Host a Center Day Camp Israeli Counselor this Summer


This summer Center Day Camp will host 4 shlichut, or emissaries from Israel who work at camp for the summer and help to strengthen our community’s connection to Israel. We currently still need second session housing (July 16th – August 20th) for Nofar, Nimrod, and Yoav.

If you have ever considered hosting an exchange student, or know someone who might be interested, but a year-long commitment sounded like too much, this is the perfect option for you! Hosting the shlichut is a memorable, meaningful, and bonding experience for both the host family and the Israeli. The stipend for hosting for 4 weeks is $600 per shlichut, or $690 toward camp tuition.

All shlichut applicants are fully vetted by the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and Center Day Camp as well. It is an amazing opportunity to learn more about Israel while helping someone else learn about and immerse themselves in the Jewish culture of Portland and greater New England.

If you’re interested, contact us now to secure your spot as a host family. If you have questions or would like to host for this summer, please reach out to Chris Thurston, CDC Director, at 207.772.1959 or

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