Our Director

Phil David – Executive Director

Phil PicPhil is excited to begin his third year at the helm of Kadimah as the camp’s Executive Director. Phil was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia and began attending Kadimah as a Gibbie in 1973. He spent eight summers as a camper, after which he attended Biluim Canada and Biluim Israel. He was then on Kadimah’s staff for 6 more summers during university and, among other roles, held the positions of Section Head, Rosh Machar and Assistant Director.

Banquet 1987

Circa 1987 (I’m the guy on the left)

Phil received his BSc ’87 and MBA ’89 from Dalhousie University and then made his way to Toronto, spending 25 years in the corporate sector working primarily in marketing roles for companies such as Wrigley’s, Schick Warner Lambert, Mars and Cara Restaurants before shifting to Operations at Toronto Pearson Airport prior to his move to Kadimah. 

Phil is a sports enthusiast with a love for hockey, particularly coaching, which he has proudly done for 20 years all the way from Select to AAA, Junior A and professionally overseas.  His most rewarding experience was coaching the Israeli Under 18 national hockey team and listening to Hatikvah play at the Canada Center in Metulla (before getting whooped by Team Canada!).

Phil currently residePhil.WebPhoto.Smallers in Toronto and is overjoyed to spend the summer at his second home in Barss Corner – 17 summers and counting. He looks forward to continuing to connect with the vast network of Kadimah alumni while helping to create memorable summers for our campers and staff on Lake William. Phil can be reached by email at: phil@campkadimah.com.