Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Yeka summer camp is a safe haven for hundreds of Ukrainian Jewish girls.  For most children, the summer school break is a chance to let loose and enjoy time at home with family and loved ones. Unfortunately, for many of our girls, school break means abandonment and loneliness. Yeka summer camp is a safe haven for hundreds of Ukrainian Jewish…

Clothing Fund

Clothing Fund

Yeka Girls provides new clothing and personal belongings to enhance each child’s self esteem and sense of security. Every camp session our staff comes laden with boxes and suitcases full of beautiful new clothing and basic necessities. This includes socks, undergarments and personal care products that were purchased and donated throughout the year. We distribute these anonymously to whichever girls…

Jewish Education

Jewish Education

Access to a loving Jewish education is paramount.  One of our goals in Yeka is to imbue within our girls a sense of pride and belonging. We hope to empower them to grow up to be proud Jewish women. Our programs teach our girls the beauty in our Torah heritage,  our history as Jewish people, and the importance of our…

Keeping in Touch

Keeping in Touch

At Yeka, we never say goodbye.  Throughout the year our staff keep in touch with the girls by checking in on them through weekly video calls, messages, packages, and campwide zoom reunions/dance parties. We make sure to constantly remind our girls that they matter and are loved and cared for by their Yeka family around the globe. 

Birthday Club

Birthday Club

Yeka family steps in to celebrate lifecycles and important milestones.  Throughout the year we send out over 300 birthday packages filled with treats, personalized gifts, and party supplies to our girls throughout Ukraine. Each girl receives a package straight to her door on her special day.  This thoughtful gesture reminds them how loved and important they are to their global…

Holiday Events and Packages

Holiday Events and Packages

Holiday cheer delivered straight to our girls, with packages and celebratory educational school events. We ensure the holidays are enhanced for our girls with holiday events in their schools and personal packages delivered straight to their doors.  Every year for the High Holidays, Chanukah, Purim, and Passover, we send out packages to our girls throughout Ukraine to give them a…

Winter Retreat

Winter Retreat

Yeka Girls brightens up the cold and gloomy Ukrainian winters, with a 10 day winter retreat. Yeka Winter Retreat is a time where each girl gets to shine in the spotlight, a time when outside worries can be forgotten.  A chance to be carefree and joyful. With snow activities, ski slopes, and lots of laughter, YEKA brings sunshine to the…