Rabbi Levi and Chaya Plotkin serve as the directors of CKids Gan Israel and work tirelessly throughout the year to ensure that every single camper who attends the camp has a positive, safe, and thrilling experience. The Plotkins are driven by the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s love for every single Jew coupled with the example that their parents set for them as they grew up on Shlichus, as Chabad Emissaries in Toronto (Levi) and New York (Chaya).
From as long as Levi can remember, camp has been his happy place - first as a camper, then as a counselor, then as the Head Counselor of the largest Chabad overnight camp, and now as the director of CKids Gan Israel. Levi is passionate about Jewish education and is a firm believer that it should be exciting, engaging and interactive. This is evidenced through the creation and direction of Connection Point, a curriculum that is used in Chabad Schools and communities around the globe.
Levi enjoys working with children and brings his infectious, positive energy with him wherever he goes. The children, and their parents, know that they can rely on Levi to help them work through any challenge with a smile.
Chaya has spent many summers serving as a counselor, head counselor, and director in Jewish day camps throughout the continental United States. Her extensive experience in scheduling and coordinating camp logistics serve her well as she is the one who painstakingly curates the perfect schedules so that every single camper can enjoy a day that is perfectly balanced and exceptionally exciting.
Throughout the year (when she isn’t working on camp) Chaya also serves as an elementary school teacher. She is passionate about Jewish education and creating an environment in which children can use their unique personalities and talents to thrive and to provide an environment that encourages them to be the best that they can be.