Friday, February 21, 2020

Coming off a highly successful 2019 season, Rabbi Reuven Hoff, founder and director of Camp Malchus, invites the community to reserve their space for summer 2020. With early registration by September 15, campers will receive free hot lunch along with their summer fun.

Founded in 2015, Camp Malchus is currently housed at Congregation Zichron Mordechai on West Englewood Avenue in Teaneck. Proximity to Votee Park provides the campers with plentiful grounds. Unique to Camp Malchus, geared for boys in grades 5 to 7, is the combination of Torah, non-competitive sports and the innovative GEM program created by Rabbi Hoff. The GEM program, which Rabbi Hoff will be implementing year-round in several yeshiva elementary schools in the metropolitan area, consists of games, engineering and music. The program emphasizes life skills and caring along with creativity and skill-building.

Rabbi Reuven Hoff received his semicha from Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch. He currently serves as a program director at Yeshivas Beis Dovid in Monsey in addition to working one on one with students of Gemara using his successful Kinyan Perek Program. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Grinspoon Award for Teaching Excellence. Prior to teaching at Yeshivas Beis Dovid, Rabbi Hoff taught at Bi-Cultural Day School in Connecticut and served as the youth director at the Young Israel of Riverdale. He also serves as a Chazzan for Yomim Noraim in Manhattan. Hoff and wife, Brocha, live in Monsey and are blessed with seven children.

Rabbi Hoff’s mission in creating Camp Malchus was to provide a summer of “spiritual and emotional health” to his campers. Keeping his numbers small, Rabbi Hoff and his counselors are able to provide individual attention to each boy while providing a full range of activities. In addition to the daily learning and swimming, and weekly trips, the creative activities allow each camper to pursue a special interest, which may include basic engineering, coding and magic. Rabbi Hoff is pleased that his campers come from different schools within Bergen County and are able to create meaningful friendships with boys of all backgrounds.

The Early Bird Registration Special, which includes free hot lunch, is in effect until September 15. Please visit www.campmalchusstem.com or call 917-405-7349 to register.

By Pearl Markovitz