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Nestled amidst 64 acres of the picturesque lower Galilee region, Jordan River Village (JRV) transcends the traditional concept of an overnight camp. Drawing inspiration from Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, we proudly hold full membership within his SeriousFun Children’s network—a global coalition of free camps dedicated to seriously ill children. 

Family at Jordan River Village


As Israel’s sole overnight camp designed to provide a secure and nurturing environment for seriously ill and disabled children, JRV has passionately served more than 30,000 children since the establishment of its year-round camp in 2012. We annually extend our services to 6,000 children and 700 family members, all without cost. Over the next three years, JRV is determined to develop innovative programs that will reach every child and family in need across Israel.

Inspired by the legacy of Paul Newman and Chaim Topol, we’re embarking on a profound three-year transformation to increase the number of children served by 50%. As a member of our Board of Directors, you would play a pivotal role in shaping the future of this incredible organization. Your expertise, passion, and commitment would be invaluable as we work together to ensure the ongoing success and growth of Jordan River Village.

Arts & Crafts at Jordan River Village

If you are interested in joining our Board or would like more information about this opportunity, we would be delighted to schedule a meeting or provide additional details to help you make an informed decision. You can reach Etai Freedman, Executive Director, at

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