We are thrilled that Micah Brandhandler is returning for another year as Rosh Eidah of Chalutzim! Micah graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree and teaching license in Choral Music Education. Learn some more about Micah:
How many years have you been at camp?
12. 5 Years as a camper (Kallah, Maccabiah, Bonim, Mosh, Chalutzim) and 7 on staff (Avodah, Machon, Chalutzim Madrich for 2 years, sgan chalutzim, Rosh Chalutzim for 2 years.)
What is your favorite meal at camp?
BBQ Chicken. One of the camp chefs makes his own BBQ sauce and he puts it on Shabbat chicken every once in a while.
What is your favorite all-camp event?
Maccabiah Games. Our all camp color wars!
What is your favorite Shabbat afternoon lunch?
Leftovers. I love being able to mix and match food on shabbat.
What is your favorite aquatic activity?
Canoeing. Chalutzim takes a 3 day canoe trip every summer and I love canoeing down the river and swimming in it at rest stops.
What is your favorite Yom Day (themed days)?
Yom Tzahal. Our Army day where we bring the kids a taste of being in the Israeli army!
What is your best camp memory?
In Chalutzim as a camper it was pouring out one afternoon and we decided to have a mud slide. We spent the next hour sliding down the hill and having a great time with everyone in Chalutzim.
Micah can’t wait for the campers to arrive and begin speaking ivrit (Hebrew) all day long! It’s going to be a great summer!