CYJ Update: Robin Anderson, Director

Check out a few former Midwesties who stayed on to lead the movement

CYJ Midwest is gearing up for the 2018 summer. Our final event this spring is the  annual camp picnic on Sunday, May 6th at Central Park in Skokie, IL. We hope some of our Midwest Bogrim will join us. Contact Rachel at if you can join us to help CYJ’s first time campers excited for the summer!

In 2018, we have campers and staff joining us from 11 states, as well as from Mexico, France and Israel. We just added two new elements to the high ropes course and a new pedal boat to the beach!

We are excited to have many of our Midwesties back working this summer – Tania Blanga, Lara Braverman, Tziona Chernoff, Noah Cope, Danny Gabel, Maya Garfinkel, Jonathan Gendler, Ben Hirsch, Sam Honan, Mollie Kramer, Lauren Kurtzer, Josh May, Molly Mintz, Jessica Morris & Gabe Rosenthal – along with our shlichim and other staff.

In 2019, CYJ Midwest will be offering a Counselor in Training (CIT) program for entering 12th graders. If you are interested in knowing more, connect with Robin at