American Friends of Jordan River Village

American Friends of Jordan River Village

244 Madison Avenue, Suite 482
New York, NY 10016

Shira Leeds
Assistant Director
917.626.1869 (Phone)

Description of Organization:

Jordan River Village is a free, year-round, overnight camp for children in Israel with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Located in Israel’s Galilee, the Village welcomes all Israelis including Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze, and Bedouins; wealthy and poor; religious and secular. The Village provides a fun-filled, memorable, and medically safe environment for all children to celebrate life.

Bnai Mitzvah Projects or Volunteer Opportunities offered by the organization for children ages 11 - 13:

Make door hangers to welcome the campers
Welcome cards to put on each campers bed
Making friendship bracelets or clay beads to give to campers and volunteers as a gift
Making lanyards to hold the name tags for all the volunteers using a thin paracord and finger knitting them.

Minimum Age to Volunteer:

Any age

Offer family volunteer opportunities?