About Camp Slapshots
Camp Slapshots, entering its 16th year of excellence, is the premier sports day camp in New Jersey. Camp Slapshots has provided hundreds of campers with the opportunity to improve their hockey and basketball skills, learn proper sportsmanship and play competitive games, all while having a blast!
Started in 2003 with twelve campers playing hockey, Camp Slapshots has grown each year to a record 460 (combined in 3 weeks) in 2017. Camp Slapshots currently consists of hockey and basketball with opportunities to play flag football and baseball as well. With innovative skill workshops, exciting clinics, competitive games, and amazing contests and tournaments, Camp Slapshots is the ideal place for anyone who enjoys sports.
Davening, learning groups, and true role models on staff help us accomplish our goal of teaching campers important life skills as well.
With an amazing staff to camper ratio, each camper will receive the individual attention that he so deserves.
Yitz Rabovsky is excited to be back for his 2nd summer at Camp Slapshots. Yitz has a long history in both summer camp, and organized athletics. Yitz worked for 10 summers in Camp Heller as Program Director, bringing constant excitement to campers of all ages. He currently serves as the Director of Student Activities at HANC, previously coaching basketball at HANC as well as MTA. He currently lives in Far Rockaway with his wife Elisheva and daughter Aliza
Sports have always been a big part of Yitz’s life, growing up in Boca Raton as a lifelong Miami Heat fan (yes, before Lebron got there) and Dolphins fan. He knows how important and vital sports can be to many kids and is excited to bring that energy and vision to the Slapshots family.
Yoni Stone has been involved with hockey for as long as he can remember. He started byh playing in the TABC JR Hockey league and then continued to play throughout high school in TABC.
He studied in Yeshivat Sha’alvim for two years before returning to Yeshiva University where he graduated with a degree in psychology. Currently Yoni is in his second year at Semicha in Yeshiva University.
Yoni has not only played hockey but has been coaching for the past few years. Yoni coached the Moriah hockey team for two years and currently coaches the MTA varsity Hockey team. As well as coaching, Yoni co-owns the TABC Jr Hockey league, a hockey league for 3rd-8th graders.
Yoni not only teaches the skills to play the game, but loves to instill respect, sportsmanship and proper middos in his players.
Yoni is coming back for his sixth summer in Camp Slapshots, and looks forward to his best summer yet
Yoni and his wife, Cayley live in Teaneck, New Jersey.
About The Staff
Rabbi Sariel Malitzky
Rabbi Sariel Malitzky has been passionately involved in both formal and informal Jewish Education, summer camps, and youth sports for over a decade. After serving as the head of hockey, followed by head of sports in Camp Lavi, he founded Camp Slapshots in 2003, and has been directing and guiding its continuous growth ever since. From its inception, Rabbi Malitzky has guided and directed every aspect of the camp. With a commitment to skill building, an emphasis on playing sports “the right way”, and a dedication to ensuring that the campers have a blast, it is no surprise that the camp has been a tremendous success. The camp, which began in 2003 with twelve campers, was full last summer with over 250 campers!
Rabbi Malitzky has held numerous coaching jobs in the Yeshiva High School Hockey League. During his coaching tenure, he developed a reputation for teaching proper sportsmanship, in addition to teaching the requisite skills to compete at the highest level. In 2003, he co-founded the ever popular TABC JR Hockey League, a floor hockey league for elementary school boys in Teaneck, NJ.
After ten amazing years of teaching at TABC, Rabbi Malitzky is currently in his first year at JEC High School where he serves as a Rabbe for multiple grades and levels and is also a key member of the administrative team. He also serves as the Director of Recruitment, which is a natural position for his warmth and energy to exude. In addition, Rabbi Malitzky is the Assistant Rabbi at Ohr Torah in Highland Park.
Rabbi Sariel Malitzky lives in Highland Park with his wife Shoshi and six children.
Dovid Oratz is excited to be entering his 4th year of Camp Slapshots. Dovid attended JEC where he played on a multitude of sports teams (basketball, hockey, soccer, and softball) and was a big component to the teams’ success. After high school, Dovid attended Yeshivat Torat Shraga for 2 years and then stayed for 3 more years as a madrich. During that time he was the League Coordinator for the AFI basketball league in Israel.
He graduated from Touro College with a BA in Psychology and then went to receive his Masters in Social Work from Long Island University. During the year, Dovid is a Rebbe at Yeshivat Ashreinu in Beit Shemesh.
Dovid has been the Sports Director at Camp Kaylie for the past 7 years and looks forward to bringing that experience into Camp Slapshots.
Dovid currently lives in Ramat Beit Shemes with his wife, Emily.
Ezra Stone grew up in Teaneck playing sports. He played in TBO, TYB and TABC Jr Hockey. Ezra was a star defenseman for Yavneh Academy’s hockey team, Camp Mesorah’s travel team and TABC Jr. Varsity and Sr. Varsity teams. He was an instrumental player on TABC’s JV’s undefeated championship team. Ezra served as assistant captain on both JV and Varsity TABC Storm teams.
While a counselor in Camp Mesorah, Ezra assisted in coaching Mesorah’s hockey team and coached Mesorah’s first undefeated football team. Upon returning from studying for two years at Yeshivat Sha’alvim, he served as sports commissioner for the Morasha Kollel’s sports league, where he organized leagues and tournaments. Ezra also served as the Youth Director at Congregation Arzei Darom for two years. Ezra is currently the head coach for the Moriah Hockey team and the assistant coach for The Frisch Varsity team. Ezra is currently learning in the Yeshiva University RIETS Semicha program.
Ezra recognizes his role as a model for athletic aptitude, as well as sportsmanship and proper middos.
Ezra has been involved in Camp Slapshots for many years and is looking forward to another amazing summer.
Ezra and his wife, Talia live in Teaneck.