JCC is an important part of the Riga Jewish Community.
It is a place where pre-schoolers (Beyahad Mini 2–5) can meet madrichim for the first time. Get used to being a part of the Jewish community.
This is a point where school-aged kids (Beyahad kids 6–12) can’t wait to see their madrichim again. And enjoy being a part of the Riga Jewish Community.
It is a corner where teens (Beyahad teens 13–17) strive to become just like madrichim. For them, the Jewish community is an inseparable part of their lives.
Finally, JCCRiga is a meeting point for everyone from age 2–65.
Szarvas Camp has an essential impact on the Jewish community of Poland. For years it had been a place where young polish Jews could explore, strengthen, and embrace their Jewish identity. Participants were coming from all over Poland, and for many of them, it had been the only Jewish experience, as they came from small communities providing few opportunities to engaged in Jewish life. Today we can see the Polish Jewish community and their members develop, get involved, and take responsibility, while the children grow into leaders capable of addressing their communities’ needs. This wouldn’t be possible without the Szarvas Camp.
Learn more about the Polish Jewish community here:
The Bulgarian Jewish community is a vibrant community that brings together people of all ages all year long. From our toddlers in the kindergarten to our Golden Age folks, we make sure that everyone is cared for and enabled to participate on all levels of Jewish life across Bulgaria.
The Bulgarian community aspires to continuously facilitate an empowering environment for young people to become leaders either in their own communities or in other parts of the world.
Apart from our own local summer camp Jewgaton, every year Bulgaria sends a delegation of at least 80 chanichim to Szarvas.
Learn more about the Bulgarian Jewish community here: https://www.shalom.bg
“Igra Rock’n’Roll cela Jugoslavija” is a lyric that the Yugo group in Szarvas is known for and still proudly sings, even though the camp is the only place where this country still “exists”. Kids from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia gather every summer, as one group, to reunite with their friends, learn about Judaism, and have fun.
These Jewish communities have been sending their youngest members to Szarvas since 1991. It is the place where chanichim and madrichim from all over the region developed their Jewish identity and learned how to give back to the community.
Learn more about the Ex-Yugo Jewish community here:
Following the dark years of the Shoah and the Soviet occupation, the Hungarian Jewish community was reborn in 1990. Nowadays Hungarian Jews of all ages and backgrounds can find their place here. Budapest, where the majority of Jews live, offers a wide range of opportunities to explore your Judaism through education, religion, culture, and community.
When you think of Szarvas, you might think of a campsite, but for us, it is much more. Due to the community’s diversity, tensions might arise and there’s a need for a unifying force. Szarvas Camp serves as a common ground, playing an important role in our community’s life by raising our leaders and teaching us responsibility for our general society and future.
Learn more about the Hungarian Jewish community and its organizations (at the bottom of the page): https://2020kozosseg.org/english-about/
After the Holocaust, The Jewish community of Bratislava was destroyed, and many people who survived emigrated away from Bratislava. After the war, it had to be rebuilt. Today, we can tell that the local Jewish community is once again solid and nice, and it welcomes many generations. The community is not big, but it sticks together. During each holiday, the community prepares various programs for all generations—from small children to the elderly.
For local Jewry, it is very important to not forget about the religious background, and Rabbi Baruch Myers plays a huge role in implementing religious elements into the community. The main goal of the Jewish community of Bratislava is to create an amazing environment for young Jews that are being raised here and to nurture their leadership skills, as they are the generation who will lead the community one day.