For nearly two decades, our network of summer and winter camps in the former Soviet Union have reached tens of thousands of children, teens, university-age students and their families, connecting them to their heritage, Israel and the Jewish people. The week-long summer camps, which operate in over 14 cities and towns, immerse campers in a week of Jewish life, learning and culture.
Camp is a cultural lifeline for youth, especially in small peripheral cities and towns where it is often the only Jewish educational activity the entire year. It also encourages campers to further explore their heritage and become involved in youth clubs, Sunday schools, and Jewish holiday celebrations. Nearly 50% of campers return to camp and many become community leaders. Former campers are also prime candidates for short and long–term programs in Israel such as Taglit- Birthright Israel and MASA.
Camping in the FSU would not be possible without the critical partnership of:
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, The Associated-Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC), International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, UJA– Federation of New York, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, Jewish Federation of Greater Middlesex County, Jewish Federation of Monmouth County, Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Syracuse Jewish Federation, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and The Genesis Philanthropy Group.