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Dor L'Dor Israel Travel for Teens

The capstone experience: Israel travel for our oldest campers

At The Cohen Camps, we strongly believe that direct experience of Israel—the opportunity to create a personal relationship with the people, land and heritage of Israel—is integral to the way each person develops their Jewish identity, values and character. After all, supporting the founding of the State of Israel is part of our founding vision. We begin to help our campers cultivate this connection with Israel from the moment they arrive at camp.

At camp, bunks carry the names of Israeli cities and towns; many building names honor Zionist heroes; exuberant Israeli dancing enlivens Shabbat; our cohort of Israeli counselors add Hebrew and Israeli culture to our bunks and activities.

Then the capstone of the camper experience, the Dor L’Dor Israel Program, guides our oldest campers through Israel itself, many for the very first time. After completing 10th grade, our teens from all three Cohen Camps—Pembroke, Tel Noar, and Tevya—join up for an intensive 4.5 weeks in Israel, a trip that is physically, spiritually, and intellectually stimulating. Then our teens may return to their own camp for 10 days of reflection, reconnection, and the chance to tell younger campers all about it.

We have even offered a Dor L’Dor Israel Trip for Adults in some years!

Campers relish the weekly Shabbat updates sent in by the Dor L’Dor travelers. This program and its young-adult role models help even our youngest campers discover the deep value in connecting with the historical, religious and cultural aspects of the State of Israel.

"Dor L’Dor was a life altering experience for our daughter. When we spoke with her on the phone we have never heard her sound more excited, engaged, enthusiastic and happy in her life. THANK YOU for providing this wonderful program."
Tevya Parent
Dor L'Dor campers in Israel

Questions?

Families of teens eligible for Dor L’Dor, please watch for invitations to information sessions in the fall and spring.

Dor L’Dor Director Susan Altman welcomes you to contact her by email. You can also reach Susan or DLD Administrator Patty Bleicher at 781.489.2070.

Please consider a gift to the
Dor L'Dor Friendship Fund

Your contribution will create memorable, fun social events where Dor L’Dor participants can build new friendships directly with Israeli teens.

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