy. This past summer, I was a counselor at Moshava Ba'ir and had 2nd-3rd grade boys. If you have ever seen me at carpool, you know that is one of my favorite parts of the camp day. Seeing all the campers' smiles as they can't wait to tell their parents what they did that day. It is also a time in which I have the opportunity to see campers that I do not see during the day.​ Each summer I have had the best time of my life and that is why this year I am joining the newest camp in Chicago, Camp Chai.


A note about me is that I have many food and air-born allergies and am highly trained in using Epi-pens, identifying allergic reactions, and making sure your children only eat things they are not allergic to.


Sutton Schwartz

Hi, I am a Sutton Schwartz and I am a freshman in college at Indiana University. There is no place I'd rather be than at camp. I love sports, Disney movies, and making up games with campers! I have been a camp counselor for 5 years. I can't promise the campers will be clean, but I can promise they will have fun! I am super excited for the opening year of Camp Chai this summer!

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Will Blumberg

Hi! My name is Will Blumberg and I am currently at Aish Gesher for Yeshiva in Israel.
I went to Ida Crown for high school, and during that time I was a kindergarten camp counselor and a CIT for first graders at Bernard Horwich JCC. My favorite activity with my campers last year was hockey. Everyone would chant "Hockey, Hockey" as we walked togo play. I'm so excited to be a counselor at Camp Chaiand I can't wait to meet everyone and have a great summer!


Gavi Aronin

Hi! My name is Gavi Aronin, I live in Israel
and I just finished high school. I'm going to be a counselor this year in the best camp in the world. I am a football coach and a football player. I play basketball and soccer as well. I have coached boys 3rd-8th grade.
I can't wait to give your kids the best summer of their lives!


Zack Miller

Hi, my name is Zack Miller. I'm  senior at Ida Crown Jewish Academy and planning to learn in Israel at Mevaseret next year. Before
I head off to the holy land, I want to utilize my past experiences as a counselor at other Chicago camps by working at Camp Chai. Fun fact about me, my campers used to call me fish sticks (can't wait to tell you why). I look forward to being a part of Camp Chai this summer!

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Adi Seruya

Hi my name is Adi Seruya AKA “Monster Truck.” I just completed my Shana Aleph at Torat Shraga and can’t wait to come back this year. Some of my hobbies are playing basketball and learning. Last year was the best summer I’ve had in a long time and can’t wait to do it all over again with a great group of boys. Cant wait to see you soon!


Avi Meyer

Hi, my name is Avi Meyer. I am heading into my junior year at Ida Crown Jewish Academy. My favorite sport is basketball.
I am super excited to be a part of the launch of Camp Chai. Can't wait to meet everyone this summer!


Sam Gorenstein

Hi! My name is Sam Gorenstein and I am currently a senior at Ida CrownJewish Academy. I play basketball for my high school team and also enjoy playing other sports recreationally. Last year,I worked for the Skokie Part District, andI'm so excited to be working in this newand welcoming environment. Hope tosee you at Camp Chai!


Noam Weissman

Hi! My name is Noam Weissman and I'm currently studying in Yeshivat Mevaseret in Israel. I went to Ida Crown Jewish Academy for high school. I have previously worked as a counselor in the JCC and in Yeshivas Hakayitz. My favorite part of camp is the connections that are created between counselors and their campers. I can't wait for summer to start and to finally be back in the groove of camp. See you guys soon!


Ami Gavant

Hi, I'm Avi Gavant and I'm a sophomore at Ida Crown Jewish Academy. My favorite sport is baseball. I can't wait for the launch
of Camp Chai and am looking forward
to this summer!

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Aaron Katz

Hi, my name is Aaron Katz. I am a sophomore at Ida Crownand I am super excited to be working at Camp Chai this year! I worked at Moshava Ba'ir last year, and I am super excited for what this summer holds in store for us!!


Azriel Greenberger
Martial Arts Instructor

Hi, I'm Azriel Greenberger. I'm 17 years old and a senior at Fasman Yeshiva High School. There I play baseball and even run my own baseball clinics for kids looking to be the Mike Trout! I'm going to be a counselor this
year at the best camp in town, CAMP CHAI! I have worked as a counselor for 3 years now, and I also made my own camp during Covid. I pride myself on making my camper's summer better than any experience they
have ever had. I'm going to be the Martial Arts Instructor this summer! I have trained and studied the game for 8 years now! My goal is to raise the camper's confidence in life, as that's what the magic of Martial Arts is. I look forward to seeing you all in camp!


Ephraim Wiesenberg
Camp Rabbi

Hi! My name is Ephraim Wisenberg. I recently graduated from Yeshiva University with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, and I am now a Kollel Fellow, learning in the YU Torah Mitziyon Kollel, starting this fall. Aside from my love of learning and teaching Torah, I also love baseball and music. I'm so excited to be the Camp Rabbi this year and have a chance to learn and grow with our campers in the first ever year of Camp Chai!


Michelle Drucker

Michelle Drucker has degrees in both art education and art therapy. She and Sharon Schwartz have been taking art classes since they were kids and are so happy to bring that experience to our campers. Through interesting projects and personalized options, we can't wait for our campers to be creative, try something new, and have lots of fun!


Sharon Schwartz

Art Directors

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