Open Hearts Open Homes

Open Hearts Open Homes invites Israeli teens whose lives have been forever changed due to terrorism – the loss of a loved one, living in constant fear of the next attack, not knowing life without sirens – to spend three weeks during the summer enjoying respite, home hospitality, travel camp activities, and fun with American peers.


Impact in Israel

Open Hearts Open Homes has changed the lives of families who are challenged by a traumatic past or who have suffered the impact of terrorism. By all accounts, its therapeutic value is extraordinary and helps many begin the process of psychological healing.

Impact in Northern NJ

To extend this lifeline of support and respite, Open Hearts Open Homes relies on the support of you and the entire Bergen County Jewish community.


Your kindness helped our daughter feel safe and secure during a time of uncertainty. She has grown stronger and more confident, and is looking forward to a hopeful future.
Mother of Participant
There's no better way to spend the summer. We've had a wonderful, enriching experience getting to know these kids and having such a positive impact on them. They became part of our family.
Host Family
About JCC Northern New Jersey

The JCC of Northern NJ is redefining and realigning to meet your needs through innovative experiences and programs. We are committed to creating opportunities for individuals in our community to connect, grow and learn in an ever-changing Jewish environment.

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