Enrollment for 2024-2025 is now OPEN!

Come join Shevet Galim! Over the past year, a new group of madrichim have been trained and we are excited for what the year has in store for us!

Activities will be conducted weekly at the SDJA campus according to the schedule outlined below. Please review the Calendar for any exceptions.

Location: Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center campus (map)
Schedule for Shachbag activity: (10th to 12th grade): 12:00PM-5:00PM
Schedule for chanichim activity:
(2nd to 9th grade): 3:00PM-5:00PM

Activities will be conducted mostly in Hebrew, by Hebrew speaking counselors, with realistic expectations of English use among the chanichim.

All participants are required to wear the full Tzofim uniform (Khaki pants and shirt).

Khaki shirts with badges are available for $25 at Boutique Galim. Shevet Galim also offers a Celebratory Khaki – a white polo shirt with embroidered Shevet Galim logo to be worn on special occasions (Shabbat and Havdalah at machanot, Ceremonies etc.) Items can be purchased at “Boutique Galim” and picked up at your next activity.


The “Tzofkatim” program is for children entering 2nd grade.
This program allows 2nd graders to get a taste of Tzofim and enjoy age-appropriate Tzofim-like activities in Hebrew.
The activities take place every Sunday (3PM-5PM) alongside the regular Tzofim activities, and are run by Shevet counselors.
It is important to note that the program includes activities only. Tzofkatim do not take part in Shevet camps, hikes etc.
Register now to the cutest program in San Diego!
There is no need to purchase a shirt for Tzofkatim – a special Tzofkatim t-shirt will be provided to all tzofkatim members.
(In the event that the Tzofkatim shirt is misplaced, or you would like an additional shirt, one can be purchased from “Boutique Galim“.)


Fees for the upcoming year:
Early bird (until August 30th)
First child: $625
Second child $615
Third child: $605
Fourth child: $595

Regular (on or after August 31st):
First child: $675
Second child $665
Third child: $655
Fourth child: $645

Membership fees do not include uniforms, day trips, machanot and any special events.

New members who join after January 1st will pay a prorated membership fee.

Payment Plans

To reduce the financial burden, payment plans are available. However, to reduce the amount of work to be performed by our volunteer Treasurer (Gizbar), we request that the payment plan be setup at the time of enrollment – either by providing post-dated checks, or via recurring Credit Card payments.

If you need to set a payment plan, please contact the Gizbar @ [email protected]

Membership Assistance

We do not want to exclude any families due to financial hardship. The Shevet has a limited scholarship fund from which membership assistance can be provided. All requests for membership assistance will be reviewed and granted on a case by case basis, but generally require the submission of prior year tax return and family income under a certain threshold. Please do not wait for the last moment to request assistance. Due to the limitations of the fund, assistance can only be provided until the fund is depleted.

Deadline for Membership Assistance is: Sept. 5th, 2024
Scholarship decisions will be provided by: Sept. 15, 2024

To apply for membership assistance, please contact either the Rosh Shevet ([email protected]) or the Gizbar ([email protected]). Confidentiality is guaranteed.

Enrollment Instructions (2 Steps):

Step 1: Enrollment

All registration information must be completed prior to the first peula. This applies to trial periods as well. This is extremely important to ensure insurance coverage and allowing the shevet to prepare ahead of time.
One or more va’ad members with computers will be available at the shevet during the first 3 – 4 weeks of peulot to assist anyone with difficulty registering on their own.

  1. Complete your family information:
    All members will be required to complete a full enrollment, providing all family, and member information. Please make sure to provide up to date information, including cellphone numbers and email addresses for all parents / guardians so that you will be able to receive updates throughout the year.

  2. Personal information for each child.
    For each child, you will be required to complete:

    • All personal information, contact information, emergency contact etc.
    • Health information (allergies, medication, Dr. info.), Health insurance and declaration
    • For each child, you will also be required to accept the Membership Agreement and Shevet Galim Takanon (Code of Contact) and the Consent Forms.

For assistance at any time during the enrollment process – please contact [email protected]

Step 2: Payment

Please note: Enrollment is not completed without payment

  • At the end of the enrollment, you will get a link to the payment process, please pay attention to the text: “Please note: Enrollment is not completed without payment
  • An email informing you that you completed the registration process for 2022-23, this email will provide a link, together with instructions, to allow you to make a payment for the membership