Welcome to The Alumni Insider, a quarterly newsletter to build connections between alumni.
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CYJ is not yet full for Summer 2023! Please send us your leads for campers for this season so that we may share the gift of
a CYJ experience with more families!
50'ish Anniversary Celebration
Camp Young Judaea Midwest
50'ish Anniversary Celebration
Weekend of April 22-23, 2023
Where: Skokie, IL

What are my options?
April 22: Shabbat afternoon in the park
Saturday night after Shabbat: Cocktails with Camp
April 23: A HUGE 50'ish Celebration at Shallots Bistro in Skokie. IL
and more!

$54 per person (ages 18-29)
$118 per person (ages 30+)
Live in the Chicago area?
We are looking for volunteers for several dates this summer so we may run our transportation days as smoothly as possible for our families. Please consider assisting Camp Young Judaea Midwest by clicking here.

Questions? Contact Marketing & Communications Manager, Kevin Friduss.
Year Round Camp Store
We are excited to be offering a year-round camp store with lots of great options for your family, including a limited edition 50ish tee. The tee disappears on June 1 for good.
The Next Generation
Check out who has registered the next generation for CYJ in 2023!
Will Adler - Zach Alpert & Caryn Stern
Alison Bank - Eyal H Barash - Ben Baum
Jenny Beck - Rebecca Broudy - Alison Cherry
Mara Flamembaum Christos
Amy Eisenstein - Susan D. Elbaum
Jacob Fisher - Amy Flamenbaum
Michael Flamenbaum - Sarah Goldshlack
Zac Hirschman - Brian Jaffee - Libby Karon Sherri Kushner - Debbie Marks
Heather McKee - Molli Tobin Monk
Katy Burstein Motto - Julie Ruskin Ohana
Richard Primus - Miriam Rieger
Gila Marcus Robinson
Elana Harris Schanzer
Sivan Kredow Schondorf - Tamara Schwartz
Ben Shayne
Asherith Even Shulman & Dan Shulman Suzan Sultan - Jonathan Weinkle
Who is going to be next to register for the 2023 season?
Want to host a special virtual open house for your friends? Reach out to Rachel Ruskin at [email protected] for more information.
Digital Yearbooks & Alumni Website
Imagine the ability to find long lost CYJ friends, network professionally within the vast Camp Young Judaea Midwest alumni and parent community, and catch-up on alumni life-cycle and milestone events. Check out our alumni page and get connected today!

We have almost every yearbook digitized just for you!
Click here to start exploring!
In The News
“She started going three years ago — we started when it was still in the middle of COVID,” Amos said. “This is a great camp. It’s a small camp. It’s intimate. The counselors know every kid.”
"Along with activities on the initiative, we also learned about how Shabbat is celebrated around the world, by creating dishes from various Jewish cultures and comparing them to the ways we celebrate personally." This article is authored by Mia Finestone, a Midwest alumna.
Good & Welfare
Mazel tov to alumna and former tzevet Greta Friedman Rothschild, Immediate Past President of CNS, who was just installed as a National Hadassah Board Member at the Hadassah Midwinter Meeting. Greta also just began her term as National Young Judaea Chair of Hadassah. Kol Hakavod Greta!
Mazel Tov to....

Hava Richmond and Dan Strauss on their August 14 marriage.
Give Back to CYJ
Join the CYJ Forever Legacy Society to ensure future generations can share in this legacy and to give you an opportunity to continue to be a part of our future, forever. Click here for more information.
Don't forget to shop through iGive.com for donations to CYJ Midwest when you shop at stores you already use. Just go to www.igive.com/cyjmid for the exact same products and iGive will donate a percentage of your purchase.

You can set your account to always give to CYJ on every purchase, forever.
We are looking for former campers and staff to get involved on our alumni committee. If you are interested in learning more, please email Ellen Finestone at [email protected]