Gan Israel is part of the largest and fastest growing network of Jewish day summer programs in the world. Gan Israel enjoys a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs and new activities.
Many children have been known to wait all year to come back to Gan Israel! From the Kiddie Program to our CIT division, kids enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm and vivacious atmosphere.
Our fast growing Kiddie Program offers a wonderful opportunity for youngsters 3-5 to have their first experience in a thrilling summer program.  The children are guided in organized activity, play & social skills by loving, patient and caring staff. Our kiddies are growing fast, this is the place to be!  
Our picturesque facility, serving the boys’ and girls’ divisions, contain beautiful facilities, well suited to a full program of sports, games, crafts, dramatics and other enriching summer activities. Our experienced staffers work to develop skills, confidence and a sense of fair play within each child.

This website will provide you with all necessary information regarding our summer program. However if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions, please feel free to call.


Rabbi Dan Rodkin                     
Executive Director                           


More About Our Program


“No one puts more care into the care of your child.”

Gan Israel is much more than a physical break from the school routine and winter activities. It’s a comprehensive program designed to strengthen the body and soul. It provides your child with a rich and wholesome summer vacation of fun and excitement along with friendship and meaningful educational experiences.


Child development is the most significant ingredient in a healthy summer experience. This is why our staff is the real secret to our success. Our experienced counselors are known for their personal warmth and ability to care for each child as an individual. Many staff members return year after year, lending experience and continuity to all programs. Each counselor is a role model for our children, promising them friendship which will last forever! Their love for the children is surpassed only by the children’s love for them.


Gan Israel children are imbued with a deep sense of pride in their Jewish heritage and a love for the land of Israel. Weekly Judaic themes are taught through exciting activities, stories, songs, games and contests, which are part of the unique Gan Israel experience. Combined with group discussions and educational programs, these events bring to life the beauty and values of our tradition.  

Activities & Special Events 

Our weekly program is enhanced with choirs, Olympic-type games, police and fire demonstrations, drama, ballet, carnivals, dress-up days, overnights, color wars, hiking, bunk competitions, Shabbos parties, Challah baking, and so much more. Under the direction of our experienced crafts director, children will have the opportunity to design and take home some wonderful Judaica projects.

Trips On The Go

Gan Israel’s “Trip Days,” which are well-known, are geared to appeal to the children’s interests. They are scheduled at least once a week and they feature excursions to many local attractions as well as across the state.