OUR HAVURAH PROGRAM IS UNIQUELY DESIGNED FOR RUSSIAN-SPEAKING JEWISH TEENS TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR HERITAGE, TO EVOKE THEIR CURIOSITY ABOUT THEIR OWN FAMILY HISTORY, AND TO BUILD STRONG CONNECTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THEIR UNIQUE COMMUNITY …
Through a variety of innovative informal educational and recreational experiences, Havurah participants explore and deepen their relationships with Israel, Jewish traditions, and Jewish culture and identity. With a commitment to Jewish pluralism as one of its core values, Tel Yehudah is a comfortable setting for Russian Jewish teens from a wide array of backgrounds. Each year, campers come to Tel Yehudah from all over the United States, Britain, and Israel, with a wide range of Jewish affiliation, education, and commitment. Sharing some of the activities and free time with the campers of Tel Yehudah's leadership program, Havurah teens have an opportunity to develop friendships with Jewish teenagers from outside their own community. With a strong focus on Israel at the core of the camp program, the counselors and educators from Israel, alongside the ones that come from North America, guide all aspects of the Jewish lifestyle we strive to maintain in camp.
THE HAVURAH EXPERIENCE
Havurah is the only program of its kind in the United States, which brings teens from Russian-speaking families from across the country and the world and strengthens their Russian-Jewish identity, culture, and heritage and allows them to build a community. For most participants in our program this is the first time that they are surrounded by 100 teens who come from so many different cities and yet they all have a shared background in common. And most amazingly, they are guided and mentored by bright and passionate young adults who also share that background with them. Camp Tel Yehudah is the perfect environment for teens to be in a balanced environment that allows them to focus on their Russian-Jewish background, while being a part of the greater Jewish community in North America.
Register for Havurah and join the Tel Yehudah and Young Judaea tradition of Jewish Leadership!
Havurah campers will: