“I just wanted to thank you. Brooke is having a fantastic time- I heard from her yesterday and she sounds ecstatic. She’s made some good friends already and said ‘she is on the best bus by far’. Merle”
Merle, mom of Brooke, Nitzachon
“Thank you for giving Ellie the opportunity to give back. She is loving the volunteer work at the therapeutic horse farm. Working with the horses and helping the disabled children has been a life changing experience for her. “Mitzvah gorret mitzvah”. The mitzvah of helping others, both animals and children, has in turn helped her. She said she cried when a little boy reached his arm out and leaned on her. The owner cried, the parents cried and the little boy was so proud. It was the first time the child had used his arm and Eliana was exploding with joy to be a part of this “first”.
As a teacher and a parent I understand the importance of being needed and how that need drives people to do more. Nothing is more important than teaching children that what they do matters, that everything they do, and say impacts others. Hearing it said doesn’t compare to the actual experience.
So thank you Young Judaea for not only the adventurous experiences, but for the “giving back experiences” you have offered my daughter.”
Sheera, mom of Eliana, YJ Discovery
“Thank you so much for everything! Brandon had an amazing time and truly enjoyed every aspect. All the kids were so wonderful to him and he will always have these incredible memories!
Thank you Thank You!!!”
Stephanie, mom of Brandon, YJ Discovery
“Thank you for all you did to make the Israel experience so fabulous. Sonya is absolutely exhausted and happy.”
Layne, mom of Sonya, YJ Discovery
“It means a lot to me that he’s had a chance to be with his Israeli family and to connect with you guys. It’s the icing on top of this spectacular YJ Israel Discovery cake! Every time I read the program blogs, see the photos, or speak with Ethan and hear the excitement in his voice, the hair on my arms is literally standing up on end. This is a fabulous program you’ve put together!”
Ellen, mom of Ethan, YJ Discovery
“I wish I could write in font size 100, what a great time and wonderful experiences the kids had! Abby is in Heaven and is telling us more and more about how much she has learned, changed, grown, not to mention the fantastic new friends she made, many will be BFF’s for a long long time : )
Many thanks for a great organization and wonderful people both in the US and Israel. There was not one moment of worry, even when Abby got sick. I knew she was in caring and capable hands.
With deep gratitude and great admiration”
Michal, mom of Abigail, YJ Nitzachon
“My daughter Emily had a wonderful time. Thanks for offering this great program. I know this experience has helped her grow. I believed this trip would somehow change her in a good way, and it has. Please send my thanks to all involved in planning and executing this adventure. I am so pleased that Emily not only visited Israel; she experienced it”.
Mitch, dad of Emily, YJ Nitzachon
“Nicole had a wonderful summer! It was the best summer ever!
Bonnie, mom of Nicole, YJ Niztachon
“I’ll write more later but want you to know that Niki had a sensational, meaningful and fun trip. She made life long friends and will never forget this experience. Your handling of the passport situation was fantastic and all in all, the entire trip was great, both from Niki’s perspective and ours. Thank you and thank you YJ!
Jeff , dad of Nicole, YJ Machon 1
“I just want to thank you and your staff for doing such an incredible job with Machon! Niki had the greatest time and I have never seen her cry so much! She misses her new friends and just had the most memorable and amazing experience.
I did also want to mention her counselors. Niki said they were absolutely the best and she loved very single one of them! They must have been very special.
A sight to see was the experience yesterday at our airport in Austin. There were 8 of them from Austin and they have all been good friends, mostly since birth. They were all hysterically crying saying goodbye to each other! This was at the Austin airport! They will see each other all the time, but the bond they made, will last a lifetime. She said each one of these girls now, are her very best friends. I think it is amazing that they will have this memory to last a lifetime.
Thank you so much for enriching my daughter’s life, you cannot put a dollar value on that and we cannot thank you enough. My daughter is so proud of being Jewish, and nothing could make us more proud.
All the best!”
Val, mom of Nicole, YJ Machon 1
“Isabelle had the time of her life. Above and beyond. She wants to go back tomorrow. Thank you to all the amazing staff.”
Ann, mom of Isabelle s, YJ Machon 1
“Thanks to all of you for making sure Daniel had a great experience.”
Vivian, mom of Daniel, YJ Machon 1
“On behalf of my family, and I am sure I can speak for all the parents here in Puerto Rico, we want to thank: you, Rafi and your staff for the wonderful summer our children had. From the beginning with the bus accommodations (it made a huge difference) to their experience in Israel! They all came back sooooo… happy with the program and most of all feeling more Zionistic than ever.
Your madrichim according to all the kids were amazing and you were great in communicating with us when needed.
Again thank you for everything!!!!”
Lorraine, mom of Yoav, YJ Machon 1
“Thank you! She had an amazing time and looks wonderful. Love the video.
Young Judaea is a wonderful organization.
Thank you again Diana, for all your help throughout the process.”
Elaine, mom of Alyssa, YJ Machon 2
“Jonathan said the staff is great, the kids on the bus are great and half of them already want to register for Year Course. Jonathan loved kibbutz Ketura and we are thrilled he met his dad’s Year Course parents, Jeff and Leah, My husband and I are both Year Course alumni and our daughter Tali returned from Year Course last month so we’re thrilled to hear this news. Thank your staff for doing a great job!”
Michelle, mom of Jonathan, Machon 1