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 recently graduated from 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.
Position: Assistant Director
Gabi has spent eleven summers working at different camps around the Midwest, CYJ Midwest being six 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.
Position: Assistant Director
Aaron Levine started his journey at CYJ Midwest in 2005. During that summer and the five that followed, he worked as a madrich (counselor), merakez (unit head), and other positions in between, and also worked in the winter office in 2012. For the past six and a half years, Aaron has worked as Urban Agriculture Coordinator at the Gary Comer Youth Center, focusing on green career exploration and employment readiness programs for young people in Chicago’s Grand Crossing neighborhood. He also has worked as Farm School Director and volunteered within the KAM Isaiah Israel Food Justice and Sustainability Program, growing food for hot meal programs in the Hyde Park, Kenwood, and Washington Park neighborhoods. Aaron holds a BS in Environmental Economics and Policy from Michigan State University, and is a certified Master Gardener Volunteer in Illinois. Aaron lives in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood and enjoys meeting up with family and friends for Shabbat dinner and walks to the ice cream store!
Position: Marketing & Communications Manager
Kevin joined the Midwest team in 2018 as our Marketing & Communications Manager, 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 WBBM Newsradio 780 & 105.9 (Bears Radio) as well as 670 The Score (Cubs Radio). Kevin is a JUF 36 under 36 recipient and a former BBYO International AZA Advisor of the Year.
Position: Maintenance Director
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.