Welcome to CYJ @ Home! We know that in these uncertain times, families are looking for more fun and exciting ways to engage their kids, which is why we have set up this page as a resource library for great activities, virtual events, and videos, to bring a little bit of that summer spirit into your home.

Live Events
A Tu B’shvat Celebration
January 27, 2021
4:30pm – 5:30pm CT
open to all ages, families, alumni
Join your CYJ family in celebrating the “Jewish New Year for the Trees.” We celebrate by eating fruits from Israel and fruits we haven’t tried before, celebrate nature, and affirm our relationship to the Earth.

Make sure to have at least one item from each group, plus white and purple grape juice

  • Group 1. Fruits and nuts with a hard outside and edible inside (Walnuts, almonds, pomegranates, pistachios)
  • Group 2. Fruits with pits at the center (cherries, olives, plums, apricots, avocados)
  • Group 3. Fruits that are entirely edible (grapes, raisins, apples, pears, blueberries, raspberries)
  • Group 4. Something strong to smell (cinnamon, rosemary, peppercorns, lavender)

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President’s Day = Game Day
February 15, 2021
2:30pm – 3:30pm CT
open to rising 2nd-9th graders

Play games together with your CYJ friends. From Settler’s to Scattergories and Pictionary, we’ll be competing with your camp friends and having fun…remember, “everyone’s a winner at CYJ!”




Video Messages + Activities from our Staff

Want more instructional videos?  Check out our YouTube Page which has over 200 videos of Camp Young Judaea memories since 1969.

Pre-K-1st Activities
Zoom Backgrounds

Send a Shabbat-O-Gram to friends and family!  Right click on the image, then customize and send it.  If you’re posting it on someones Facebook wall, tag @cyjmidwest