The capstone experience: Israel travel for our oldest campers—and sometimes in special adult trips, too.
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.
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.
Jewish identity is a lifelong journey. That’s why Dor L’Dor will even offer a special 2023 Women’s Trip to Israel for alumnae, parents, and friends!
Learn more about Dor L'Dor at each camp
Families of teens eligible for Dor L’Dor, please watch for invitations to information sessions in the fall and spring.
Please contact the Cohen Camps Office with any questions 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.
2023 Women's Journey to Israel
October 22 - November 2, 2023
Celebrate empowerment + Jewish community
through women's-only travel
After all, why should the teens get all the fun? Come on your own or bring your adult daughters, sisters, mothers, nieces, cousins and friends to travel with you on a once in a lifetime journey!
Explore through a women’s lens: Jewish history, culture, and identity through sights, speakers, and experiences about women, by women, or presented from women’s perspectives, all in a uniquely supportive and fun trip.
The Cohen Camps appreciate the diversity in our community and welcome all female-identified participants. Please contact the Cohen Camps to learn more or discuss what would help you feel comfortable on this trip.
- Learn about current events in Israeli society and some Hebrew on a Street Art tour through the Florentine neighborhood in Tel Aviv.
- Dine at a local winery with women from the Boston-Haifa connection.
- See where Jerusalem first began 3000 years ago, at the City of David. Text study on the story of David and Batsheva (from a women’s perspective) incorporating music and art.
- Meet with Judge Sharon Lari-Bavli of the Jerusalem Magistrates Court who ruled on the Women of the Wall case.
- Enjoy floating in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea.
About 30 women joined us in person and on Zoom for an information session on February 8, 2023. What a fantastic group!