ABOUT

 

Our Programs

 

Kaytana

Kaytana is for boys and girls completing 2nd-3rd grade who aren’t ready for our full session, but want the excitement of being in camp. This program is specially geared for our youngest campers with an emphasis on the activities they enjoy, with age appropriate staff and supervision.

 

Machane

Machane is for boys and girls completing 3rd-8th grade. Machane includes a full session of activities, sports, educational programming, color war, ruach and everything else you expect to find at a Moshava camp.

 

Machal

Machal, which stands for Machane Chalutzi, is a camp of pioneers and the capstone program of a Moshava camp. For boys and girls completing 9th grade, Machal involves a leadership training seminar with hiking, sleeping outdoors, trips and bonding in the wilderness.

 

Kashrut is under the supervision of the Rabbinical Council of California.

 

Mission Statement

 

Bnei Akiva of Los Angeles is a West Coast Orthodox Zionist movement that engages youth, family, and community in year-round programs to develop a strong relationship to Am Yisrael, Eretz Yisrael, and the values of Torah V'Avoda.

 

Our Name

 

We started out in 2013 through a partnership with the Shalom Institute, a non-denominational campsite in the heart of Malibu, and thus our nascent Modern Orthodox/Zionist camp was launched as Moshava Malibu.  After our 2014 season, we acquired our own site in the San Bernardino Mountains and moved to Running Springs CA, changing our name to Moshava California. On April 9th, 2018, in gratitude to the generosity of Mr. Allen and Mrs. Deanna Alevy, we officially changed our name to Moshava Alevy in memory of their parents Norton and Sylvia Alevy z"l.

 
 
Avi Matanky
Camp Director

 

Avi has spent his entire life in Moshava. Having begun his Moshava career at the tender age of one month, while his parents were on staff at Moshava Wild Rose, Avi continued on as a camper, staff member, and senior staff member at Moshava Wild Rose. Avi also spent several summers on the senior staff at Moshava IO, and in 2014 he served as Rosh Moshava of Moshava Malibu. As a result, Avi brings a wealth of experience, energy, and talent to his new role as Camp Director of Moshava Alevy. 

Avi graduated with a degree in Business Management from Yeshiva University. He has also served as the Mazkir Artzi - National Programs Director - of Bnei Akiva of the US and Canada and most recently as the Director of Admissions for Yeshiva University High School for Boys (MTA).

 

Contact Avi at amatanky@MoshavaAlevy.org

Avigayil Metal
Office Administrator

 

Avigayil comes to the West Coast from New York City. Growing up, she spent every summer at sleepaway camp, starting out a as a staff camper and finishing up years later as a camp staffer. She runs the Moshava California year-round and summer offices and loves to see the excitement, and energy, and growth that campers experience over the course of the summer. Avigayil lives in Los Angeles with her husband and her two staff camper children.

Contact Avigayil at avigayil@MoshavaAlevy.org

Miriam Klein
Rosh Moshava

Miriam Klein was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She has worked in the field of education for over 15 years, beginning with her role as resource teacher in Netivot Hatorah Day School in Toronto and since 2014, as the Director of Educational Support at Bnei Akiva Schools. Miriam received her degrees in Education and Special Education from the University of Toronto and is an active member of the Ontario College of Teachers. Miriam lives in Toronto with her husband Avi and her three amazing children, Ayelet, Joey, and Yardena. 

 

Miriam’s life with Moshava camps and Bnei Akiva started at a very young age. She attended Moshava Ennismore and Camp Stone as a chanicha and was involved year-round in her local snif, as a chanicha and madricha.

 

In recent years, Miriam has had positions in the various Moshava camps. In 2011, Miriam served as the Rosh Breicha (head of pool) at Moshava Ba'ir Toronto and since 2014, she has served as the Rosh Breicha for Moshava Alevy. She has been an integral part of the growth of the camp. 

 

Miriam is a passionate believer in the power of informal education and the impact that an amazing summer experience at camp can have on children. Miriam believes that camp is THE place where children get to experience life without the pressures of the outside world around them. Camp is a place to make new friends, step out of comfort zones, and most importantly, create new and long-lasting memories. Miriam cannot wait for this coming summer and she is so excited for her new position as Rosh Mosh and for the opportunity to help provide the entire Moshava Alevy with the summer of a lifetime!

 

Contact Miriam at mklein@MoshavaAlevy.org

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