Goodman Modern Israel History Programs

Initially launched in 2006 at Camp Chi in Lake Delton, WI, the Goodman Modern Israel History Program (MIH) uses experiential learning techniques to explore Israel’s history, culture, and current events. The program, designed for middle and high school age campers, creates a new generation of Jewish leaders as it strengthens the campers’ connection and identity to the Jewish state. The programs goal is that they will be better informed supporters who can counter unfair portrayals of Israel in the classroom, on campus, in the media, and beyond. To date, the following are gifts made towards this initiative:

Camp Chi

The Foundation provided scholarships subsidizing a large portion of the cost of a trip to Israel for JCC Camp Chi campers who had spent their previous summers immersed in the Goodman Modern Israel History Program.




iCenter and Foundation for Jewish Camp

for the Goodman Camping Initiative for Modern Israel  History

This new initiative in partnership with the iCenter and the Foundation for Jewish Camp. enhances and expands the modern Israeli historical and cultural teachings at nonprofit independent Jewish overnight camps, forging an even greater connection between campers and the Jewish state. Twenty-four participating camps have an in-house modern Israel educator and five trained senior staff. The program is set to expand to 36 camps over a four-year period.

Camp Airy (Baltimore, MD)

BBYO International Kaliah (Lake Como, PA)

Beber Camp (Mukwonago, WI)

Crane Lake Camp (West Stockbridge, MA)

Gindling Hilltop Camp (Malibu, CA)

Camp Henry Horner (Ingleside, CA)

Camp Hess Kramer (Malibu, CA)

Camp JORI (Wakefield, RI)

Camp JRF (South Sterling, PA)

Camp Louise (Cascade, MD)

Camp Pembroke (Pembroke, MA)

Camp Shoshanim (Lakewood, PA)

Jewish Community Centers of North America

for the Israel Sheli program at

Camp Barney Medintz (Cleveland, GA)

B’nail Brith JCC (Kenora, Ontario)

B’nail Brith Camp (Neotsu, OR)

Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Waynesboro, PA)

Camp Chi (Lake Delton, WI)

Emma Kaufman Camp (Morgantown, WV)

Camp Interlaken (Eagle River, WI)

Camp JCA Shalom (Malibu, CA)

JCC Maccabi Camp Kingswood (Bridgton, ME)

Camp Mountain Chai (Pyntelle, PA)

Camp Livingston (Cincinnati, OH)

NYJ Camps (Milford, PA)

Pinemere Camp (Philadelphia, PA)

Camp Pountelle (Poyntelle, PA)

Camp Sabra (Rocky Mount, MO)

Surprise Lake Camp (Cold Spring, NY)

Tamarack Camps (Ortonville, MI)

Camp Tawonga (Groveland, CA)

Camp Wise (Cleveland, OH)

Camp Yofi (Angelius Oaks, CA)

Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI)

The MIH curriculum has been part of the educational culture at OSRUI since 2008.

North Shore Congregation Israel

The Goodman Modern History Program is part of the 9th grade religious school  curriculum