This unique program is for campers in grade 9, and offers the option of a one month session at camp, or an incredible full summer program, with the first month at camp, and then 3 weeks touring Israel for a once in a lifetime adventure. Living in the CIT Village, these campers spend 3 days as big-brothers/sisters, and also participate in the “Adventure Series”, which includes white water rafting, go-karting, the camp-wide talent show, water slides in St. Sauveur, and a 3 day hiking or canoeing trip.
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100 Days to Camp! We are celebrating this week by launching our 100 Days to YCC contest. Post a photo on Instagram wearing your YCC best with the hashtag #ycc100days and you will be entered to win $100 worth of YCC swag. Winner and photo will be announced on Facebook and Instagram on Friday, March 23rd. Good Luck! #YCCisMyCC #YCCisFAMILY #YCCSummer2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Shabbat Shalom from YCC. This week’s Shabbat Shalom greeting comes from Sarah Benmergui, Coordinator of the Diller Teen Fellows Montreal program at the Sylvan Adams Ym-Ywha.
This week’s parshah begins the third book of the Torah: Vayikra. God gives Moshe the instructions on how the people of Israel should make offerings to God. In the time of the Torah this meant that people who sought atonement, peace, forgiveness , favour, and to give thanks, would put ‘sacrifices’ of animals or food on the altar in the Beit Hamikdash.
Those sacrifices represented the people of Israel giving up part of their livelihood or fortune in order to be closer to God. Today, this is reflected in how we give money to charity and sacrifice time to volunteer for important causes.
The Diller Teen Fellows program holds tikkun olam (‘heal the world’ through social action) as one of its core values. This week, our partnership group from Be’er Sheva-B’nei Shimon, Israel, will be visiting Montreal and staying with our Diller families. Both groups of teens will give of themselves by volunteering in our community, and their families will also sacrifice their time and their space in order to host.
Vayikra does not go into the how the Israelites were changed by the sacrifices they made, but it is likely that the people felt better afterwards, closer to their community, and more joyful, much like the results of giving tzedakah, volunteering and of hosting people in our homes.
This Shabbat, think about the things that you sacrifice in your life (large or small) and the positive results that come of it – the people whose lives are better thanks to you. ... See MoreSee Less