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Why Choose a "jewish summer" for your child?

Jewish values-based camp weaves the Jewish traditions families love at Bet Torah, into the fabric of camp. Jewish teen experiences strengthen their Jewish identities, friendships and experiences.

Many Bet Torah families go to values-based Jewish camps and teen tours, and we can help you pick the right one for your family.

Whether you are looking for your elementary aged child, or your middle schooler or high schooler, there is a wonderful Jewish option awaiting you. Studies consistently show these summer experiences are powerful reinforcers for the  Jewish identities of children. Read More

Contact Loen for information and suggestions, and/or use these popular resources:

  • Day Camp & Sleep-away Camps: Use the "Find a Camp" tool to begin your search for the perfect summer experience and then visit each camp’s website for more detailed information.
  • Teen Tours & Experiences: FindYourSummer.org is the place for Jewish teens to discover summer experiences as unique as they are.

overnight Camps for Elementary & middle schoolers

There are a variety of traditional and specialty overnight camps that span different denominations of Judaism, accommodate special needs and interests, and offer unique programming, catering to each family’s needs.

  • Loen and many Bet Torah families are available to discuss your options and your family needs.  Contact us with any questions!
  • Learn more about the benefits of Jewish values-based summer camp: Read More
  • Use the "Find a Camp" tool to begin your search for the perfect summer experience and then visit each camp’s website for more detailed information. Read More

 

"SUMMERTIME IS FOR JOYOUS JUDAISM" BY BET TORAH'S OWN LAURIE LICHTENSTEIN

The summer I went camp shopping I focused my search on camps that were run by Jewish organizations, where Jewish values, Jewish learning, and yes, Jewish ritual took center stage... Joyous Judaism. Yes, I want my kids to unplug, gain independence, and learn to swim but I really want them to spend their summers tending to a love that will root itself in their consciousness, and grow each summer, nurturing a lifelong relationship with their faith... My youngest went for the first time this year... [The letter that arrived] a week into camp was the best three lines I have read in a long time.

“Dear Mom,

I will never experience a Shabbat like the one at Eisner. It made me realize how proud I am to be Jewish. All the singing, and dancing- it was quite enjoyable.”

Click here to read Laurie's full article for eJewishPhilanthropy

Jewish Summers for Our Teens

FindYourSummer.org is the place for Jewish teens to discover summer experiences as unique as they are.

Teens and their families can use the site to search among more than 350 programs that appeal to different passions, interests, and backgrounds. From specialty programs focused on surfing and the arts, to social action projects and international travel opportunities, and so many more, there’s a perfect experience for every Jewish teen.  FindYourSummer.org

Save on Teen Summers in Israel

RootOne Vouchers (R1V) for $3,000 are available to current Jewish high-schoolers who participate in Israel travel summer experiences from BBYO, Ramah, URJ (NFTY), USY, Young Judaea, and more! Vouchers are limited, not guaranteed. Eligibility is not connected to financial need or merit. 

usy summer experiences

For over 60 years, USY has provided Jewish teens with transformative travel experiences, opening their eyes to new places, different ways of life, and some of the world’s most spectacular sights.

On a USY Summer Experience, you will form lifelong bonds and friendships with teens from across North America, be immersed in other cultures and see the world from a different perspective, develop a deeper understanding of global issues and conflict, repair the world in local communities through volunteer work and service, and discover the joy of Jewish living through fun, meaningful experiences that create a lasting impact. 

CHRISTOPHER B. GORDON MEMORIAL FUND

At Bet Torah, we are able to help support our teens' participation in USY Summer Experiences through the generosity of the Christopher B. Gordon Memorial Fund. Teens who apply and are awarded funds can expect up to one-third of the trip to be covered.

Funds are awarded to Bet Torah members in good standing. The fund supports Conservative Movement travel programs.

Applications are available after Purim. Recipients will be notified by Passover. Awards are presented at the Zimriyah End of Year Celebration at Bet Torah.

Fri, October 7 2022 12 Tishrei 5783