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Young Leadership

Inclusive, year-round activities for teens and young adults with disabilities.

Shutaf Inclusive Young Leadership program is for teens and young adults, with and without disabilities, ages 14-21. Year-round activities include 3x weekly gatherings and  Camp Shutaf Passover and Summer Camps. During camps, a group of participants work as junior counselors and specialist assistants, part of a mentored and paid vocational-work opportunity. A 3-day Passover Overnight Camp is also available to Young Leadership participants during Passover camp.

EVENING ACTIVITIES

Sunday Community Dinners
Planned and prepared by Shutaf participants, this evening’s activities focus on healthy food preparation and enjoying a meal with friends.

Vocational Prep Tuesdays 

A Junior Counselor (JC) training course prepares teens for paid employment as JC’s at Camp Shutaf, a uniquely inclusive work opportunity for young people with disabilities. Participants learn vocational skills, self-empowerment, group building, and behavior management.

Activity-Learning Thursdays
The year is divided into 4-6 week sessions with activities such as Home Fix-it; Carpentry; Crafts; Dog Training; Sports; Street Smarts and Personal Safety; Community Volunteering.

Specialty Educational Units

Sexuality, Dating, and Gender Awareness. Planned with experienced professionals, this unit offers practical knowledge and facilitated discussions for becoming a sexually aware and safe adult.

Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Safety. Planned with the Jerusalem Anti Drug Association, this unit offers information for understanding the impact of drugs and alcohol and avoiding abuse.

Self-Development and Personal Empowerment: Planned with a holistic mindset, this program is intended to assist young people with disabilities towards navigating their own safe and successful path to adulthood. 

CAMP SHUTAF

Inclusive 3-week Summer Day Camp. Young people enjoy a combination of activities in and out-of-camp. Read more about Camp Shutaf.

Junior Counselor Vocational Program. JC’s, ages 16-21, work at camp, part of Shutaf’s Young Leadership Program. 

Shutaf Passover Overnight Camp. This 2-night/3-day overnight camp is held at a local organic farm. Read more about Camp Shutaf.

Our Partners

Bader Philanthropies . The Jewish Federation Of Greater Washington . The Jewish Federation In The Heart Of New Jersey . The Good People Fund . Medtronic . Natam . The Jerusalem Rotary Club . Jewish Child's Day