Best Jewish Summer Experiences in Delaware

Posted by: Matt Moran on Saturday, July 15, 2017
Jewish Summer Experiences

Best Jewish Summer Experiences in Delaware

We all know that from the end of Shavuot to the start of Rosh Hashana there are no major holidays, which can leave our connection to the Jewish Community over the summer a little, well, dry. If you are looking to get involved with the community and invested in Judaism this summer, here are a few things that happen that will grab your attention.

Start of the Summer Pool Party

Right at the end of the school year, when our kids need it the most, this is the blow out our kids are looking for! The Siegel JCC pool becomes a playground with games like Steal the Challah, Ruach Stick Limbo, and dance competitions. All children are welcome, especially those that are new to community events so that they can meet new friends as the summer starts. (Plus, it gives all the adults a chance to get away for the evening.)

Shavuot- 10 Commandment Reading and Ice Cream

Come celebrate the most underrated holiday on the Jewish calendar, which commemorates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai with a public reading of the 10 Commandments, an ice cream buffet Kiddush and a wonderful kids program!

Camp JCC Delaware

The largest and longest program over the summer that focuses on Judaism and how to grow campers into the people they are meant to be. The four core values of Camp JCC Delaware are Kavod, Yosher, Kehilla, and Chesed, which we use as a lens for all our camper interactions. We even build all our activities from the ground up with those values in mind. Camp JCC Delaware is one of the best places for your child to bond with others in the community, and learn how to become their best self.

Weekly Family Bonfires and Flashlight Tag

Over the summer, come join families at the Siegel JCC for some engaging and exciting bonfires on Saturday evenings. They’ll be music, games, and relaxation as we celebrate the end of shabbat.

Gatherings Before and After Birthright

Okay, this one might be cheating, as Birthright technically takes place in Israel, but in the time before our Olim take their trip the anticipation for a life-changing (and often affirming) experience is palpable. And, in contrast, when the Birthright participants return, the emotions inside are more complex, marking the changes they’ve undergone with their new experiences guiding them.


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