Gordon House Dedication

  • Gordon House Dedication

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  • Aaron and Blanche Gordon

  • Jonathan Cohen, third-generation President, The Cohen Camps

  • Mindee Gerstein Meltzer, Director of Camp Tevya

  • Michael Leven, Tevya alumnus and Gordon House benefactor

  • Michael Leven, Tevya alumnus and Gordon House benefactor

  • Michael and Jonathan cut the ribbon

  • The mezuzzah makes it officially open!

  • A rousing rendition of 76 Trombones

  • Gordon House

What a celebration!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Thank you to everyone in the Tevya family who joined us to joyfully dedicate Gordon House in honor of Aaron and Blanche Gordon and their legacy of Tevya leadership, and to express deepest gratitude to Tevya alumnus Michael Leven for fulfilling this dream.

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Gordon House, the new staff residence at the entrance to Camp Tevya, can now enrich Tevya campers’ opportunities for learning and growth every day by housing more department heads and senior specialists and by welcoming more visiting rabbis, artists, and coaches.

Aaron and Blanche Gordon built a legacy of exceptional leadership, strong character, and devoted commitment during Aaron’s nearly 25-year tenure as Camp Tevya Director 1948-1971—and as a teacher at Boston Latin School. Beloved by campers and staff, their memory continues to inspire the generations who knew them.

Tevya alumnus Michael Leven, Georgia Aquarium CEO and veteran hospitality executive, makes Gordon House possible through his extraordinary $1 million gift, Tevya’s largest ever. A Tevya “legend” himself, as a camper and on staff, he also cherishes his years as Aaron Gordon’s student at Boston Latin. Michael’s generosity will significantly enhance Tevya campers’ experiences, this summer and for years to come.