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Elena Gogolev

Camp Gesher Family Relations & Camper Care Coordinator

Elena grew up in the former Soviet Union and became familiar with Jewish culture only as a teenager. Elena studied at a Jewish high school, went to Jewish camps and seminars as a camper then became a leader and volunteer in Jewish organizations Hilel and Marom in Russia and Israel. Elena moved to Los Angeles in 2014 and was involved with the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles as a volunteer in hosting, promotion, planning, and organizing events for RSJ families. Elena has experience in journalism and advertising with a master’s degree in journalism and applied this experience and knowledge in Camp Gesher. Elena and her husband have two children, and it is very important to raise them in Jewish culture and gain Jewish values from early childhood.