The Israeli community in the USA is currently estimated to be between 600,000-800,000 people. Tzofim Tzabar (Israeli Scouts in the USA) works with the youth of the Israeli community living in North America (both permanent and temporary residents), conducting all activities in Hebrew. In Atlanta, Tzofim Shevet Lavie operates out of the MJCCA for grades 4-12. The Israeli Tzofim emphasizes social and moral development.
This program helps youth and teens develop physically, intellectually and socially, through age-specific activities including games, discussions, projects, camping trips, ceremonies, holiday celebrations, music, sport - and lots of fun. A central element of the Tzofim program is that it is a youth-led movement. The veteran scouts, ages 15-18, are the counselors for younger members. The pinnacle of the program is for young people to experience the responsibility and leadership of guiding others. Twice a year, winter & summer, each troop goes to a sleep away camp where they take part in nature hikes, sports events and scouting activities.
The Tzofim meets every Sunday between 4:00-6:00 pm at the MJCCA. We welcome every young Israeli that wants to join us.
For more information, contact Maya Yeari.
The MJCCA’s Inclusion Program strives to provide the necessary accommodations and flexibility for youth who require additional support so they may access the transformative opportunities available at the MJCCA. Our Inclusion Team collaborates with parents, educators, and staff to determine if successful program placement is possible. These youth and their families are then supported by our Inclusion Team through program accommodations and may also receive individualized assistance. Click here for more information.