Kefiada & Volunteer Opportunities

Kefiada & Volunteer Opportunities

Be a camp counselor in Israel

If you're a college student from Chicago, or go to school in Illinois, be a camp counselor for the English-speaking camp, Kefiada, in JUF's Partnership region of Kiryat Gat-Lachish-Shafir in Israel.

Theme Days, Color Wars, Sports & Swimming are all a part of this American style day camp where you'll gain leadership skills and have fun!

Camp runs from late June to late July. Exact dates for summer 2021 will be announced later.

Free program. No Hebrew necessary. $1200 flight stipends for all counselors. Free room and board.

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For more information, contact Brooke Mandrea at (312) 357-4737, look at Kefiada FAQ below or email

There are several volunteer opportunities available in Kiryat Gat-Lachish-Shafir. We welcome individuals and families year-round to come and visit the region. JUF staff can create a boutique volunteer experience based on your interests, skill level, time you can commit to volunteering and time of year. Contact for more information.

Kefiada FAQ Kefiada Application