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YJ 100th B'Day Party and Alumni Reunion

Young Judaea's 100th Birthday Party
Celebration & Alumni Reunion

On January 31st over 115 Young Judaea alums, supporters and future Young Judeans gathered at American Jewish University to celebrate Young Judaea being 100 years old. The event was highlighted by the music of Joe Roff, a well-known Jewish music singer and camp song leader; Avi Lieberman, comedian and YJ alum and eight decades of Young Judaean alums going back to the 1930's. The evening included singing, tributes to Young Judaea and stories from Young Judaean alums. We had guests from as far away as Portland, Oregon to the north and San Diego to the south. Happy Birthday Young Judaea & we wish YJ well as it enters the next 100 years of this wonderful program!!

by Georgia Freedman-Harvey, HSC YJ Chair

Our pareve 100th birthday cake with delicious buttercream frosting was baked by Jamie Powell Stein, an American Jewish University graduate student.



Robyn Shifren, San Diego ARC's Young Judaea chair brought a van-full of Young Judaeans, including Liat Hoffman and Zak Schutzer who led the Birkat Hamazon.


Suzy Zeffren who married her husband Ron Rauch at Camp Young Judaea Texas with some of the future Young Judaeans!


Sarita Unger and Vivian Berger joined Esther Friedman and told their story of how their Young Judaea experience influenced their lives.

Aaron Levinson and his wife Ayala met at Camp Young Judaea and are joined by their sons Jacob and Jonah to participate in the Simcha ceremony.


Past HSC-wide Young Judaea Chairs Shari Spivak (left) and Sue Appelbaum (right) volunteered at the registration table with Sima Schuster, founding HSC Cabinet Chair.

Lorraine Fox and Sabrina Ereshefsky welcomed guests at the prepaid registration table.

Listen to singer Joe Roff's music



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