Israel/TLV Program

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Our hearts are heavy after the recent attacks across Israel. Our entire Detroit Jewish Community, along with Jewish communities around North America, stand in solidarity with the people of Israel and pray for their safety.

With deep sadness, due to the ongoing uncertainty around Israel, along with heightened sensitivity for this age group, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Sue and Alan Kaufman and Family Teen Mission to Israel (TM24). 

We recognize a shared disappointment to the change of plans, and remain committed to providing a meaningful summer experience for our community. If you are interested in attending Tamarack Camps, below are the alternate programming option available for Summer 2024:

Teen Leadership Village (TLV)

This is a full summer leadership program with adventure, bonding, fun and so much more!

  • TLV (Offered first session only): June 18 – July 12
  • TLV Pro (Must attend full summer): June 18 – August 9 – Session break July 12 – 15
  • Rate: $2,500* (full refund available until March 1, 2024)

*If teens complete TLV Pro they will receive a stipend at the end of the summer!

More on the TLV

Experience an Amazing Tamarack Camps’ Trip to Israel.

Sue & Alan Kaufman & Family Teen Mission to Israel.

Tamarack Camps, in partnership with Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and community congregations, is excited to offer an Israel trip as the culminating camper experience for teens entering 12th grade. This initiative is geared toward campers interested in becoming future leaders in the community and at camp.

The first half of the summer is spent in Israel, exploring the country and enhancing leadership skills. Teens will have the opportunity to meet with CEOs of successful start-up companies, camp in the Negev, and celebrate Jewish life in the midst of some of the finest scenery in the world (just to name a few). The Israel portion places a strong emphasis on leadership. We invite you to view a sample itinerary, read FAQs, and watch a video from a previous Mission to Israel to learn more about what lies ahead for the Sue & Alan Kaufman & Family Teen Mission to Israel!

The Israel component will be led by rabbis from our community, along with a tour guide, American counselors, an Israeli counselor, and a medic/security guard.

Teens who want the full experience will return to Camp Maas for the second half of the summer, which will include leadership training opportunities through the TLV (Teen Leadership Village) program.

Sue & Alan Kaufman & Family Teen Mission to Israel.

In 2024, Tamarack Camps in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and community congregations will run the community-wide Teen Mission to Israel for 9th – 12th graders. More details to come in the Fall of 2023.

For more information, contact Zack Goldman at 248-647-1100.