“Since my sisters and I don’t live in a Jewish area and we attend French public school, camp is a place where we can learn about our Jewish roots. I made a lot of new friends, and I learned Hatikvah for the first time. I also got to have a Bat Mitzvah at camp, dress up, invite my friends and have a party with music and dancing and cake! The counsellors are great at encouraging us to discover new passions, which is where my interest in photography started. Camp helped me gain confidence.”
“My older sister pushed me to go to ‘rookie’ camp last summer and I’m so glad she did.”
Through Federation CJA’s Generations Fund, over 800 Montreal children have received a $1000 grant towards their first summer at Jewish overnight camp. 70% of young Jewish leaders get their start at Jewish overnight camp.
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