Bringing Camp to the City!


Throughout the year we have full weekend Gilboa seminars! Seminars are a chance to infuse the year with a bit of the magic of camp Shabbat - including Shabbat dinner, dancing, chuggim (electives), wacky fun, time with kvutzah (age group), musicale, havdallah, and friends!

We help out-of-town kids with travel to LA! See below for details on travel to seminars and travel reimbursements.


Ma'agal Seminar

April 1st-3rd

Ma'agal Seminar Info

Seminar will be from April 1st to April 3rd. Please be at the seminar by 6PM on Friday. The seminar will end around 11AM on Sunday.


The seminar is for all tzevet aged people (12th grade and up). 


Gilboa will cover the cost of travel and help you book it.



All participants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide a negative rapid test as close as possible to the start of the seminar (within 24 hours).

Please get your booster ahead of the seminar and avoid contact as much as possible in the 5 days leading up to it! It's on each of us to keep everyone else safe.

If you are sick, we ask that you please stay at home even if your test comes back negative.


During the seminar, activities and meals will be outdoors.


If you need any more information or have any questions please contact:

Natasha Marder: 510-725-0319,

Yahli Livni: 310-500-9944,

Elana Bloomfield: 323-605-8485,

Gilboa Seminar FAQ

What is a Gilboa Seminar?
A few times per year, all campers through 10th grade come together in LA for a weekend of fun, friends, and camp Shabbat traditions! The seminar is hosted at the Institute for Jewish Education, where the Gilboa office is during the year. Seminars are open to friends who have never been to Gilboa but want to come try it out. 

COVID Safety: All participants must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in Gilboa programs. In the event that the seminar needs to be cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, families will be refunded or can apply their seminar payment towards their summer tuition. Additional safety requirements may in place, as determined by our medical committee, depending on the conditions at the time of the seminar.

How do kids get to seminars?
San Diego
We will purchase train tickets for campers coming from San Diego and the group will travel together with a counselor to LA. They will be picked up at the train station in LA by a Gilboa staff member over the age of 21 or a shuttle service.

Bay Area/Other Flight Locations
You are responsible for booking your child's flight on one of the recommended flights that we send to you - these flights will have a counselor or madatz (junior counselor) escorting the group on the flight. We will reimburse travel up to $200. If your child is flying from a different airport, please contact us to coordinate their arrival time with the group flights. They will be picked up at the airport by a Gilboa staff member over the age of 21 or a shuttle service.

What is the cost and are there scholarships?
Seminars are on a sliding scale from $225-$350. This covers the cost of the seminar (food, staff, program supplies, etc.) and allows us to offer travel reimbursements for NorCal campers in order for seminars to be accessible to everyone! There are scholarships available - please contact us if you need at