Family Camp 2022
Join us at Family Camp at Yavneh Tuesday, Aug 23-Sunday, Aug 28, 2022!
Nestled in the lakes region of New Hampshire, just 90 minutes from Boston, Family Camp at Yavneh offers five days of unforgettable fun. There is no better place to relax with your loved ones in a Jewish camp environment, while making memories that last a lifetime.
There is no other time of the year when I feel such an affinity for the community in which I find myself. The commitment to substantive Jewish life within a framework of a pluralistic, Klal Yisrael community is supremely inspiring.
Every day is filled with a variety of activities for all ages, stimulating Jewish learning, delicious and healthy kosher food, and a spirited and tradition-filled Yavneh-. Come join other families, singles, couples and grandparents of all backgrounds and together build a sense of family!
Family Camp Staff
Shirah is an artist and educator. As a teaching artist, she develops art workshops for audiences ranging from young children through adults in museums, universities, schools, camps, and synagogues. Shirah worked at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem; the Jewish Museum in New York City; the Fresh Air Fund at Camp Hidden Valley, NY; Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design Hillel and Gallery; the BIMA summers arts program, and Camp Yavneh in New Hampshire. Shirah has received grants and awards in support of her art and educational programs, including a recent CJP arts and culture grant to present a large-scale art installation in the Boston area this upcoming autumn. Her daughters have had a fabulous time at Yavneh for two years and they spent two summers at Family Camp prior.
Dvir Cahana is a second year Rabbinic student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. He founded the Moishe House in Montreal, and sat on Moishe House's regional advisory board when he was a resident at the Moishe House in Harlem. Dvir has benefitted from the formative training provided in the Bronfman, Drisha, LABA, iEngage, Join for Justice, Meorot, CRI (re)Design Lab, Truah, Rappers and Rabbis and LTI Fellowships. He interned at Sheirith Israel (Nashville, TN) and Kehillat Pardes (Rockville, MD). Dvir received Jewish Week’s 36 under 36 recognition for launching The Amen Institute, where artists and rabbis come together to inspire the creation of sermons and art work. Dvir received a BA from Concordia University and MA from McGill and taught at Yeshivat Toras Moishe primary school for two years.
Penina Harrison is a Moishe House resident in Montreal who creates Jewish programming for young adults around food, nature and art. She is completing a degree in psychology and theatre to pursue a MA in drama therapy. Penina is a camp girl through and through and can't wait to share her passion for creative expression with everyone at Yavneh this summer.
Jana Silver currently teaches part-time at Boston University. She has an MFA in Ceramics and an Ed.D in Teacher Education from UMass, Amherst. The courses she has designed and taught throughout her career as a teacher educator explore topics and questions in the fields of Art Education, Arts Integration and Social Justice Education through Art. She has taught art for over 25 years to children and adults locally and internationally. Her ceramic art is sold and exhibited nationwide and she has received numerous grants and awards in support of her teaching and art-making.
Jake started singing at the age of 5 and went on to sing in competitive small ensembles and choirs. Studied as a soloist (with Bill Reed, Chuck Schneider, Lauri Young, and Amy Williams) from 15 on and Majored in Musical Theatre Performance (with a double minor in Psychopathology and Classical Literature) at Wagner College in NYC. He played clarinet in the VYO for several years and later picked up Piano and then Guitar. He sings as a Tenor section leader in the world renowned Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue Choir under the direction of Roi Azoulay. He won a Juno award for album of the year and a Grammy award for Rock Performance of the year for his work on Leonard Cohen's "You Want it Darker".
Accommodations at Family Camp at Yavneh
We have different accommodation styles, ranging from bunks to private suites and rooms. Pick the accommodations that work for your family and budget!
Family Camp at Yavneh is for everyone.