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Around The Toren is our quarterly community E-Newsletter, filled with timely updates, events and articles to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the world of Camp Young Judaea Midwest. To view the newsletter on our website, click here.

Welcome Hannah Wallick
After an extensive national search that yielded interest from many strong and highly-qualified candidates, the Search Committee recommended Hannah for the position of Camp Director, and the Board of Directors unanimously voted to appoint her.
Jewish summer camp for Hannah was her most formative experience, where she spent time as a chanicha (camper), madricha (counselor), merekezet (unit head), and in various specialist and leadership roles. She pursued the rabbinate early on as a way to “be a camp counselor” for the Jewish community. She earned a BA in Jewish Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary with a focus in education.

Read more here.
Hannah would love to hear from our community at [email protected]. Please be sure to mention whether you’re a camper, parent, grandparent, staff, alum, Hadassah member, and/or friend of camp. As a “housewarming” gift from the CYJ family near and far, we’d like to give her a virtual vision board. Please click HERE to add a photo, short video, or text that answers the question: “What does CYJ Midwest mean to you?”
Meet Director Hannah - Parlor Meetings
Please join us for a special online gathering as we officially welcome Hannah to our community and have the opportunity to share more of her story with you. Come spend 30 minutes with us to learn more about Hannah, her journey to this role, and her vision for CYJ in 2023 and beyond.
Thursday, December 8
8:30pm ET
Sunday, December 11
8:30pm ET
2023 Camp Registration
Can't make it to any of our Virtual Open Houses? Schedule a 30 minute video call to discuss all the activities that we offer! Click here to meet with Rachel Ruskin.
Volunteer on #GivingTuesday
Giving Tuesday will take place on November 29, 2022. It is a day of global unity and generosity intended to unleash the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. We are looking for volunteers to start your own Facebook Fundraiser. Click the image for more information on how to get involved. Thank you!
50'ish Anniversary Weekend
Camp Young Judaea Midwest
50 ish Anniversary Celebration
Weekend of April 22-23, 2023
Where: Skokie, IL

What are my options?
Shabbat afternoon in the park (softball game anyone?) 
Motzei Shabbat Tzevet oneg drinks downtown
A HUGE 50ish celebration on April 23 at Shallots Bistro in Skokie. IL
and more!

$54 per person (ages 21-29)
$118 per person (ages 30+)
Camp is Hiring!
Good & Welfare
Bar Mitzvah

Micah Humes (Sep 3)
Jordan King (Sep 3)
Ezra Forrest (Sep 10)
Bat Mitzvah

Anabelle Bransky (Sep 22)
Sydney Monk (Sep 10)
Eden Rodzynek (Sep 10)
Ariel Desser (Sep 17)
Nava Kass (Oct 29)
Shara Coltoff (Nov 12)
CYJ's Camp Store
We offer a year-round camp store, full of new and retro camp looks. Buy yourself one of apparel items today or gift it to your CYJ campers!
Heavy Blend ™ Hooded Sweatshirt
Stainless Steel Tumbler
Women's Flowy Racerback Tank
Core Fleece Jogger
PosiCharge ® Tri Blend Wicking Long Sleeve Hoodie
Ladies 7/8 Legging
Young Judaea Global
Donating the spare change from your credit or debit card purchases allows us to make a difference and create meaningful experiences for our campers. Click the banner below to find out more!