July 20, 2012
Jewish Agency Summer Shlichim Are Connecting With Some 80,000 Campers Across the Continent
Continuing its 45-year-strong Summer Shlichim program, The Jewish Agency for Israel has brought to North America 1,054 young Israelis who are serving as ambassadors of Israeli culture while working at Jewish summer camps across the United States and Canada. With roles that include cabin counselors; Israeli dance, cooking, art and Hebrew instructors; wilderness leaders and sports coaches, the shlichim—or Israeli emissaries—are engaging with campers at camps serving large Jewish communities, as well as significantly smaller ones.
The Summer Shlichim program is part of The Jewish Agency’s Shlichim and Israel Fellows Unit which brings Israeli educators to strengthen ties between Israel and Jewish communities worldwide. As staff members at Jewish summer camps in the United States, Canada, Europe, Great Britain and South Africa, shlichim work in all camp settings, bringing their legendary passion for Israel to more than 80,000 Jewish campers and camp staff. Read more