Home Hospitality Hosts Needed Shlicha Noga Peled Will Work at JCC Camp This Summer

Summer Camp at the Jewish Community Center is a wonderful, exciting place for children every year. With this year’s theme, Let Your Child’s Summer Story Begin …, there are endless possibilities for children to have transformative experiences and they grow and learn within the supportive, safe environment.

One opportunity campers have to add to their unique summer story, is to meet and learn from a shlicha, an Israeli counselor, who will be part of the staff all summer. This summer’s shlicha is Noga Peled, a 21 year old from Haifa.

Peled will share the joy of Israel with campers and staff alike. For three years, she was a counselor in a youth movement and is so knowledgeable that she taught others how to lead trips in Israel, incorporating Zionism and Israeli culture into the program. She has also completed her service with the IDF.

Here in Louisville, she will infuse the JCC Summer Camp with a rich variety of programming that will include Israeli music, dancing, sports, food and Hebrew language. Campers will experience the latest Israeli trends and get the inside scoop on Israeli life.

Peled will be in Louisville from May 24 until the week of August 10. While camp will fill most of her time during the day, she wants to use her off time to get to know Louisville and members of the community.

To give her the best possible experience, the JCC is looking for host families to welcome her into their home over the summer for a minimum of two weeks. If you are looking for the opportunity to make this summer special and unique for your family and are willing to open your home to the JCC’s Shlicha Noga Peled for two weeks or more, please contact any of the year-’round camp staff: Senior Director of Camping and Youth Services Betsy Schwartz, 502-238-2708 or bschwartz@jewishlouisville.org; Assistant Director of Youth Services Mike Steklof, 502-238-2774 or msteklof@jewishlouisville.org; Early Childhood Assistant Director Angie Hiland, 502-238-2716; Youth and Teen Coordinator Glenn Sadle, 502-238-2701 or gsadle@jewishlouisville.org; or JCC Program and Camp Assistant Mary Dooley, 502-238-2718.

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