Moadon – The right camp for Jewish children
Moadon organises educational camps 4 times a year for children aged 6-15 living in Slovakia and providing for them innovative Jewish educational activities that are unique in the country.
Through the EJF grant, the community was able to develop a programme focused on building a strong Jewish identity. This is essential in a community where the majority of children grow up in a secular environment.
The educational programme and peulot are designed and coordinated by Rabbi Misha Kapustin. The project also relies on the creativity and dedication of madrichim from across the country who had previously taken part in Hadracha programmes or attended Szarvas camps.
Educational topics follow Jewish traditions according to the seasons of the year. Activities include Hebrew lessons, Jewish culture and religion, art, as well as fun interactive games that stimulate creativity and social interaction. The aim is also to develop the next generation of young leaders in Slovakia with a strong Jewish identity.
Two important factors play a contributing role in the continuing success of the project. On the one hand the support of the community in the preparation of the camps, and on the other hand the enthusiastic involvement of older in preparing activities for younger ones.