Calling all Judaeans! Join the National Mazkirut at the largest movement gathering in years as YJ returns to the Southeast! See your friends, make new ones, and enjoy beautiful, sunny Atlanta in an inspiring Zionist environment. Engage in thought-provoking discussion, learn about Israel and Judaism, enjoy the warm weather, and make great memories. It will be a convention for the ages and a weekend you will never forget! NATIONAL MIDWINTER CONVENTION will include a number of tracks and opportunities for reunions, leadership training, Israel and a chance to learn about what’s next for you. If you are planning to go on Year Course, you can meet returnees and learn more about the program. You will have a chance to get to know YJ’s shlichim and learn first-hand about new and exciting things within Israeli culture, history and current events.
You can also be a part of choosing Young Judaea’s new Mazkirut and vote on initiatives and directions for Young Judaea. Finally, you have a choice to join us for a volunteer day in Atlanta, Georgia, taking part in social action in one of the most interesting and diverse cities in the United States.
Finally, if your planning on Year Course, you will take part in some very special and meaningful programs that will help to prepare you for your year to come.
National Midwinter Convention will be held at a wonderful camp called Camp Twin Lakes: Will-a-Way about an hour outside of Atlanta, GA over Presidents’ Day Weekend (February 13-16, 2015). If you are interested in seeing what the camp looks like, click here. Every year, Jewish teen leaders and high school students, grades 9-12, have gathered to observe Shabbat together and take part in a program focusing on Zionism, Pluralism, Tikkun Olam, and tangible leadership skills.
In keeping with YJ Responds, Young Judaea’s efforts towards Tikkun Olam and Social Change, the last activity for National Midwinter Convention will be a very special program with the over 100 Camp Judaea children in the Atlanta area where the Convention participants will run a Social Action Fair for the kids and then the entire group will volunteer together for the community.