JCamp begins next month, and as in past years, preparations are underway for this summer’s visiting Israeli Shlichim.
Noya Arazi and Eilon Katzav arrive in Tidewater on June 12 to infuse JCamp with Israeli culture. They each bring a wealth of talents to enrich campers’ experiences, including dance, art, athletics, and more.
Noya Arazi is from Rehovot, a small town near Tel Aviv. Growing up in a traditional home where she loved celebrating Shabbat and Jewish holidays, Noya is the youngest of five children and says she enjoys being an aunt to her nieces and nephews. During school, Noya participated in theater and says she is especially attracted to musicals because they combine music and drama. Noya looks forward to sharing her appreciation of the arts with campers by leading sessions in theater and dance.
Eilon Katzav is from Holon where he lives with his parents and two sisters. Prior to his recent service with the Israeli Defense Forces, Eilon studied physics and chemistry in high school. He also competed with his school’s volleyball team and took part in Boy Scouts for many years. Eilon says he is excited to bring Israeli culture to Tidewater through song, dance, and Shabbat traditions.
What makes the Shlichim experience so unique is that each counselor lives with local families, sharing their Israeli culture. Reciprocally, the hosting of Shlichim is an exciting opportunity to share familial and local traditions.
If your family is interested in hosting either Noya or Eilon, contact Tammy Muijica at TMujica@UJFT.org or 757-965- 6124. A list of dietary needs will also be made available.
Dates needed for host families:
Weeks 1 and 2: June 12–June 23
Weeks 3 and 4: June 24–July 7
Weeks 5 and 6: July 8–July 21
Weeks 7 and 8: July 22–August 4
Week 9: August 5–August 10