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Dor L'Dor Israel Travel for Teens And sometimes adults, too!

DorL'Dor Israel Programs

The capstone experience: Israel travel for our oldest campers—and sometimes in special adult trips, too.

Summer 2024 Destination:

Spain + Portugal

Lisbon Jewish Quarter buildings

In the face of war and antisemitism, it’s more important than ever that our young adults connect with and feel at home in our global Jewish family.

The Summer 2024 trip will explore Jewish culture and history in Spain and Portugal: a special crossroads of beauty, Jewish resilience, and Jewish contributions to the arts, sciences, and trade. The safety of our children and teens is always our highest priority.

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 historic 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 sometimes even offers special trips to Israel for alumnae, parents, and friends!

Questions?

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.

"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

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.

Women's Journey to Israel

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