Vision: We see all Jewish girls in the world connected online in a safe, loving, happy Jewish place.
Mission: Our mission is to create a global community of empowered Jewish girls and women, using innovative approaches in education and technology.
We are a global community and family of Jewish girls connected by a common heritage, using cutting-edge approaches in education and technology. We celebrate Jewish girls and women, Jewish life and values, and creativity. We aim to inspire Jewish girls to embrace their Judaism with pride and become the mothers and leaders of the future. Jewish Girls Unite encourages girls to tap into their hidden talents, use the arts to express their Judaism, and pursue their dreams.
Our Goals are to provide girls with:
– A warm global community of Jewish sisters from around the world, forming lasting friendships
– Opportunities to explore their special connection to the Torah through their unique talents
-The skills and knowledge to live Jewishly, establish a Jewish home, and to be involved in Jewish outreach and leadership;
-Tools to face life’s challenges, based on timeless Torah wisdom
-Leadership development in public speaking, communication, writing, arts, cooking, technology, and more
-In-person retreats at our beautiful property in Upstate NY.
At JGU we want every girl to know: You are seen, you are heard, you are worthy, and you are not alone; the world is waiting for YOUR unique light to shine!
We welcome you to the JGU family!
The Jewish Girls Retreat, founded by Nechama and Rabbi Avraham Laber in 2000 created such love and connection that Nechama Laber and Leah Caras (creator of Yaldah Magazine) put their heads together to try to figure out how to sustain the ‘JGR way’ year-round. The girls begged for camp year-round. Coach Susan Axelrod joined them with a strategy, and Jewish Girls Unite, a global online community for Jewish girls is the result! Since 2014, JGU has been offering online programs for girls from age 7 through high school, empowering them to become confident Jewish leaders and mothers. Once the Pandemic broke in March 2015, JGU stepped up to meet the needs of Jewish girls everywhere. The Creative Online Camp was founded and was the catalyst to Launch the JGU Virtual Community with Sunday, After School, and Daily Judaic Classes supporting girls worldwide socially, emotionally, and spiritually.