Imagine what it’s like for a kid to wake up hearing sirens and the thudding sounds of rockets landing in the neighborhood. For children living in Sderot, this is the unfortunate reality. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing them with a fun, summer outdoor escape—far from bomb shelters and fear.
The Jewish Agency, with funding from the Israel Emergency Fund of the United Jewish Communities, is taking the entire population of 8,000 children ages 6 to 17 who live in the Sderot area out of the range of attack and letting kids do what they like best. From amusement parks to nature reserves, from water parks to concerts, and from touring the country to enjoying recreation with friends, kids from Sderot are having a great summer.
But why not hear it from them? Check out blogs from different camps—each day this summer.
The summer camp project for Sderot area youth is funded by the Israel Emergency Fund of the United Jewish Communities, Jewish Federations across North America, the communities of Keren Hayesod, UIA – Canada, the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, Federation/CJA of Montreal, the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland, the UJA-Federation of New York, the ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, and Israeli donors.