The Camp Tavor Team
Meet our year-round staff and our summer leadership team!
Amit credits much of her own leadership and Jewish identity development to summers as a camper and counselor in the woods of Northern Ontario.
Amit brings her years of experience in youth leadership programming as an educator, manager and camp director to Camp Tavor. Amit managed day-to-day camp operations of a wilderness leadership camping program for Jewish teens.
As the manager for the Student Conservation Association’s Detroit programs, Amit supervised an intergenerational staff responsible for collaborating with high school youth leading environmental conservation projects throughout Detroit’s city parks and neighborhood green spaces.
Amit has worked as an educator with middle school, high school and college-age students engaged in critical service learning experiences. Amit has a Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan, focused on youth and community development.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Randy Lubratich grew up in Westchester County, New York, but her summers were spent at Camp Dunmore in Salisbury, Vermont starting at age 8. She spent 15 joyous years going from camper to counselor.
She moved to Kalamazoo, MI in 2009 to complete the latter stages of a lengthy career in television media where she developed her communication and outreach skills which she is excited to contribute to the success of Camp Tavor.
In recent years, she has worked with Kalamazoo’s Elizabeth Upjohn Community Healing Center, planning and executing numerous successful campaigns.
“I believe camp is where we set the foundation of the people we will become and I am so happy to share the gift of Tavor with as many families as I can!"
Office Admin & Enrollment Coordinator
Hello, nice to meet you! I’m Kit Shaw-Colorado, a native Michigander who has been living, growing my career and family in Colorado for the past 14 years. In the summer of 2020 my family returned to Michigan to be closer to family, friends and the water.
I am an Administration Executive with nearly 20 years of experience in management and administration. For the past eight years, I served as the Executive Director of Congregation Bonai Shalom in Boulder, CO.
I am an idealist, collaborative leader, dreamer, and do-er. I’m a community leader, organizational motivator, organizer, and innovator. I am deeply committed to social justice, equity, and sustainability.
I adore my family, our big old (100 years old) house and thrifting for treasures to fill it. In my down time I can usually be found going on adventures with my wife and our daughter, playing fetch with our dog Hero, listening to music, googling Ruth Bader Ginsberg, learning about Judaism, doing art, or reading Harry Potter.
Matthew Mosher has a unique combination of environmental, youth programming, and maintenance experience.
The bulk of his career has been spent performing environmental restoration and park maintenance with public agencies such as AmeriCorps, California Conservation Corps, MI DNR, and the City of Portage, MI.
His personal focus will be on the safety of campers, properly functioning facilities, preventative maintenance, and the beautification of camp while maintaining the “rustic” Camp Tavor feel.
“While working at Camp Tavor I have come to appreciate the beauty and charm of the camp. I truly think of Camp Tavor as a special place. The energy and enthusiasm displayed by the campers, counselors, and staff had a great deal of impact on me. I didn't realize how much I missed that optimistic, enthusiastic energy of young people.”
We're so pleased to have this new partnership with Matthew and look forward to our future years together.
My name is Jordyn Schreiber and I’m so excited to join Tzedek Tzevet this year!
I’m 23 years old and graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2020, majoring in Psychology. Right now in addition to working on Tzedek, I work as an assistant teacher in a first-grade classroom in Minneapolis. This past summer was my first summer at Tavor — I was on MBT Tzevet and LOVED it.
I’m thrilled to be a part of Tzedek to continue actualizing my passions for social justice and working with youth.
Year-Round Program Coordinator
Year-Round Program Coordinator
Shosh has been spending summers at Tavor since 2006, and has held various roles on tzevet through the past few years, most recently Techni in 2018.
Shosh graduated from Michigan State University in 2019 and has since been working in the Detroit area doing GIS (geographic information systems).
Tavor has always been a meaningful and grounding space, that has helped build her connection to Judaism along with learning leadership and relationship building skills. She is excited to be back working with Tavor alongside Naomi as the Bonimot tzedek coordinator.
My name is Shana Olson and I am so excited to return to Tavor in a new role this summer. I am a 3rd generation Habonim alum, following in the footsteps of my father and grandfather. I spent summers at Tavor as a chanichol (camper), madrichol (counselor), Merakezet Chinuch (Education Director), and I was an MBI madrichol (Israel program counselor) in 2001.
My years at Tavor instilled in me a passion for social justice, compassion for children, and skills in leadership and team management that lead me to pursue an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. Since obtaining my LMSW, my focus has been on improving the mental and behavioral health of children and adolescents. I have held leadership positions in a variety of programs in juvenile justice, schools, and psychiatric hospital program.
I currently work with adolescents, adults, and families struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, conflictual relationships, and coping with transitions in my own private practice. I look forward to bringing my expertise to help make this summer a happy and healthy one for the entire Tavor community.
I am excited to share this summer at Tavor with my husband, Kevin, and 4 children. Nina (12) will be in Bonimot, Eli (10) will be in Amelimot, Lilah(7) and Ezra (4) will be hanging out in the Bayit (Camp office building) and on the Kikar (central gathering area).
Camper Care Partner
Donna has been at Tavor since 1973 (not continuously!). First as a camper then as a counselor, parent of campers, and parent of counselors.
In 2011, she began her tenure as camp nurse, she works the rest of the year per diem as an RN in San Francisco
In addition to tending to the physical and emotional health of the chanichimot and tzevet, she loves her time at this very special place and is passionate about the connections to generations of campers. Donna loves that everyone now joins in on Friday night during the Madatz cheers to sing a song she brought back to camp from the 1970s! (We’re the KM of Tavor…..)
2022 Summer Staff
Rosh Tavor, Summer 2022
Hi! My name is Talia Yaari, and I am so excited to be taking on the role of Rosh Tavor 2022!
I have been involved in the Tavor community my entire life, attending ken events with my older siblings before I was finally old enough for my first summer at camp in 2007. I have worn many hats during my 5 years on tzevet, taking on the roles of Madrichol, Mashatz, and Madatz Madrichol over the summers, as well as doing year-round work as a member of Ken tzevet, Bonimot Tzedek tzevet, and Camp Committee.
I am originally from West Bloomfield, Michigan, but I live in Ann Arbor where I am working towards my degree in Sociology and Social Work at the University of Michigan. I owe so much of my personhood to Tavor and the truly special community we build together in Three Rivers. At Tavor we place great value upon learning and questioning, self-expression, and youth empowerment, and this has continued to inform who I am as I have grown into adulthood. I love Tavor so much, and I am so excited for another summer of dance parties, lake swims, and youth autonomy.