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Israeli Shilchim

MJCCA Day Camps Connection to Israel

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Each summer Israeli shlichim (ambassadors) come to work as members of the MJCCA Day Camps summer staff. These carefully selected, highly trained young adults bring Israel to life at camp.

They enhance each camper’s experience at the MJCCA by giving them a personal connection to Israel and helping to infuse Israeli culture into the MJCCA Day Camps experience. Their dedication, enthusiasm, and creative approach to weaving Israeli culture into MJCCA Days Camps gives campers a stronger appreciation of their own connection to the Jewish homeland.

The shlichim come to the MJCCA through a partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). The JAFI Summer Shlichim Program helps to strengthen the relationship with Israel and sends Israeli summer shlichim to work as counselors and specialists in summer camps in over 200 communities. Each shaliach goes through a tremendous amount of screening, interviewing, and training before arriving in their host city.

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Shlicim Hosting Opportunity

We need families living within a 5-10 mile radius of Zaban Park to host our Shlichim. Hosting is a great opportunity to expose your children to Israeli culture and to build a lifelong relationship. Hosting sessions are 3-4 weeks.

For more information, please contact paige.godfrey@atlantajcc.org

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