Welcome to The Alumni Insider, a quarterly newsletter to build connections between alumni.
Share a story, keep us posted and stay connected! Submit any news or updates that you would like to see in our next issue to by clicking here.

Join our 2022 Tzevet. Several positions hiring.
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CYJ For All Campaign
The Harold Grinspoon Foundation and JCamp 180 has provided CYJ with an incredible opportunity. If we raise $32,000 by June 1st, they will match all donations 1:2. Additionally, if we hit our goal, they will provide an additional bonus gift of $7,200. In total, this could mean more than $55,000 in support of CYJ.
Whether it is in honor of your favorite counselor, your best friend from camp or someone who inspired you and made a difference in your life, take a minute to donate today.
In Person Camp Tours
Year Round Camp Store
We are excited to be offering a year-round camp store, full of new and retro camp looks. Buy yourself one of our retro or modern apparel items today or gift it to your CYJ campers!
The Next Generation
Check out who has registered the next generation for CYJ in 2022!
Will Adler - Zach Alpert & Caryn Stern
Alison Bank - Eyal H Barash
Jennifer Beck & David Joseph - Katy Burstein
Amy Eisenstein - Susan D. Elbaum
Amy Flamenbaum - Michael Flamenbaum Danny Glaser - Sara Goldshlack
Zac Hirschman - Brian Jaffee
Libby Katz Karon - Sherri Polaniecki Kushner
Heather Ravvin McKee - Debbie Marks
Molli Tobin Monk - Julie Ruskin Ohana
Alisa Kirsche Oler - Richard Primus
Miriam Rieger - Gila Marcus Robinson
Elana Harris Schanzer- Sivan Kredow Schondorf - Tammy Stayton Schwartz
Asherith Even Shulman & Dan Shulman Suzan Sultan - Caryn Simon
Lee & Yarden Van Spier - Jonathan Weinkle
Who is going to be next to register for the 2022 season? Limited spots remain.
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!
CYJ In The News
"Before the start of the 2020 season, Camp Young Judaea Midwest accepted a grant from the Foundation for Jewish Camp to place more focus on the mental and emotional health and safety of campers and staff....."
Good & Welfare
Mazel Tov to....

Liza (Vilenchuk) and Mendel Davis on the birth of their daughter, Ahuva Galya Liel on April 22, 2022
Mazel Tov to....

Joelle Swatez and Andrew Freeman on their engagement
Our beloved alumni, Dan Richter, recently had a major stroke. He is currently in the hospital and then will need prolonged rehab/skilled nursing afterwards. Not only will his family have large medical bills, they also have 2 sons going to college this fall and a third who will go in just a few years. Please help support Dan and his family get through this difficult time. Donate to the families GoFundMe page.
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 Amazon Smile for donations to CYJ Midwest when you shop Amazon. Just go to www.smile.amazon.com for the exact same products and Amazon 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]