One of the highlights of the TSC Experience is the ability to learn from expert professionals who have achieved great success in their field. The knowledge and training that they are able to offer campers is what makes the learning experience so rich. Across all of our specialty camp activities we work with professional coaches, athletes, academic institutions and other communal organizations and companies.
Ron Blomberg – Baseball
Ron Blomberg is a former New York Yankee and the first ever designated hitter in Major League Baseball history. Ron, who grew up in Georgia is proud of his Jewish roots and the role he plays as a Jewish baseball player. His biography entitled Designated Hebrew: The Ron Blomberg Story tells the story of Ron’s rise into the Major Leagues after being drafted first overall by the NY Yankees. Ron is known by campers and staff as friendly and a big personality. He is everyone’s supporter at our specialty Baseball Camp. Learn more about Ron Blomberg here.
Herb Brown – Basketball
Herb Brown is a former head NBA coach of the Detroit Pistons and a former assistant head coach with a number of NBA franchises including the Rockets, Suns, Pacers, 76ers, Trail Blazers, Hawks and Bobcats. Herb has since coached all over the world, including three different Men’s open Maccabiah teams and authored three books about basketball coaching. Herb provides a detailed and extensive knowledge of the game which he is able to impart on all players and coaches at our specialty Basketball Camp. Learn more about Herb Brown here.
Lenny Krayzelburg – Swim
Lenny Krayzelburg is a four time Olympic Gold medalist swimmer. He specialized in back stroke competing at the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. Lenny moved to the US from the Ukraine when he was a child and grew up competing at the JCC Maccabi Games as well as the Maccabiah Games in Israel. Upon retiring, Lenny founded the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy to teach water safety to children. It is featured in a number of JCC’s around the country now. Lenny runs a very high level program at our specialty swim clinics each summer, providing an intesive day’s instruction for campers looking to step up their level of competitive swim competency. Learn more about Lenny Krayzelburg here.
Max Seibald – Lacrosse
Max Seibald is a former professional Lacrosse player from Major League Lacrosse, having played for the Denver Outlaws, New York Lizards and Boston Canons. Max has competed for Team USA at two world Games and was previously tied for the world’s fastest shot. Max was a Nike endorsed athlete, having featured in a number of TV commercials alongside the likes of Lebron James, Kobe Bryant and Adrian Peterson. Max runs Maximum Lacrosse Camps, a company he founded with the aim of providing first class lacrosse instruction. NJY Camps’ relationship with Max runs deep and his regular appearances during the Lacrosse specialty camp is of huge value. Learn more about Max Seibald here.
Jules Heningburg – Lacrosse
Jules Heningburg is a current Major League Lacrosse (MLL) player of the Florida Launch team, having been chosen as a first round draft pick (7th overall). Jules plays as an attacker with a formidable scoring record. As a Rutgers student, Jules recorded the 7th most goals all time in Rutgers history, earning him a spot as a two-time All American and two-time first team All-Big Ten. Alongside his professional playing career, Jules works with the Maximum Lacrosse Camps as a coach, imparting his many years of top level playing experience. Jules will be the primary lacrosse coach at the NJY Camps specialty camp.
New York Red Bulls – Soccer
The New York Red Bulls are an American professional soccer club that compete as a member of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer (MLS). The club’s first team have attracted many world famed soccer players during the franchise’s history, including Thierry Henry, but beyond the elite level, The NY Red Bulls are regarded to have one of the most comprehensive talent development programs in the US for the game of soccer. NJY Camps had the fortunate privilege of becoming a NY Red Bulls training partner in 2018 and as a result receive the benefits of a specialty soccer camp instructed by a top level licensed coach of the NY Red Bulls and it’s first rate player progression curriculum.
Shlomo Glickstein – Tennis
Shlomo is Israel’s most successful tennis player of all time. In his prime, Shlomo was in the top 20 ranked players in the world and played at all the major opens including Wimbledon, the French Open, US Open and Australian Open. Shlomo is now the president of the Israeli Tennis Association and visits the US to teach at camp each summer. Learn more about Shlomo Glickstein here.
Gregorgy Kaidanov – TSC Chess
Gregory is an International Chess Grandmaster and member of the USA world championship winning team. Gregory, originally from Russia, now lives in Kentucky and teaches chess professionally. Learn more about Gregory Kaidanov here.
Ben Gurion University of the Negev – TSC Biology & Chemistry, Astronomy and Physics
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, based in Israel have partnered with the NJY Camps on their science programs for a number of years. They provide us with support and guidance to ensure that many of our STEM programs are maintained at a high level.
Wingate Institute – TSC Physiology & Kinesiology
Wingate Institute are a professional sports science institute in Israel. They provide us with support and guidance to ensure that our Specialty Physiology and Kinesiology program is maintained at a high level. Learn more about our physiology instructor, Adit Ganot here.
92nd Street Y – TSC Ceramics, Painting & Drawing and Jewelry Making
The 92nd Street Y is a cultural arts hub in Manhattan. They are the premier JCC in the country for arts based programming and are regularly featured on TV. Our partnership with them allows us to bring quality arts based programming to camp.