JKidLA does its very best to bring you the most current information about school, camp and cultural programming for families in Jewish LA, however, it is always a good idea to confirm dates and times with the host organizations. Please note that some programs require RSVPs while others do not. Should you need assistance with reservations, have questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to call; we’re always happy to help.

    • Kibbutz Bob Waldorf Summer Program

    • Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018
    • Description: Session 1- Ages 9-15: July 1, 2018 – July 19, 2018. Session 2- Ages 9-15: July 21 - July 30, 2018. Session 3 - Ag ...read moreSession 1- Ages 9-15: July 1, 2018 – July 19, 2018. Session 2- Ages 9-15: July 21 - July 30, 2018. Session 3 - Ages 9- 15: August 1 - August 10, 2018: Kibbutz is a 12-day pluralistic Jewish overnight program. Campers of all ages participate in Jewish cultural experiences such as Shabbat and Havdallah, as well as Israeli Dancing, Jewish music, and experiential educational programs connecting them to the state of Israel. These experiential programs regarding Israel cover Culture, History, Innovations and Peoplehood, affectionately called CHIP. In addition, campers also participate in various camp activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, horseback riding, nature and archery. Each of these activities tie into the four pillars of camp, Kvod (Respect), Keshet (Inclusion), Kehillah Kedosha (Community) and Atzmi (Identity). Contact Person: Alba Arzu; Email: alba@campmaxstraus.org; Phone: (323) 456-1152; Address: , Glendale, CA Website: http://www.campbobwaldorf.org/ read less
    • Contact Email: alba@campmaxstraus.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 456-1152
    • Young Judea Ultimate Teen Adventure in Israel for 11th and 12th graders

    • Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018
    • Description: July 1 - Aug 2nd 2018 It’s finally time to experience the incredible culture and beauty of Israel that you’ve h ...read moreJuly 1 - Aug 2nd 2018 It’s finally time to experience the incredible culture and beauty of Israel that you’ve heard about since your first day at camp! Machon is a great program for every Young Judaean who wants to experience Israel to its fullest. Spend the summer with your best friends exploring the major sites and hidden gems of Israel. Machon will put your leadership skills into action while creating lifelong memories. Are you ready to head to Israel? Learn more and start packing! As a new addition to the Machon experience, you will now get to start with three days at Tel Yehudah! You will participate in an exciting pre-trip program, spend quality time with the group, and be part of the great TY atmosphere! You will then be transported to the airport with your friends to begin your Israel adventure. read less
    • Contact Email: summerprograms@youngjudaea.org
    • Contact Phone: (866) 599-2534
    • Habonim Dror Camp Gilboa

    • Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018
    • Description: July 1 - August 9, 2018. Please see the website for sessions. Gilboa (the West Coast chapter of Habonim Dror North A ...read moreJuly 1 - August 9, 2018. Please see the website for sessions. Gilboa (the West Coast chapter of Habonim Dror North America) offers a truly unique, vibrant and educational Jewish year-round youth movement and summer camping experience for children aged 9 to 17. Children happily absorb the ideals of the Habonim Dror youth movement: sharing, inclusiveness, creativity and responsibility to the community in both the year-round activities and at sleep-away camp in the summer. Our year round programming focuses on tikkun olam, Jewish identity and Israel education. Each month, kids from all around Los Angeles gather to celebrate Jewish Holidays, engage in tikkun olam projects and just have fun! Children gain a complete summer camp experience of recreation and informal learning in an Israeli kibbutz-style atmosphere at our lake-front site in Big Bear, CA. Activities include archery, kayaking, swimming, sports, hiking, music, dance, arts and crafts. Shabbat is celebrated with special activities, and Hebrew is introduced into everyday camp life. Our campers return year after year, developing leadership qualities and a love of Israel. Camp Location: Bluff Lake/Big Bear; Contact Person: Dalit Shlapobersky; Email: info@campgilboa.org; Phone: (323) 653-6772; Website: http://www.campgilboa.org read less
    • Contact Email: info@campgilboa.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 653-6772
    • Young Judea LGBTQ+ & Ally Israel Trip for Teens

    • Date: Monday, July 2, 2018
    • Description: July 2nd – July 22nd 2018 $5,550 - Includes roundtrip flight to Israel, from NY 10th - 12th Grade Don’t hav ...read moreJuly 2nd – July 22nd 2018 $5,550 - Includes roundtrip flight to Israel, from NY 10th - 12th Grade Don’t have plans yet for the summer? Interested in experiencing Israel through an LGBTQ+ lense? Then we have an amazing Israel summer program just for you! Meet Israeli teens from the LGBTQ+ community! Visit IGY (Israel Gay Youth) and discuss the successes and challenges of that LGBTQ+ youth face in Israel. Develop leadership skills by collaborating with prominent members of the LGBTQ+ community, active in politics, social issues, the arts, and more! Visit the Jerusalem Open House to learn about the LGBTQ+ community in an ultra-Orthodox and Palestinian communities, and discuss pink-washing and other queer middle eastern issues. Travel off the beaten track to explore sites around Israel while immersing yourself in the amazing diverse scenes in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, while interacting with Israeli LGBTQ and Ally students. Explore the queer nightlife in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, go on a culinary tour, meet Israeli artists, and plant a tree at the JNF Pride Forest in the Galilee! E-mail: summerprograms@youngjudaea.org 1-866-599-2534 read less
    • Contact Email: summerprograms@youngjudaea.org
    • Contact Phone: (866) 599-2534
    • Westside JCC Presents: JCAMPjr Preschool Camp

    • Date: Monday, July 2, 2018
    • Description: July 2 - August 24, 2018 For ages 3-5 years old (2 year olds enrolled for Fall may attend). JCAMPjr is an arts and ...read moreJuly 2 - August 24, 2018 For ages 3-5 years old (2 year olds enrolled for Fall may attend). JCAMPjr is an arts and adventure summer camp program with monthly themes. July will focus on Earth/Adama and August will focus on Water/Mayim. We will explore the possibilities of these themes, all under the umbrella of an enriching Jewish Early Childhood Education curriculum, through music and movement, stories and plays, light, art (including clay, paint & recycled materials), science, cooking, group games and, most importantly, play. http://www.westsidejcc.org/early-childhood/jcampjr/ read less
    • Contact Email: dkaplan@westsidejcc.org
    • Contact Phone: (323) 556-5251
    • Habonim Dror MACHANEH BONIM B'ISRAEL (Israel Programs)

    • Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
    • Description: MBI 2018 Dates: July 3rd-August 5th, 2018 What is MBI? ​ Experience Israel by participating in the most u ...read moreMBI 2018 Dates: July 3rd-August 5th, 2018 What is MBI? ​ Experience Israel by participating in the most unique program of its kind from North America. Join MBI for a five week summer adventure with your post grade 10 national shichva (age group). On MBI you will travel the country from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv; from the Golan Heights to the Negev. Learn first hand about the Israeli peoples, history, culture and society. Relationships developed during MBI program last a lifetime. Participants will be split into tour groups to experience the country. Activities focus on building strong ties within their groups and with their national shichva (age group). A central goal of the MBI program is to help create young leaders with strong Jewish identities who will use these their knowledge at home, in their communities and at their machaneh (summer camp). The MBI program fosters growth and new levels of understanding by creating a powerful learning environment. Israeli, North American and international youth are brought together to provide diverse insight in topics such as community building, Judaism, and the Palestinian–Israeli conflict. MBI participants will be given the opportunity to learn independently and communally about their connection to Israel and Jewish society. read less
    • Contact Email: programs@habonimdror.net
    • Contact Phone: (718) 789-1796
    • Camp Ramah Summer Tours

    • Date: Sunday, July 8, 2018
    • Description: Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 11:30am-2pm Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 10am-12:30pm Calling all Prospective families! Se ...read moreSunday, July 8, 2018 from 11:30am-2pm Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 10am-12:30pm Calling all Prospective families! See camp in action! Join us for a camp tour, classic camp activities, lunch, and Q and A session to hear all about summer 2019!! RSVP will be required. Contact Gaby at gaby@ramah.org for questions. Address: , Ojai, CA 93024; Website: http://ramah.org read less
    • Contact Email: gaby@ramah.org
    • B'nei Akiva Mach Hach BaAretz Summer Israel experience

    • Date: Monday, July 9, 2018
    • Description: Monday, July 9 – Tuesday, August 14 Mach Hach BaAretz is an amazing and inspiring 5-week Israel summer tour for 1 ...read moreMonday, July 9 – Tuesday, August 14 Mach Hach BaAretz is an amazing and inspiring 5-week Israel summer tour for 10th graders. Fall in love with the country and form an everlasting bond with its people! read less
    • Contact Email: machhach@bneiakiva.org
    • Contact Phone: (212) 465-9536
    • Temple Aliyah Summer Parent and Me Classes

    • Date: Monday, July 9, 2018
    • Description: July 9 through August 1, 2018. “Baby Talk”: (5-11 months) Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. –10:30 a.m. ...read moreJuly 9 through August 1, 2018. “Baby Talk”: (5-11 months) Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. –10:30 a.m. “Can’t Wait to Create” : (24+ Months) Monday morning from 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. “Miles of Smiles” : (12-17 months) Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. “Let’s Get Moving” (18-23 months) Wednesday morning from 11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m. read less
    • KBW Camp and Kibbutz Explorations

    • Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    • Description: 9 – 13 year olds - 7/10/2018 – 7/19/2018, 9 – 13 year olds - 7/21/2018 – 7/30/2018, 9 – 11 year olds - 8/1 ...read more9 – 13 year olds - 7/10/2018 – 7/19/2018, 9 – 13 year olds - 7/21/2018 – 7/30/2018, 9 – 11 year olds - 8/1/2018 – 8/10/2018, Teen Camp 14 & 15 year olds - 7/10/2018 – 7/19/2018, 14 -15 year olds - 7/21/2018 – 7/30/2018, Camp Explorations 12 -15 year olds - 8/1/2018 – 8/10/2018. Teen Camp: This unique program for campers 14 & 15 years old focuses on expanding the camp experience for our oldest campers. Through specialized programming and community service opportunities, Teen Campers are taught values such as social action, and gain leadership skills, all while still participating in camp activities such as horseback riding, swimming, ropes course, arts and crafts and so much more! Teens will sleep in cabins with their peers, as well as two trained counselors, but will join together for the majority of the daily activities. Teen Camp operates in tandem with out 9-13 year old program and runs during our weekend retreats and Kibbutz Summer Session 1. Kibbutz Explorations: Kibbutz Explorations is a 12-day session for campers ages 12-15, which focuses on specialized “core programs”. This program is designed for campers looking for a unique and exciting summer program that will allow them to learn new skills in a specific area while still surrounded by all the friends and fun of camp! Campers will choose their core programs prior to the start of the session, and will spend the majority of their time learning and growing within these tracks. Core programs include Farm-to-Table Cooking, Outdoor Adventure, Performing Arts, and Technology and Filmmaking, all taught by experienced program specialists. In addition to their cores, campers participate in all our amazing camp activities such as swimming, ropes course, and sports, as well as camp-wide evening programs and Shabbat celebrations. Kibbutz Explorations campers will sleep in cabins with other campers the same age and gender, as well as two or three camp counselors, but will participate in their Core activities with a mixed-age, coed group. Kibbutz Explorations operates in tandem with our 9-11 year old program during Kibbutz Session 2 only. https://campbobwaldorf.org/programs/kibbutz/explorationsandtc/ read less
    • Contact Phone: (323) 456-1152
    • Camp Be'chol Lashon

    • Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018
    • Description: July 22 - August 12, 2018! Camp Be'chol Lashon is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, but campers come from ...read moreJuly 22 - August 12, 2018! Camp Be'chol Lashon is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, but campers come from all over! For more information contact Michael at michael@globaljews.org, or call 415.386.2604 Camp Be'chol Lashon inspires a love of Judaism, teaches global Jewish diversity, & builds community leaders. Camp Be’chol Lashon invites ALL children to be part of the global Jewish community. We recognize that each camper brings a unique and important perspective to Judaism and we embrace each camper’s individual identities, in all their complexity. Together, we will learn about the diversity of Jewish life through cooking, dancing and fun! We will splash, sing and explore nature through the lens of eco-Judaism. We foster a safe, nurturing and caring environment and our diverse Camp Be’chol Lashon staff bring personal and professional skills focusing on global Jewish identity development. Camp programs take place at Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma, CA. Enrollment open to children entering 2nd grade and older. Email: michael@globaljews.org; Phone: (415) 386-2604; Address: PO Box 591107, San Francisco, CA 94159-1107; Website: http://www.bechollashon.org/camp/camp_about.php read less
    • Contact Email: michael@globaljews.org
    • Contact Phone: (415) 386-2604
    • CTeen Xtreme travel camp

    • Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
    • Description: July 23-August 5, 2018 Open to Jewish boys in grades 9-12 July 25-August 7, 2018 Open to Jewish girls in grades 9 ...read moreJuly 23-August 5, 2018 Open to Jewish boys in grades 9-12 July 25-August 7, 2018 Open to Jewish girls in grades 9-12 CTeen Xtreme is a unique travel camp geared for today’s American high school student. Our program aims to boost your teen’s self-esteem with extreme adventures, extreme trips, and an extreme love for being Jewish. The adventurous hikes and thrilling trips are designed to boost the self-confidence, sense of responsibility, communication and survival skills of your teen. read less
    • Contact Email: camp@cteen.com
    • Contact Phone: (718) 467-4400 x 4339
    • Camp Gan Israel of Valencia

    • Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    • Description: June 25- July 29, 2018. Mon. - Fri. 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The Valencia Camp Gan Israel is part of the largest and fa ...read moreJune 25- July 29, 2018. Mon. - Fri. 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The Valencia Camp Gan Israel is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day camps in the world. Gan Israel enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities. Many a child has been known to wait all year to come back to Gan Israel! From Kiddie Kamp to our older division, campers enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm and vivacious atmosphere. Our picturesque camp site, contains beautiful facilities,well suited to a full program of sports, games, crafts, dramatics and other enriching camp activities. Our experienced staffers work to develop skills, confidence and a sense of fair play within each child. read less
    • Temple Akiba Israel Tour

    • Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
    • Description: July 26-August 4, 2018 Every 2-3 years, Rabbi Shapiro leads Temple Akiba on a trip to Israel! We are looking to go ...read moreJuly 26-August 4, 2018 Every 2-3 years, Rabbi Shapiro leads Temple Akiba on a trip to Israel! We are looking to go in August 2018, and we would love to know of your interest. If you can please take a moment to respond to this survey, we would appreciate it! read less
    • Temple Shalom of South Bay Havdalah at the Park

    • Date: Saturday, July 28, 2018
    • Description: JOIN US AT HAVDALAH IN THE PARK On Saturday July 28, 2018 pm for a very special and musical Havdalah service when w ...read moreJOIN US AT HAVDALAH IN THE PARK On Saturday July 28, 2018 pm for a very special and musical Havdalah service when we mark the end of Shabbat and usher in the new week with friends, food and fun. We will gather by the fire pit in Hermosa Valley Park for a potluck dinner and s'mores so in your RSVP please indicate the food you will bring to share. read less