International Jewish camp for teenagers opened in Almaty

International Jewish camp for teenagers opened in Almaty

In the foothills of Almaty, with the support of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, an international Jewish camp for teenagers has been opened. This summer, teens from Kazakhstan, the neighboring countries of Central Asia, and Israel are gathered here.

As part of the fascinating camp program, teens will get acquainted with the ancient Jewish tradition, make mountain hikes, and participate in the Maccabiah.

At the opening ceremony, the youngsters were greeted by the chairman of the Mitsva Association, a member of the Council of the People’s Assembly of Kazakhstan, Alexander Baron, who emphasized that from year to year the geography of the camp participants is expanding.

In her speech, the director of the community center "Rimon" Inessa Chugainova noted that many of the teenagers who visited the camp are now actively involved in community life.

“The importance of introducing young people to their roots the Jewish tradition is difficult to overestimate. It is they who will lead the Jewish communities in their countries, ”said EAJC President Mikhail Mirilashvili.

The camp, during which the teenagers will get acquainted with the basics of the Jewish tradition, will last until July 21.