Last month, Young Judaea South Florida had an amazing kick-off event! We had an outstanding number of kids in grades 4-7 show up. The kids were eager to bring YJ back and everyone was excited to see all their friends. We also had many new faces show up who shared that they loved the event and can’t wait for more. We started off the event with mingling and free play for the returning kids to see their friends again and the new kids to get to know everyone. We then split up into two groups -4th-5th graders and 6th-7th graders. The groups rotated between different stations. One station had a Jeopardy game all about Israel and Young Judaea. We even snuck in a Rikkud category which was extremely fun for everyone involved. We played a few seconds of the music and to get the question correct they had to get up and do some of the dance. The other station was different mixer games that involved a lot of laughing kids. For the third station everyone joined together and did a great round of Shira Shketa and Rikkud. Every single kid was dancing and singing just like they would be if they were at their respective junior camps. Overall it was a great event with an even better turnout! I am thrilled that each kid is excited to come to more events throughout the year and that the parents are even more thrilled that their kids get to experience Young Judaea like they did growing up! I can’t wait for future events that YJ South Florida will have in the coming year!