UJA-Federation of New York

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For UJA-Federation of New York, it’s all about the children of our community. See how each summer we embrace the Jewish value of nurturing the next generation.

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UJA-Federation of New York supports Jewish summer camps that enable kids to learn and grow while being immersed in a place devoted to Jewish values, traditions, and culture. Our goal: to build a strong and inspired Jewish community for future generations.

The Challenge of Providing a Jewish Experience

In the greater New York area, less than 10 percent of the Jewish community’s children attend a Jewish summer camp. Each summer, about 18 percent of the beds at local Jewish sleepaway camps remain unfilled.

UJA-Federation’s Response

We provide essential support to Jewish summer camps through our network of agencies and grantees.

Last year, our collective impact helped provide:

  • 7,000 New York children with day and residential Jewish summer camp experiences through critical scholarships.
  • 3,230 children from the former Soviet Union with their only opportunity to attend a Jewish summer camp, helping them learn about their Jewish values and traditions.
  • A first ever Jewish environmental overnight camp experience at Eden Village Camp for more than 300 campers.
  • 100 teens from Russian-speaking families with their first summer camp experience at Camp B’Yachad.
  • Incentive grants through the Campership initiative that have allowed 2,122 children since 2008 to enjoy their first summer residential Jewish summer camp experiences.

Learn more about our network’s Jewish summer camps, browse a Jewish camp guide, or find help.

Your donation does so much for so many.