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 are all a part of this American style day camp where you'll gain leadership skills and have fun!

Next summer's Kefiada dates are June 18-July 24, 2024.

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