Young Judaea and Hadassah enjoy a thriving and longstanding relationship dating back nearly a century. This relationship has evolved through the generations, creating young Jewish leaders who turn into active Jewish adults. While collaborations occur on a regular basis at different levels, it is through our joint work in helping future leaders flourish that instills within both of us a particular sense of pride.
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA), and Young Judaea have inaugurated a Leaders of Tomorrow Award for Young Women. This highly selective merit-based award gives two high school women the opportunity to receive full tuition for a four-week Young Judaea Teen Summer Program in Israel. With this gift, these young women will be giving back to their community by sharing their experiences through writing, blogging and speaking opportunities.
Young Judaea’s Teen Summer Programs in Israel connect participants with the land of Israel, its culture, and its spirit. With award-winning educational programming and specialty touring options, Jewish teens experience the best of Israel while building leadership and social activism skills. Participants are offered a variety of distinctive trips – whether it is with a focus on science, social entrepreneurship, advocacy, volunteering, or more. Along with a weekend of leadership training at Tel Yehudah, Young Judaea’s senior leadership camp, and a chance to explore personal special interests for a week of their trips in Israel, participants on Young Judaea’s Teen Summer Programs in Israel have every opportunity to not only travel the world, but to also make a lasting impact on the communities around them.