Young Judaea Mission Statement:
To inspire American Jews’ life-long engagement with Israel and the Jewish People
Through immersive informal and experiential education, Young Judaea fosters a sense of value and love for Jewish tradition and ritual, as well as pride in the Jewish people, Israel and being Jewish. Our life-changing camp, year-round and Israel experiences provide an open and pluralistic environment that encourages mutual respect and understanding between diverse groups of Jews, and empowers our chanichim  (participants) by imbuing them with the self-confidence,  independence, problem-solving skills, knowledge, and other tools they need to make informed choices for themselves and the communities they will help to shape.
  • Young Judaea is a Zionist youth movement that embraces the diversity of the Jewish people.
  • We inspire Jews to connect with their Jewish identity and to the Jewish people – past, present & future.
  • We are committed to supporting the centrality of Israel in Jewish life.
  • We empower our participants to imagine & bring about positive change in Israel & the world at large.
  • We grow insightful, educated and creative leaders through powerful and life-changing experiences.
  • We plant the seeds for a lifetime of commitment to Young Judaea’s values, vision and work.

Young Judaea is more than a series of programs – it is an ecosystem that offers participants a continuum of interrelated Jewish involvement and leadership development experiences through every stage of their formative years. For more information please visit: