The JGU virtual global community connects girls with live counselors, educators, performers, and friends to provide social, emotional, and spiritual support, so needed in these times.
Staff and instructors present on a daily or weekly basis. Also being coordinated to visit during the program are featured Jewish-women experts and creatives to share their talents and inspiration with the girls. Daily night activities include Musical Mondays, Talent Tuesdays, Wonder Women Wednesdays, and Thinking Thursdays, offering encounters with contemporary Women of Valor, inspirational entertainment, and teen-led games.
During a successful kickoff and first week, girls spent time bonding with new friends, learning, baking, singing, dancing, creating passion projects, playing sports, learning gymnastics, teambuilding, and more. Weekly shows and in-depth creative learning with theme activities imbue the girls with a sense of confidence and pride as a Jewish woman.
The amazing creative online camp staff includes (to read their bios, CLICK HERE):
Nechama Laber as JGU/Camp Director & Educator
Rivkah Laber, Tzipporah Prottas, and Ilanit Chamish as Counselors
Miriam Yerushalmi as Drama & Brain Gym Instructor
Tzivia Kay as Song & Culinary Arts Instructor
Chana Laber as Fine Arts Instructor
Chana Cotter as Art instructor
Rae Shagalow as DIY Passion Projects Instructor
Kerry Bar-Cohn (a.k.a. Rebbetzin Tap) as Dance Instructor
Tzirel Liba Miztmann as Singing & Songwriting Instructor
Ahuvah Coates as Parshah Art Instructor
Karen Sarto as Dance Instructor
Tzipporah Prottas as Creative Writing & Tefillah Instructor
Yakira Colish as Debate Instructor
Shoshana Ferber as Superstars (grades 3-5) Singing Instructor
Lauren Balsam as Dance & Zumba Instructor
Chana Rachmani as Teen Chassidus-Learning Instructor
King Shlomo’s famous ode, “Aishes Chayil Mi Yimtza – A Woman of Valor, Who can find?” inspires the camp’s theme. Girls from around the world are discovering themselves and learning to actualize their potential while learning from remarkable Jewish women of the past and present.
While camps are out of the question for many around the world, participants in this innovative virtual program have transformed their summer into an opportunity for:
acquiring new skills in self-discovery, Jewish leadership;
cultivating friendships with Jewish girls worldwide;
Meeting amazing counselors and women of valor role models
overcoming blocks to creative flow and cultivating various talents and skills
creating positive change, personally and globally, and more!
Here’s What Parents are saying:
“My daughter said, She feels like a human again.”
“Temima is having an amazing summer and loves her counselors and new friends. It’s better than we imagined, thank you so much again for everything!”
“Thank you for putting a program full of meaning and creativity together!”
“Susie is getting a tremendous sense of tradition, values, morals, fun, productivity, and love and friendship for new friends that she never would have met if it wasn’t for this wonderful camp.”
Dina loves the camp. We are in LA, so for us, camp starts at 6 am and I was worried it’s not realistic. However, after the first 2 days, Dina asked me to make sure I sign her up for the upcoming week.”
Etel made so many new friendships from all around the world B”H. My bonus: I get to see her in action in camp all day. I get to hear her sing, dance & she gets to show me her artwork as soon as it’s done. She doesn’t need to wait till camp is over at the end of the day. 😉 We get to do some activities together when it comes to working in the kitchen. The staff is so wonderful. The silver linings in quarantine. It’s so beautiful to see how Camp JGU brings out all her talents and builds herself confidence too.
“My girls have been enjoying all of the bonding time with their new friends from all over the world. To Nechama and your very talented staff todah rabah!!!”
“The camp has by far surpassed any expectations I could have imagined from camp. And if in the future, one never knows, she might attend a camp run by you, or maybe seminary years down the road if you ever went that route to run.”
There is still space available for you or a girl you know to join an unforgettable experience! CLICK HERE for more information and to request the rates and registration form. Register for any portion of the 8-week program and enter our coupon code OFFTEN to receive a 10% discount! Additionally, if you are registering multiple siblings, enter our coupon code SIBLING to receive a 10% discount.
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