16th-29th August 2021

Our amazing two-week summer camp for ages 8-15!

Machaneh Kadimah is LJY-Netzer's biggest event of the year. we bring together hundreds of young Liberal Jews from all over the country. Aged between 8 and 15 years old they have the Liberal Jewish experience of their lives! Two weeks of magical, creative, fun and engaging activities - Machaneh Kadimah is the place to be this summer.

“Easily the best two weeks of my year, I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather spend my summer!”2017 Participant

Machaneh Kadimah is an  amazing inclusive environment where all participants can flourish, make friends and have fun. We run sessions ranging from swimming to singing, drama to den-building, discussions about Israel to debates about Jewish identity, friendship bracelet-making to football and dodgeball to discos. There is never a dull moment on Machaneh Kadimah!


  • Whole Camp Sessions

    A chance to explore a huge range of sessions with everyone else on camp, with everything from ultimate frisbee to slam poetry.

  • Swimming

    Take a dip in the swimming pool, supervised by a fully trained lifeguard

  • Wide Game

    An all-out crazy wide game which leaves everyone, including the leaders, covered in water, paint, and with a massive smile on their face.

  • Ma'amadim (Creative Prayer)

    A chance to relax, reflect, and explore Judaism in ways you’ve never seen before!

  • Last Night Show

    Your opportunity to show off your amazing talent, whether this is violin playing, break-dancing, or juggling…or anything in between!

We are working with public health England to make sure that all our activities will be run within the current best practice. We will update all participants and families closer to the event on the current Covid-19 policy


Machaneh Kadimah is staffed by a team of enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced madrichim (leaders). All our leaders are fully trained and DBS checked. These are the talented young people who plan and deliver two weeks’ worth of magnificently creative activities, and all are LJY-Netzer members who want to give to our members what they experienced when they were on Kadimah as participants. Overseeing the whole camp is the LJY-Netzer movement work team. They are fully trained professionals employed by Liberal Judaism, all of whom have worked extensively with young people and have led multiple Kadimahs as well as other LJY-Netzer programmes. We also have on site a medic, a welfare office and Becca Fetterman, who is the Director or Youth.

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The Site

Kadimah is changing site this year to fit with Covid-19 guidelines. The new site just outside of London, will allow + them to take on new challenges, never before seen on LJY Netzer. There’ll be something for everyone, whether it’s testing your climbing skills on the adrenaline-fuelled high ropes, getting competitive during a game of laser tag or working together as a team to build a raft and sail across the lake! Other activities include abseiling, zip- wires, bushcraft, swimming, kayaking and much more!

LJ Members:  £1060*

Non-LJ Members:

*now including late fee

Financial Assistance

We are committed to making sure that everyone who wants to come on our events is given the opportunity to do so. We have bursaries for those who need financial assistance. To find out more about these, or to apply for financial assistance, please contact Becca at becca@liberaljudaism.org

Kadimah Katan
22nd-29th August

We know that Kadimah is such a valuable experience and that the opportunity to make new friends, do loads of incredibly fun activities and build a Jewish identity is something we have all been missing over the past year.

We also know that two weeks away from home after the pandemic could be quite daunting for many of our younger members and that they haven’t had the opportunity to try out LJY this year on our shorter events like Spring camp.

That’s why we are launching a one-week option where participants would join Kadimah for the second week (22-29 August). The price of Kadimah Katan will be £650 and the sign-up is open now!



Jess Mindel


Josh Powell


Becca Fetterman

Director of Youth/Financial Inquiries


Cancellation Policy

o   If a Participant or Parent/Guardian wishes to cancel their place on this event, they must contact LJY-Netzer at becca@liberaljudaism.org.

o   A Participant or Parent/Guardian who cancels their child's place prior to the deposit payment deadline will be entitled to a refund less the Administration Fee.

o If the event is cancelled due to Covid 19 regulations we will refund as much as is possible to do so. Our sites have a Covid Guarantee therefore we aim to  reduce this to a small admin fee. Below are the amounts that we guarantee to return:

  • 61 days or longer prior to departure date: 100% of monies paid less the Administration Fee;
  • From 31-60 days prior to departure date: 100% of monies paid less deposit and the Administration Fee;
  • From 15-30 days prior to departure date: 90% of monies paid less deposit and the Administration Fee;
  • From 1-14 days prior to departure date: 50% of monies paid less deposit and the Administration Fee;