Rabbi Dave Levy
Dave was the International Director of USY from 2012-2017, overseeing all youth summer programs and year-round operations in North America, Europe and Israel. Prior to his time at USY, Dave served as the Director of Jewish Education for the Hillel at Syracuse University and as the Director of Jewish Life at Colgate University. Dave has also served as an Executive Coach for new Hillel directors.
For Dave, whose career working with children, teens and young adults is coupled with a lifelong passion for sports, RSA is the perfect fit, and he is currently pursuing his athletic coaching certification at SUNY Cortland. Dave received his rabbinic ordination in 2004 from JTS and his bachelor degrees from Columbia University and JTS in 1999.
Dave lives in New York City with his wife, Rabbi Rachel Ain, and their two sons, Jared and Zachary.
David just finished his first season as the varsity basketball coach at Solomon Schechter School of Long Island. In addition to basketball, he has been coaching soccer since 2009 with Pro Soccer Kids.
A Solomon Schechter graduate, David was the captain of both the soccer and the basketball teams and was named the IPPSAL league MVP in 2010 for soccer. David served as assistant captain of the club soccer team at SUNY Albany before transferring and graduating from Indiana University.
David is also an alumnus of Camp Monroe where he was a camper from 2002-2008 and a staff member from 2009-2013, eventually becoming the assistant athletic director. David brings an enthusiasm and love of camp to this job and wants RSA campers to have as much fun as he did at sports camp.
David currently lives on Long Island in Merrick.
Head Soccer Coach
Troy comes to RSA with extensive playing and coaching experience. As a player, Troy won national titles with Herkimer College, Briarcliffe College and the Greek Americans (CSL). He also earned all-city honors while winning three titles with Martin Luther King High School.
Troy played with the Olympic Development Program team for five years during which time he made two regional finals appearances. Troy has also trained with a number of professional teams, including the New York Cosmos, and competed in several tournaments overseas. Additionally, Troy has worked extensively with Wilmer Cabrera, the current coach of the MLS Houston Dynamo.
As a coach, Troy carries a USSF E and F license and has coached with the New York Red Bulls and the New York Cosmos youth teams. Troy has also coached at college showcases as well as college summer camps at Hofstra University.
Currently, Troy is a teacher and coach at Success Academy Charter School in Brooklyn, and we are delighted to have him on the field with us this summer.
Head Baseball Coach
Logan is a Baseball Instructor and Sales Manager at the world-renowned Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy in Stamford, Connecticut. Logan was a four-year varsity pitcher at sixth-ranked Ithaca College (Division III) in Ithaca, New York. During his high school baseball career, Logan was a two-time pitcher of the year for Joel Barlow High School in Redding, Connecticut before transferring to Suffield Academy for a post-graduate year, where he averaged 1.3 strikeouts per inning and held opponents to a .217 batting average.
Logan expresses his passion for baseball and for Ramah as follows: “I love baseball through and through — talking about it, coaching it, and playing it. I am very excited to be working with Camp Ramah for many reasons, first and foremost being that my brother has been a camper for almost 10 years now in the Tikvah program. I am grateful to Ramah for how they treat my brother, and now I am grateful for this opportunity to share my love of baseball with Jewish campers! Who knows, maybe we’ll find the next Sandy Koufax or Hank Greenberg!”
Head Tennis Coach
Marcy has been a fixture in Connecticut tennis for more than 20 years as both a professional tennis instructor and a competitive player. She is active at the national level with the United States Tennis Association in promoting the game of tennis and the instruction of young players – from preschool to high school.
In addition to founding her own tennis academy, highlights of Marcy’s tennis career include over a decade of coaching at the Yale Tennis Camp and competing in the 2017 World Maccabiah Games on the Masters team in Israel. Marcy, who has been honored by the Tennis Hall of Fame for her commitment to youth tennis, is certified by the Professional Tennis Registry as well as the United States Professional Tennis Association.
On joining the RSA team, Marcy said, “I feel privileged to be teaming up with RSA as the head tennis professional. It is my vision that the tennis courts will be bustling with players eager to have fun, learn and improve their tennis skills, manage their tournament play, and show great character on and off the tennis courts. Let’s have a ball!”
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Phil is an experienced personal trainer, certified by one of the most recognized names in personal training, the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He is also certified as a Level 2 strength and conditioning coach by the International Sports Science Association.
Phil currently serves as the Athletic Director at Carmel Academy in Connecticut, where he has worked since 2010. Phil’s wide range of athletic talents and interests has helped shape his approach to sports training and conditioning. He was a football, baseball, wrestling, cross country, and track athlete in high school. In college, he played lacrosse at the University of New Haven (D-II) where he ranked #2 for saves as a goalie in his first season and was named the team’s captain the following year.
One of Phil’s goals at RSA “is to educate campers so they understand the physics behind their movements. The more they understand the more they can maximize their potential as strong and confident athletes. I’m looking forward to strengthening RSA campers physically and mentally, all in a fun and supportive environment.”
Head Basketball Coach
To be announced soon.
Head Swim Coach
To be announced soon.