Mazkirut (Summer Leadership Team)
2018 Rosh (Summer Program Director)
Zoe is beyond excited to jump into her 14th summer in Habonim as Rosh! Zoe is currently finishing up her fourth year at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) where she will be receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Education. She spends most of her time teaching art to high school and elementary school students, or trying to find a spot of nature in the middle of Chicago. Without the empowering educational
experiences she received from Tavor and Habonim Dror, Zoe wouldn’t be on the road to becoming a teacher. She is motivated to bring the same inspirational experiences to the community this summer.
Shoshana (Shosh) Grode
Techni (Operations Director)
Shosh’s first summer at Tavor was in 2006, Tavor and Habonim Dror have been a big part of her life ever since! Shosh is a Junior at Michigan State University studying Geography. She is so excited to be back at Tavor for another summer working with tzevet (staff) and chanichimot (campers) to build an awesome, fun, and empowering community while taking on a new role as techni!
Techni (Operations Director)
This summer will be Ali’s 4th summer on tzevet (staff) at Tavor. She originally came to Tavor as a chava (farm) specialist, a job she proudly held in 2015 and 2016. Last summer Ali was a techni (operations director) and will be returning as a techni in summer 2018! As a returning techni Ali will be building on her work last summer to make machaneh more beautiful, safe and inspiring. She is excited to share the operational responsibilities of camp with her co-techni, Shosh! During the year, Ali lives in Boston and works with preschoolers in a Montessori school.
Melavah (Camper Care Coordinator)
Micaela is very excited to be back at Tavor as Melavol! Though she was new to Tavor last summer, summer 2018 marks her fourteenth summer in the movement. Growing up in Brooklyn, her experience with Habonim began in 2005, when in Amelimot at Machaneh Na’aleh in Shohola, Pennsylvania. After eight years as a chanichol at Na’aleh Micaela participated as a Madatz in 2013, and later joined the Tzevet in 2014. Between the summers of 2014 and 15 she attended Workshop 64. When Na’aleh closed following the summer of 2016, Micaela decided to make the mid-western road trip to Three Rivers. Last summer she had the incredible opportunity to be Mashatz to the Garinimot, and deeply enjoyed the experience. Micaela is so grateful, and excited to have this wonderful opportunity and to be back at Machaneh this summer, and excited to work with, and support, all the amazing chanichimot that call Tavor home!
Chinuch (Education Coordinator)
Chava grew up at Machaneh Moshava in Maryland and has been working as a madricha in Habonim Dror since 2014. She loves being a madricha because of the meaningful way it combines mentorship and education, and she is thrilled to take on the role of chinuch to support tzevet in shaping the hadracha for the summer.
Chava loves the color pink and is an aspiring comedian (though her second place dream job is definitely chinuch). She also loves scones, Jewish religion and history, and comfy socks. She is currently majoring in Science and Technology Studies at Wesleyan University. Chava is so happy and grateful to become part of the Tavor family this summer!