The Camp Ariel Team


Our Administration and Staff are of the highest priority. Our Administrative staff consists of leading Jewish educators from across the country who are committed and passionate about the primacy of the summer camp experience in our Modern Orthodox communities.


Yahel and Emunah Tsaidi have been passionately involved in bringing the summer camp experience back to the Los Angeles community. Between them they have spent over 20 years in summer camps including Moshava, Camp Lavi and Camp Ariel in administrative roles. In fact they got engaged at the camp lake 14  summers ago. They excitedly await the opportunity to make their 10th summer in Camp Ariel the best one yet.


Eli and Chaya Kenigsberg represent the essence of the Camp Ariel brand. Their warmth, genuine nature and dedication to excellence has redefined the camp experience in our community. The Kenigsbergs arrived on the scene 10 years ago and haven’t slept a night since. Originally from New Jersey, the Kenigsbergs have managed to bring their brand of warmth and positive energy to our sunny state. Rabbi Kenigsberg is driven every day by his self imposed expectation – to make every summer at Camp Ariel the best summer ever!


Alon is our assistant Gurim director. Alon has been an educator at Hillel and Director of Juco at Beth Jacob for the past few years. Alon joined Camp Ariel in 2017. He is known for his warmth and genuine simcha. Our campers love Alon because he always has a smile on his face and a fun game to play!


Ariella is our new Gurim Director! Originally from New York, for the past few years Ariella has been an Early Childhood Educator in Los Angeles. Ariella has extensive experience working in summer camps, directing youth groups, and running a sports league. Ariella’s warm, caring demeanor invites our campers to experience a summer of fun and Achdut. It is her mission to ensure that every camper’s needs are met in a safe and exciting atmosphere.


We are thrilled to welcome Hillel Schoenfeld to the Camp Ariel family! Hillel is joining the leadership team with over 10 years of day camp and sleepaway camp experience. Over the past 5 summers Hillel has had the opportunity to lead in various supervisory roles in both Moshava Wild Rose and Sports day camps.
Known most prominently as THE camper favorite, Hillel’s personality and presence are attributes we are thrilled to be adding to the Camp Ariel family. Hillel has a deep sense of passion for the summer camp experience and we look forward to giving him a Camp Ariel welcome!


We are thrilled to welcome Seffi Arnan back to the Camp Ariel team! Seffi is a Graduate of Shalhevet High School and was a camper favorite as a counselor in Camp Ariel for many years.
After high school, Seffi spent a few years in Israel where he joined the IDF. This summer Seffi will be rejoining camp as our Teen Director. Campers love Seffi for his never-ending energy, enthusiasm, positivity and of course his ball skills.
We could not be more excited to welcome Seffi to the team!

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