Canadian Young Judaea
Each year, Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) provides funding to Canadian Young Judaea summer camps in Canada, which aim to strengthen young members’ Jewish identity and principles. CHW is honoured to have grown alongside such a wonderful organization, and enjoys serving children and youth in Canada and Israel together.
Founded in 1917, Canadian Young Judaea (CYJ) is Canada’s largest Jewish youth movement with active centres from Vancouver to Halifax. Its ideology is pluralistic and apolitical. CYJ’s aim is to strengthen its young members Jewish identity with an emphasis on the centrality of Israel. Canadian Young Judaea offers a wide range of year round and summer programs across the country and is affiliated with six camps, which are:
Camp Shalom, Gravenhurst, ON
Camp Solelim, Sudbury, ON
Camp Kinneret, Mont Tremblant, PQ
Camp Biluim Canada, Mont Tremblant, PQ
Camp Hatikvah, Kelowna, BC
Camp Kadimah, Nova Scotia
For more information, please visit www.youngjudaea.ca
Each summer, CYJ Biluim participants from across Canada visit CHW Daycares in Israel. In 2019, participants visited the CHW Clara Balinsky (Montreal) Daycare Centre.
In what is becoming an annual tradition, Junior CITs took time out of their busy schedule to spend an afternoon volunteering at the Daycare. The Junior CITs had a memorable experience, singing and playing with the children and saw, firsthand, the positive impact of CHW’s fundraising endeavours on the lives of Israeli children. At the end of their visit, the campers were presented with a hamsa painted by the children.
Junior CITs Jamie and Nathaniel enthusiastically summed up the experience on behalf of the group:
“The children are so adorable! This has been such
a fun and great experience!”
You can see more photos from their visit by clicking here.