Rabbi Dave Levy

Director

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.

Yoni Shear

Associate Director

Yoni attended the University of Kansas, majoring in athletic training. There he worked with the varsity football, baseball, and women’s softball teams. Yoni’s sports education rose to a new level when Coach Roy Williams asked him to join the men’s basketball team as the student athletic trainer. Following college, Yoni continued his work as an athletic trainer with Nova Southeastern University.

Yoni’s passion for sports and working with children was nurtured during the 30 summers he spent at Camp Ramah in the Poconos. As a staff member, Yoni worked as a counselor, unit head, and basketball coach. Yoni has a master’s degree in Jewish education from the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. Prior to becoming RSA Associate Director, he was a full-time Jewish educator, teaching at the Carmel Academy in Greenwich, CT, and most recently, at the Rockwern Academy in Cincinnati, OH.

Yoni and his wife, Michal Raucher, live in Cincinnati with their three kids, Naftali, Nessa, and Hadas, and dog Shoko.

Bonnie Schwartz Nolan

Business Manager & Head Swim Coach

Bonnie is the second Jewish woman to swim across the English Channel. She received her undergraduate degree in economics at The Johns HopkinsUniversity and her MBA from Columbia University. At Johns Hopkins, Bonnie was on the varsity swim team and was very involved with Hillel and Baltimore Jewish life.

Since 2001, Bonnie has worked at the JCC in Manhattan, where she has served in a variety of capacities including Financial Analyst and Director of Aquatics. She has spent the last four summers as the Aquatics Director at Camp Ramah in California.

Bonnie is an American Red Cross Authorized Provider, teaching CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguarding; a USA Swim Coach; and a Pose Method® Certified Sports Technique Specialist.

She lives with her husband, Gray, and their dog, Raven, in New York City.