What is Nageela?
We're so glad you asked!
Nageela West Coast creates social and educational programs that excite Jewish children all over the region!
We specialize in elementary and middle school students, and our most popular events include after school social programs, Shabbaton weekend retreats, Bnei Mitzvah preparation, Hebrew School and holiday party bashes!
Our flagship program is CAMP NAGEELA WEST, an overnight Jewish camp program!
Why is Nageela important?
So many items compete for attention in the life of a child or young adult. There's schoolwork, sports, family, friends, hobbies... where does Judaism fit in?
It can be difficult to develop happy, passionate Jewish adults. Frankly, most kids don't gain very much from sitting through a Synagogue service or reading the Bible.
Nageela creates a community of peers. Kids who are connected in their Judaism, and enjoy getting together, seeing each other at weekly programs, seasonal events and summer camp. Throw in energetic, caring mentors and volunteers, and you have a recipe for children who love being Jewish, want to learn and grow and are a part of a community.
Lake Tahoe Jewish kids participating in our HannuCookoff
Friends bonding at Bryce Canyon during our annual Winter Leadership Retreat
A 25 year veteran of the Nageela Jewish Experiences system, Rabbi Locker is the founder of Camp Nageela West and Nageela West Coast, and is an innovator who has developed brand new concepts like Selfie Torah, NageeLatte, Mitzpacha and Pickle Jews.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY where he developed his love for dill pickles, Rabbi Locker received his Rabbinic ordination from Rabbinical Seminary of America, as well as achieving high scores at Hogwarts. He currently live in Las Vegas with his awesometastic family.
He loves playing music, art and occasionally, time travel.
Rabbi Locker heads up Nageela operations in Las Vegas and outlying cities, and oversees the overall regional program and Camp Nageela West.