Josh Zisook

Josh Zisook

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On October 19, Hebrew Theological College and Fasman Yeshiva high School hosted a most magical Chai Lifeline Shabbaton at the Yeshiva. Participants and staff from Chai Lifeline took part in a weekend filled with incredible ruach, singing, dancing and fun activities. After Shabbos, FYHS students accompanied the Chai Lifeline participants on a trip to miniature golf and a game room.

In preparation for this event, the Chai Lifeline staff came to speak to our students. They emphasized the importance of being sensitive to the social and emotional needs of the participants. They stressed the importance of realizing that, although these kids are sick, they want to be treated just like regular kids.

The Chai Lifeline staff will return to the Yeshiva to discuss the Shabbaton and what was gained from it. There is no doubt that, after this weekend, many of our students will be volunteering for upcoming Chai Lifeline events.

FYHS thanks Chai Lifeline for this most wonderful opportunity, and we look forward to many more events. For more information about Chai Lifeline, please visit

New Campers Only - Due with Application

All CampersThe following forms and information MUST be returned to the camp office by June 15th.

Please submit forms to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , fax to (847) 745-0211 or mail to Yeshivas Hakayitz C/O HTC 7135 N. Carpenter Rd. Skokie, IL 60077. 


Please make sure that all clothing regardless of whether it will be laundered or not is
labeled with a permanent marker.


14 socks - athletic and dress
14 pair underwear and undershirts
10 shirts - knit or button down
5 white Shabbos shirts
2 ties
4 yarmulkes
3 talis koton ( must be labeled with name)
4 (each) long pants, short pants
2 pajamas
2 face towels
4 2 bath and 2 beach towles
2 bathing trunks
2 pair sneakers
4 bed sheets (two fitted)
2 pillow cases
1 lightweight blanket
postcards and stamps

1 of each of the following:
Shabbos suit, bath robe, wash cloth, blanket (light weight), laundry bag (labeled clearly), pair shabbos shoes, pair sneakers, pair waterproof footwear, pair slippers, bar of soap and dish, toothbrush and tube of toothpaste, nail clipper, plastic cup, shampoo, flashlight, softball glove, tefillin, sunscreen, insect repellent, plastic rain poncho, a sleeping bag is required for overnights, and hangers as needed.

The following items are also suggested:
inline skates (especially if you plan to play hockey) camera, athletic supplies, tennis racket, sunglasses
(please label these items as well)

Click here to download list

2014 Camp Dates

Tuesday, July 1st - Tuesday,  July 29th, 2014


Yeshivas HaKayitz Transportation Information For Out-Of-Town Campers

Tuesday, July 1st and Tuesday, July 29th

If you are an out of town camper, please fill out at travel form regardless of how you plan to travel to Chicago.

Transportation from Chicago O'Hare Airport is provided for out of town boys arriving between noon and 4:30 p.m. on July 1st and departing July 29th between 1:00pm and 4:30 p.m. Midway Airport is close to an hour’s drive from camp. However, because of the discounted flights sometimes available on Southwest and other carriers, we have arranged for one bus transport from Midway. This bus will depart Midway at 2:00 p.m. Camp staff will enter the terminal to help meet and direct arriving campers. Upon departure, July 29th, the Midway bus will depart camp at 11:00 a.m. and arrive at Midway by 12:00 p.m. Do not send your son as an unaccompanied minor.

Camp dismissal is at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 29th , 2014.
Please schedule your flight to depart from O’Hare between 1:00 p.m and 4:30 p.m.

No unaccompanied minors

Over the past few years many carriers have adopted a policy which requires children under 16 to travel as an unaccompanied minor. They routinely charge an additional $75.00 each way for this service. This service requires that we meet your son at the gate upon arrival and stay with him at the gate until he enters the plane upon departure. You can understand with half of our campers coming from out of the Chicago area it would be impossible for us to do this. United Airlines does not make this requirement for children 12 years old and above. Our policy is, therefore, to only meet campers at the baggage claim area upon arrival. Upon departure, your son will be delivered to the specific airline needed and assisted in finding the correct check-in line. Do not send campers 12 and above as an unaccompanied minor, as we will not be able to provide transportation to or from the airport. If your son will not be 12 years old at the time of travel he will have to travel as an unaccompanied minor and we will meet your son at the gate upon arrival and stay with him at the gate until he enters the plane upon departure. Please inform your airline that a staff person from Yeshivas Hakayitz Summer Camp will be meeting your son at the gate with the proper identification.

Prepay luggage
Please don’t forget to prepay your son’s luggage fee if possible for his return trip online, or provide him with the necessary funds to do so upon return.

Please submit the travel form to the office no later than June 15th. 

Counselors will meet campers inside the airport at the baggage claim section of their airline

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