Rabbi Mendy and Mrs. Mushka Grossbaum serve as the directors of Chabad of the Crescenta Valley, and of Camp Gan Israel of the Crescenta Valley.

Rabbi Mendy and Mushka have spent more than fifteen summers working in and directing Camp Gan Israels around the world. This includes summers spent in places like Offenbach - Germany, Melbourne - Australia, Toronto - Canada, and Indianapolis Indiana, and are thrilled to be bringing that experience to CGI CV!

"We are so excited to greet you all, and we are looking forward to a wonderful few weeks together—meeting new friends, experiencing some amazing trips, and having loads of fun—all in a warm and welcoming Jewish environment."

Read more about Rabbi Mendy and Mushka  HERE.




 Leah Backman

Hi! My name is Leah Backman, I’m 17, and I live in Glendale. I'm really looking forward to working at CGI Crescenta Valley and I can’t wait to have the best summer ever!

Shani Greenberg

Hey CGI!  
My name is Shani Greenberg! 
I’m 17 and I'm originally from La Crescenta, CA, but now live in Austin, Texas! I am so excited to be back home and to be your counselor! I am ready to experience with you, all of the fun, sun and Judaism that camp Gan Izzy CV has to offer!