Our Team

Team Members

Sean Steinmetz
Sean Steinmetz
Director
Elana Nayowitz
Elana Nayowitz
Director

Elana hails from Rockland County, New York where she grew up to be an educator. Having received degrees in Psychology and Sociology, Elana continued her schooling in Childhood Education before acquiring a position with The Moriah School in Englewood, N.J. where she taught for 10 years.

Elana is a long time Camp Lavi family member having begun her camping career as a Division Head and then later, Head of Girls Campus. In addition, Elana served as Camp Lavi's Assistant Director prior to her current role, Camp Director.

Elana resides in Teaneck, N.J with her husband Edan and their 4 boys. Elana's favorite ice cream flavor is cappuccino with colored sprinkles.

Michael Pelikow
Michael Pelikow
Director of Operations
Rabbi Yair Menchel
Rabbi Yair Menchel
Director of Programming
Ilana Rosenzweig
Ilana Rosenzweig
Girls Head Counselor
Rabbi Yoni Pollock
Rabbi Yoni Pollock
Boys Head Counselor
What do our families say?

For the entire first week at home our son was running to camp reunions.  He even got his counselor to drive a group of them from the city to see some bunkmates on Long Island. They all missed being with each other and in camp so much.

Nothing can beat the smile my son had when he jumped off the bus this afternoon to give us a hug. He has not stopped chatting about the most wonderful time of his life, the new friendships he has formed, the amazing trips, the games and the food! Thank you for giving him such a perfect first time sleep-a-way camp experience. I guess that this is the difference between a good camp and a FANTASTIC camp.

We have a little problem... our son has made it clear that he 'doesn't want to come home!'.  We are thrilled, and are not surprised. This letter we are holding would make quite a spectacular PR piece for camp!