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Summer 2022


Camp Chaverim is for kids entering Kindergarten - 6th grade in the fall of 2022. Please note that this is our classic camp running for session 1 and 2 (June 27-July 8)REGISTER HERE

"Chaverim" means friends, and this well-rounded, classic-style day camp brings children of all faiths and backgrounds together in friendship and play for meaningful, engaging and inclusive camp experience.


Camp Chaverim T-shirt and all activities are included in camp tuition.
*Note that Camp Chaverim will NOT be held on Mon. July 4.

Session CBS Member Non-Member
1 (June 27-July1) $225 $250
2 (July 5 -July 8) $180 $205


Interested in receiving scholarship support for Camp Chaverim? Click Here!

The deadline for scholarship requests is May 1st.  Scholarship decisions will be made at that point, and those requesting scholarships will be notified of the amount they are being offered.

Introducing Our Israeli Counselors for Summer 2022 at Camp Chaverim!

We will have two FANTASTIC Israeli teenagers, Yaara and Danielle, volunteering for us as counselors for both weeks of Camp Chaverim!  These teens, who are both from Haifa, are planning some great activities for our kids, and they're so excited to meet and hang out with them!  For those of you with teenagers, keep an eye on your email-- we're also planning some Shakshuka teen events for their time with us, to ensure they have the opportunity to hang out with American teens, as well!

Yaara Canovic

Yaara, right, and a friend; Yaara and some of her scouts

Dear Rabbi Niles and Congregation Beth Shalom, 

My name is Yaara Canovic. I am an 11th grade student in Leo Baeck Education Center high school in Haifa, Israel.

I have been a student at Leo Baeck since 10th grade. My major subjects are Physics and Theatre. I love that I have both of the worlds – sciences and art.

 I am a guide in the “Zofim” (Israeli scouts) in which I invest a lot of time and energy. I guide 8th grade students and it’s a big challenge to guide those young teens, but it gives me great pleasure and satisfaction.

At the Scouts I get to meet incredible people, improve my skills and hang out with my great friends.

I also like to work out at the gym and go to the beach which is near my home.

At home, I am the oldest sister, and I have one brother, aged 15 and two little sisters – one just turned 12 and the youngest is 4 years old. We also have a dog and a cat.

My family and I like to travel in Israel and all around the world and I love that I get to know different cultures and places.

Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity. I am sure I will love being a Madricha at Camp Chaverim.

I look forward to meeting you all very soon. 


Danielle Sigal


Dear Rabbi Niles and the Beth Shalom Congregation,

My name is Danielle Sigal and I am a grade 11 high school student at the Leo Baeck Education Center in Haifa, Israel.

I come from a non-religious family, although I've been at Leo Baeck, a Reform Jewish school, since kindergarten. Growing up in Leo Baeck has helped me get to know the Reform point of view, a sector in Judaism that isn't frequently seen in Israel and often sparks controversy about its legitimacy- but thanks to my experience with this school, it has become natural to me, and I have learned to appreciate its beauty.

To me, Reform Judaism is the ability to be both a person of faith and hold modern values. One of the things that I cherish most about my upbringing in this school is how boys and girls were equal in all fields, including religious ones. We prayed together every week and had an equal place in Judaism. It has taught me the importance of gender equality from a young age, which led me to volunteer in a gender discussion forum during the past year. Being a part of that group allowed me to plan projects to raise awareness of injustices done to groups who suffer discrimination in society, and study gender inequalities further.

At school, I major in physics and biology. I take my education very seriously and make an effort to incorporate non-traditional learning into my day-to-day life, such as online courses or informational videos. I'm especially interested in biology, geography, and political sciences. In my free time, I like to sport-climb, read books and newspapers, go on trips with my friends and family and bake.

Volunteering has always been a passion of mine, as I strive to help my community grow and bring happiness to people's lives. Whether it be at my school's community bakery, the gender discussion group, or as a coach for children's groups in my climbing gym, I'm always happy to take on a new project and meet new people.

One of my main aspirations in life is to become a leader in my community and to advocate for Jewish rights globally to make their voices heard. Growing up, I used to look up to my grandfather, who has dedicated his life to the commemoration of Jews who died in the Holocaust and to helping those who survived and their descendants. Seeing his impact has made me value the importance of supporting Jewish communities much more and inspired me to pursue such a goal through this program.

I have two younger siblings, a 14-year-old sister and a 9-year-old brother.

I am looking forward to meeting you all in the summer,

Thank you for this amazing opportunity!



Camp Invention has provided FUN and SAFE summers nationwide for MORE THAN 30 YEARS! Certified local educators lead campers in fun, hands-on STEM activities for the best summer ever. Registering for Camp Invention will be for session 3 (July 11-15)REGISTER HERE


Session CBS Member Non-Member
3 (July 11-15) $285 $285




Introducing our 2022 program, Explore!

Give your young innovator an unforgettable adventure! All-new, hands-on activities will launch their imagination and get their confidence soaring as they explore STEM fun from the oceans to outer space. Read more about what your camper will do each day at camp:

Campers create a habitat for their own robotic fish — complete with a symbiotic friend — and prototype the next great aquatic innovation to lure in and hook investors at the fish market. 
Inspired by real space exploration, children construct a Spacepack, engineer an Astro-Arm device, complete gravity-defying cooking challenges, mine asteroids and observe erupting ice volcanoes.  
Making exciting connections between science and art, campers build their own robotic artist to make awesome spin art and discover how inventions have changed the way people create. 
Children experiment with the fun of physics and engineering when they build and test their own mega marble arcade, then take on collaborative challenges to level up their design thinking. 


Extended Care for Camp Chaverim can be done at the time of session registration: REGISTER HERE

Camp Invention extended care is closed.  If you would like more information, email Leah at


Session Full Week Per-Day
1 (June 27-July 1) $80 $18
2 (July 5 -July 8) $64 $18
3 (July 11-15) $80 $18


Interested in receiving scholarship support for Camp Chaverim? Click Here!

The deadline for scholarship requests is May 1st.  Scholarship decisions will be made at that point, and those requesting scholarships will be notified of the amount they are being offered.

Sun, August 14 2022 17 Av 5782