JMI Camp & Leadership Programs
JCC Maccabi Israel (JMI) camp and leadership programs allow participants to continue their camp and community traditions and experiences in Israel, while learning about the country, starting with biblical times and ending with contemporary Israel. As participants visit the Negev, they will learn how Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion looked at the desolate desert and envisioned a fruitful future. In addition to touring the Jewish state, this unique program includes leadership seminars, social action (Tikkun Olam) activities, and much more. Participants return to camp and their communities as leaders, with an enhanced Jewish identity and connection to both the land and people of Israel.
JMI Connect Programs
JMI Connect provides camps and communities with the opportunity to develop a tailor-made itinerary together with another camp or community. This program allows you to develop an Israel trip with JMI, without having the required minimum amount of participants. While on JMI Connect, participants will have the same perks as a single community trip, including mifgashim (an encounter) with Israeli teens, learning the vast history of Israel (often times where the events actually took place), discovering everything that is modern Israeli culture, lots of fun, and so much more!
JMI Point of View Programs
With JMI Point of View, you choose your focus: Tikkun Olam, Arts and Culture, Israeli Innovation, Sports, or anything else that will offer great added value for your teens.
JMI Performing Arts Trip
JCC Maccabi Israel (JMI) performing arts trips allow participants to explore Israel while nurturing their passion for performing arts. Participants will explore the arts & culture scene in Israel, visit with artists, dancers and performers, and participate in theater & dance workshops and activities. This trip will enhance the participant’s performance capabilities and provide them with new ideas and inspiration, all the while connecting them to Israel and their Jewish identity.
JMI March of the Living
The JCC Maccabi Israel (JMI) March of the Living program is offered to 11th and 12th grade teens from across the United States. Participants learn the history of the Holocaust where it happened and examine the roots of prejudice and intolerance, together with thousands of Jewish teens, adults and survivors from around the world. After spending a week in Poland visiting the sites of Nazi Germany’s persecution as well as places that were once rich with Jewish life and culture, participants will travel to Israel and celebrate Israel’s Independence Day. At the completion of the trip participants will have an understanding of the importance of having a Jewish homeland dedicated to safeguarding the Jewish people and traditions. The teens will be given tools and taught life skills that will help them throughout their future. JCC Maccabi Israel will support participants in becoming a voice in the world that can say out loud “never again!”
Planning a JMI Trip
JCC Maccabi Israel (JMI) can work with you to develop a tailor-made itinerary that works for your camp or community. Look at these six easy steps that illustrate how to get your community involved.