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July/August 2019

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LJY-Netzer is Liberal Judaism’s Zionist youth movement. It gives young people the opportunity to develop a strong Progressive Jewish identity, make lasting friendships and have loads of fun

A spring in their step

An LJY summer stuffed full of fun WITH the days getting longer and the sun getting brighter, summer is almost here and for us at LJY-Netzer that means a whole slew of our biggest and best events are finally here again. This year we’re happy to say that both Israel Tour and Kayitz (Europe Tour) are oversubscribed, with new and old members alike getting ready for the best and most fulfilling weeks of their life. We also have a new trip this year for our older members; heading to Riga in Latvia and Vilnius in Lithuania to explore European Jewish history, follow personal stories and see two cities with incredible Jewish histories. To cap it all off, we’ll have our flagship summer camp, Machaneh Kadimah, which is shaping up to be one of our biggest and best to date. Planning is underway and we can already promise a heap of fun, social action, and Jewish learning.

DURING the April school holidays, as is tradition, LJY-Netzer descended en masse on West Sussex for a week of programming that will never be forgotten. Whether having a massive carnival, learning about the refugee crisis or playing a truly extravagant Mummies vs Zombies wide game (pictured above), this year’s Machaneh Aviv spring camp was a delight from beginning to end. A real highlight was undoubtedly our holistic days, where participants spent an entire day focusing on a single topic - extinction for the younger years and the refugee crisis for the older.

Together, they were able to go in depth into these topics, bringing together their previous learning and engaging more deeply than ever before. All in all, the camp was a joy from beginning to end. If you or anyone you know are interested in events like Machaneh Aviv, please get in touch with the LJY-Netzer movement work team using the contact details below.

Join us at the Day of Celebration IF you have been to a Liberal Judaism Biennial Weekend or Day of Celebration before, you’ll know that LJY-Netzer’s programming is always a highlight. This year will be no different. There will be a full parallel LJY-Netzer programme for all children aged six to 12 at the Day of Celebration 2019, while teenagers are invited to attend selected sessions of the main event as a group, meeting new peers and learning from the expert speakers. Plus there’s a fully staffed crèche for the youngest delegates. With everything from drama and education to mad science experiments, we hope you can join us for all the fun.

By Ben Combe

Contact LJY-Netzer: Ben Combe (, Helen Goldhill ( and Ellie Lawson (; Director of Youth - Rebecca Fetterman (

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LJ Today Jul/Aug 2019  

LJ Today Jul/Aug 2019