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Hillel Day Camp in Lawrence has new director


Evan Leibowitz, a Woodmere resident, is the new director of Hillel Day Camp, succeeding Ari Solomon, who is the executive of the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway. Leibowitz has worked at Hillel as an assistant director for the past six years and has close to 20 years of experience in the camping industry.

A teacher leader in the New York City Department of Education teaching children several teams that are committed to supporting the needs of individual students. “It is an honor to be taking the helm at Hillel Day Camp,” he said. “I will be working closely with Ari Solomon in continuing Hillel Day Camp’s First Class program.”

The camp, which uses the grounds of HAFTR’s Lawrence campus, offers swimming, sports and arts in a Modern Orthodox Yeshiva environment. Leibowitz said that the camp will increase its STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math)-related specialty activities and are building a team of professional coaches to have organized competitive sports leagues. Sima Fish will once again lead the swim program, he said.