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!



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 "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".