Rabbi Tropper co- founded Keshet in the summer of 2001. His goal was to provide an outstanding and innovative camping experience to Jewish boys in southern California similar to an overnight camp experience. Over the years he has consistently made this goal a reality by constantly implementing exciting and unexpected events and activities in to each camp day. Rabbi Tropper has over 20 years teaching and administrative experience for such organizations such as Shaarey Zedek congregation and Emek Hebrew Academy. He received semicha (rabbinical degree) from the Israeli Chief Rabbinate and is currently an administrator as well as 1st grade rebbe at Emek Hebrew academy in Sherman Oaks California.
Rabbi Morris joined the Keshet staff in 2003 and has been an integral part of our growth. Among his responsibilities is managing and overseeing the camp staff and he has proven his expertise in hiring the finest and most capable counselors. He has a more than a decade of teaching experience and is well respected and liked by students, parents and campers. His insight in to innovative and exciting programming has added much to the unique camping experience of Keshet. During the school year he teaches at Emek Hebrew Academy in Sherman Oaks California, and is involved in a number of other projects including adult education.
Keshet realizes that your child’s safety is of primary concern to you, and so it is to us. Therefore we only employee young men who portray the highest levels of maturity, responsibility and good middos. Keshet staff come from any number of Yeshiva high schools and batei midrashsos from across the country and Israel but all counselors have at one time or another been campers at Keshet. Their previous experience as Keshet campers, and a deep understanding of the Keshet philosophy make them the best camp counselors around. All counselors must be C.P.R. & First Aid certified, undergo a multi faceted interview process, and continue with in service training throughout the summer. In addition a number of our older counselors are Red Cross certified lifeguards and supervise all our water activities. Keshet is extremely proud to have many counselors who have returned summer after summer and are well known to returning campers.