Young Judaea’s Midwest Winter Convention – November 30th – December 3rd 2017

Lead by the Midwest Mazkirut (teen board), Maya Garfinkel, Ben Hirsch, Charlie Met, Melanie Silver, Tziona Chernoff, Max Aizenstein and Daryn Smith, 39 teenagers from the Midwest including 3 “field trippers” from Texas, NJ and Long Island, gathered together to have fun with their camp friends, make new memories, and learn more about others and themselves. We talked about communication …


Meet Your AWB Staff

MIRIAM ALEXANDER My name is Miriam Alexander, I am a senior at the University of Michigan studying Screen Arts & Cultures.  I have been a member of Young Judaea since my first summer at CYJ Midwest in 2003.  YJ has cultivated my love of Jewish education and tikun olam.  For two consecutive summers I led the Women’s rights tikun group …


Meet Your Year Course Social Media Ambassadors!

This year on Year Course we’re changing things up a bit, and giving you the opportunity to experience Year Course from a first person perspective. Between the different classes and trips, the community, and diversity of the participants, our Ambassadors are going to be the new lenses of Year Course. With half of them starting in Kedma and half of them …


Meet Itamar Bliman – Young Judaea South Florida Shaliach

My name is Itamar Bliman and I am 24 years old.  I was an active participant and then leader in the Israel Scouts in Haifa. The youth movement is something that is so connected to who I am as a person. It has influenced every step of my life; socially, educationally and personally. It was because of the movement that …


Meet Gonni Kern – Young Judaea Shlicha for DC/MD/VA

Hi everyone, my name is Gonni Kern and I will be joining Young Judaea as the DC/MD/VA Shlicha at the end of August. I am 22 years old. I was born and raised in Tel Aviv and I have two sisters. I am a sandwich girl. My mother was born on kibbutz and my father was born in the city. …


Living Like a Local In Jerusalem

Traveling allows you to experience and become a part of a different culture, and interning in Israel a great opportunity to immerse yourself! Dana Lidsky and Dorit Bodnick have spent the last 5 weeks living and interning in Jerusalem through the Onward Camp Counselor Program, hosted by Young Judaea. They were more than just tourists- they lived in Israel as …


It Was A Culture Exchange

By: Hannah Ableman I spent my volunteering semester at The Jaffa School in Tel Aviv. Even though the school itself is a Jewish school they recognized that their community has a big Arab population because of its location. A main focus of the school is to teach both sides of things- they don’t just have Hebrew classes, they also have …





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