Mission Statement

To provide a safe, fun and uplifting summer day camp experience for Jewish children; where a love for Judaism is taught through fun, joy, and a true love for every staff member, camper and each member of their families.




Rabbi Mendel Dubov


Mendel has been co-director at Gan Israel Day Camps since 2014. Throughout his youth, Mendel attended and worked at Gan Israel camps, including a number of summers in the UK, Australia, and Canada. In his other capacity, Rabbi Dubov lives with his family in Sparta, NJ, serving as the rabbi and director of Chabad of Sussex County. He is also an author and frequent contributor to Chabad.org. "The positive experience and Jewish exposure made possible by Gan Israel Day Camps is something truly amazing. It is a privilege to be part of the Gan Israel team".   

Rabbi Mendel & Chana Stiefel


Mendel Stiefel has been co-directing Camp Gan Israel since 2014. In summer of 2017 his wife Chana Stiefel joined as co-director. Growing up, Mendel attended Gan Israel both as a camper and counselor in many different countries including a resident camp in Ukraine for impoverished children. During the off season, he acts as youth director at the Chabad of Northwest NJ, doing holiday and Shabbat programs, teen programming, as well as directing an exciting winter camp. He also teaches part time at the Gottesman RTW Academy. Chana Stiefel grew up in Rockaway New Jersey. During the off season she acts as the assistant director of the Chabad Early Learning Center in Rockaway NJ. Last summer, due to the growth of the camp, Chana joined as co-director of CGI. They live together with their 3 children in White Meadow Lake, NJ. “We see it as a great opportunity to be involved in making memorable summers for our community children that are sure to last a lifetime!

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We provide door-to-door transportation to many surrounding communities, including but not limited to: West Orange, Livingston, Morristown, and the broader Randolph area. Chartered buses and and certified drivers are used for all transportations. Cell-phone connection to the dispatcher and drivers are required by us for utmost efficiency and security.  The door-to-door transportation for Day Camp is charged separately from camp tuition. If you live outside of one of the communities listed above, and want to know if we serve your community/zip code area with our door-to-door service, please call or email us.

Cost of door-to-door transportation for entire summer is $550

Cost of door-to-door transportation per week is $80




Camp Calendars 2017

Morristown Girls Division

Morristown Kiddie Division