12: Interview with Judah Mischel Executive Director of Camp HASC

The sweetest of the sweet! What a zchus  to interview my friend Judah Mischel, Executive Director of Camp HASC. In this interview we go behind the scenes in what is takes to run Camp HASC each summer for 7 glorious weeks. We talk about the outstanding staff, the beautiful campers, the amazing parents of Special Needs kids (myself included) and of course the famous HASC Concert. We also talk about Judah’s personal history from where he grew up to where he is today. Is Camp HASC Israel on the agenda? Listen to this amazing episode and be inspired.

Name: Judah Mischel

Position: Executive Director of Camp HASC

Website: www.CampHASC.org

LinkedIn: Judah on LinkedIn

Twitter: @judahmischel

Judah Mischel

People & Companies Mentioned In This Episode:

Dani Waxman

Rabbi Mordechai and Mrs. Blanche Kahn OBM, Founders of HASC


HASC Center


Nefesh B’Nefesh – Both The Mischel’s and the Kligman’s were on the very first NBN flight in 2002.

During the interview we had a brain freeze and forgot to mention that Nefesh B’Nefesh Co-Founder Rabbi Yehoshua Fass had worked in Camp HASC.

Rabbi Smiles & Family


Yeshivat Sha’alvim


Baruch University

Yeshiva Reishit Yerushalayim

Aish HaTorah

Mesorah Kollel

Naftali Herrmann, MSW



Rav Dessler ZT”L

Rabbi Matisyahu Salomon, Shli’ta

Richard Joel

Judge Dan Butler

Uri Butler, VP of Smiles 🙂

500 Staff Members for 350 Kids!

Shmiel Kahn

Dr. Rayzel Yaish

Rav Avi Pollak

Tuli Klein


Faygie Waxman

Shaya Dubin

Alyssa Sacks

Esti Horowitz

Governor Andrew Cuomo

Simcha Felder

Dov Hikind

Jeremy B. Strauss, Camp HASC Chairman

Mordechai Ben David

Avraham Fried

Chaim Dovid

Shlomo Katz

Diaspora Yeshiva Band

Abe Eisner, Concert Chairman

Rabbi Shlomo Stern

Rabbi Strasser – Binyan Strasser

Eitan Katz

David Prince

Yonatan Sklar

Avi Stahler

Rabbi Dr. Benjy Epstein

Dr. Shulamis Pollak

The Camp HASC Run


Alex Grossman

Camp HASC Cares

Camp HASC Simchaton

Camp HASC Israel – Interested in being part of the discovery group? send an email to campHASCIsrael@gmail.com

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About the author, Nachum

Nachum Kligman is the co-founder and CEO of Book Like A Boss software. Nachum is a visionary entrepreneur, brand builder, marketer and business consultant through his company, Ideago LLC.

He has founded or co-founded more than twenty companies and entrepreneurial projects such as Viewbix, ZipUp Inc, NextDor Inc., and others.

He is the only man in history to own a Pizza Store on Rechov Meah Shearim, and he was a two-time Color War winning General at Raninu Day Camp back in the 90’s.

He has consulted hundreds of business owners and non-profit organizations and is also an author, speaker and an amateur photographer. He holds three technology patents for his vision and ideas that resulted in Viewbix Inc. He also has a very successful weekly podcast, “The Frum Entrepreneur,” which is consistently one of the top Jewish podcasts on iTunes.

His biggest aspiration in life is to be a ben Torah and to help his fellow Jews succeed in the business world. He lives with his wife and children in Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel.

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