National Programs

Central region mifgash

Each year CYJ hosts a National Mifgash (meeting). Mifgash is a time to come together as a movement for a weekend to celebrate all that makes CYJ special. Enjoy social and fun programming, time to meet new friends and hang out with old ones, and observe shabbat CYJ camp style! Experience a whole summer of camp fun in just one weekend!

Machane Choref

Machane Choref is Canadian Young Judaea's premier leadership development convention. Held in the winter, we bring chanichim together from all across the country to develop and hone in on their leadership and team building skills. Celebrate shabbat with your CYJ family and learn, grow, and explore!

Dates: February 8-10, 2019

Location: Courtyard Marriot Vaughan, ON

East Meets west

Each year Canadian Young Judaea brings together a group of 16 year old future Biluim Canada participants. These participants are hosted at Camp Hatikvah in beautiful Kelowna, BC. The goal is to build lasting friendships, begin their leadership training together, and strengthen the bond of the Judaeans from Coast to Coast. 

Dates: May 23-26, 2019

Location: Vancouver, BC and Camp Hatikvah - Oyama, BC


JOLT is Canadian Young Judaea’s flagship program for teen community outreach. JOLT stands for “Jewish Outreach Leadership Training.” During the year, JOLT partners with various organizations to give teens the chance to bring about positive change within the community. JOLT is available for teens from grades 8 through 10 and runs from September to the end of May.  By joining JOLT you will receive a minimum of 20 hours of community service at the end of the year, you’ll get the opportunity to engage in active, social causes, you’ll get to meet lots of new people and make new friends. In JOLT you not only feel rewarded for your effort, but you will have a ton of fun!


Hineni is Canadian Young Judaea's newest program for participants in grade 11 who have a passion for Tikkun Olam, and making the world a better place. As a teen philanthropy program participants will learn valuable skills that are needed to become knowledgable donors, discover their personal values of giving, and why it is important in the Jewish Community. Hineni meets bi-weekly, and meetings include workshop programs, guest speakers, as well as hands-on activities, etc. As a member of Hineni you will receive a minimum of 20 community service hours at the end of the year. Join Hineni and spend time with friends, old and new, learn valuable skills, and make a difference in your community and the world.