Launched by the IAC (Israeli-American Council) this camp is run in CA and in NY for Hebrew speakers. An overnight camp for several weeks, the Machaneh offers outdoor sports, water activities, and more. Machane Kachol-Lavan provides a solid ground for integrating second generation Israeli-American children, ages 8-15, through engagement using high quality activities about Israel, Judaism, Leadership, Tsofiut, the Arts, Sports and General Knowledge. Machane Kachol-Lavan is a program of the Israeli-American Council (IAC) in partnership with the Jewish Agency For Israel (JAFI). For more information about the Israeli-American Council (IAC) visit: http://www.israeliamerican.org
If you’re on the East coast, check out this new in 2013 summer camp – all summer – in Hebrew – for K-5 in NY run by Israeliness in collaboration with Bereisheet after school program. They’re going to have an amazing summer. These programs are designed for Israeli-Americans, Hebrew speakers.
Interesting report out of the Reut Institute, March 2012. The Israeli Diaspora as a Catalyst for Jewish Peoplehood Recommended read. English Version Key themes: North American Jewish Sabra – Israeliness is not enough, Israeli Goethe-Institute, tri-identity bundle, Israeli Social Space. The Tarbuton is sited as an example/model along with several other programs that are offered by Israelis for the community at large.