Meet Our Staff

Robin Anderson


Position:
 Director

Email: Robin@cyjmid.org

Bio: Robin Anderson began working full time for Camp Young Judaea Midwest in March 2006 as the associate director before assuming the position of director in December 2015. She has a BA in Jewish Studies and Sociology from Indiana University and an MA in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University. Robin is currently participating in the Executive Leadership Institute for camp directors, funded by the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Robin is married to Michael, and they have three children, Yoni, Noah, and Lital.

Gabi Gordon


Position:
Assistant Director

Email: Gabi@cyjmid.org

Bio: Gabi has spent ten summers working at different camps around the Midwest, CYJ Midwest being five of those summers! Gabi has been with CYJ Midwest as a Merakezet, Rosh Merkazim, Rosh Machane, and Camper Care Director before beginning as Assistant Director in August 2018. After completing her service in the IDF, Gabi received a B.S. from the Technion in Environmental Engineering.

Kevin Friduss


Position:
Camp Coordinator

Email: Office@cyjmid.org

Bio: Kevin joined the Midwest team in 2018 as our Camp Coordinator, after working for many years in the radio and entertainment industry. Kevin graduated from the University of Denver with a BA in communications. Before CYJ Midwest, he worked as the Promotions Manager at CBS Radio Chicago (Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears Radio Networks) as well as BBYO’s Midwest Outreach Coordinator.

Michael Lalla


Portrait of Maintenance Director Michael LallaPosition:
Maintenance Director

Email: Maintenance@cyjmid.org

Bio: Originally from Minnesota, Michael went to college at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he earned a degree in Business Management. Michael is also a Veteran and has traveled all around the USA and Belgium racing his bike at an elite level. Married to his lovely wife Jessie, he looks forward to his role maintaining and updating camp so that campers can have the best possible experience.