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Open Hearts and Open Homes

Make A Difference

Make a difference in an Israeli teen’s life by sponsoring an Open Hearts Open Homes teen or activity. Please choose your level of support and click the amount to complete your online payment easily.

Become a Host

We know you share with us the feelings of dread and helplessness as we hear stories of ongoing violence and terror in Israel. We visit Israel and meet young people similar in every way to our own children. These teens lives have been devastated by hatred and violence and it breaks our hearts. But there is a way for you to make a difference. Open Hearts Open Homes is a program through the JCC of Northern NJ to help bring comfort to Israeli teens affected by terrorism to our community for the summer. Twenty teens are selected to experience hope and healing during three weeks each summer. Please help us make this 20th summer an outstanding one for these Israeli teens, like Orel, and our community. If you have any questions about Open Hearts Open Homes or are interested in hosting an Israeli teen this summer, please contact Eliza Millman at 845-362-4400 ext. 136 or elizam@jccrockland.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities


Sponsor a teen and cover all costs for one Israeli teen's round trip travel and participation in our spectacular program.


Treat our teens and community to a catered Friday night dinner and Shabbat service.


Provide a fabulous overnight meaningful Shabbat experience.


Sponsor one of the deluxe day trips that makes this program so exciting.


Sponsor a local fun day for our teens, complete with all day activities and light-hearted fun.


Treat our teens to a fabulous party — complete with games, grilled goodies, and festive decor.


Gift a souvenir t-shirt, OHOH insulated lunch box and reusable water bottle to each of our teens to have as a keepsake.


Treat the teens to a pizza party — always delicious!


Sweeten their day with a treat at a local creamery.


Contribute to the program's overall experience.



Contact us to make a gift of an amount of your choice.