National Office- 50 west 58th St
New York, NY 10019
Contact: Sandy Samuel
Toll Free: 866-9YJ-WEST
For 100 years, Young Judaea, the Zionist youth movement sponsored by Hadassah, has played a pivotal role in the development of Jewish identities for tens of thousands of American Jewish youth.
Dedicated to instilling Jewish values, Jewish pride and a lifelong commitment to Israel, Young Judaea provides its enriching programs through experiential education while maintaining its commitment to political nonpartisanship and religious pluralism. Young Judaea has brought generations of young Jews from a rich variety of religious, cultural and political backgrounds together, underscoring the beauty, power and diversity of American Jewish life. Today, Young Judaea is the preeminent Zionist youth movement on the continent.
Young Judaea is pluralistic in nature and therefore encompasses the range of Jewish affiliation. Events are kosher and observe Shabbat. The movement sponsors clubs, conventions, regional camps, a national camp for older teens, summer in Israel programs, and an award-winning 10-month bridge Year Course in Israel program.
Young Judaea has local year-round programs for 3rd-12th graders from September to May. We are currently looking to start a Young Judaea group in the Greater Seattle area. Young Judaea activities may include overnights, stories, games, scouting, sports, the Hebrew arts and outings that direct the young people’s energies into Jewish expression and enjoyment.
Young Judaea offers one-, two- and three-week summer camp programs. The regional camp draws members from all the Western states and brings them to a lovely spot in southern Washington State.
The Young Judaea Year Course program in Israel offers up to a full year of university credit. The new Year Course Olami program offers travel from Israel to seven different countries, allowing participants to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of diverse Jewish cultures.
Should you be interested in volunteering your time to help run a group or for information about any of the programs described above or for information on how you can become a supporter or volunteer for a Young Judaea program, please e-mail them.