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harlambikesFirst Reform Day Camp Planned for Philly cat-camps2
URJ Harlam Day Camp

The Reform Movement is thrilled to announce the opening of its first day camp, run by Camp Harlam, in the Philadelphia suburbs next year. The day camp will offer many of the same benefits as sleepaway camp, including independence and development of a strong Jewish identity, while providing flexibility for families. Read more »
dangottpopThe Gift That Keeps On Giving cat-camps2
URJ Greene Family Camp

Two weeks into her first summer at camp, Jessica Dangott got called to the front office. When she saw her mother and brother in the doorway, she knew it was not good news  her grandfather, who had gifted her this summer at camp, had died. That's when her mom asked: "So, do you want to come home?" Read more »
camptoisraelCamp George on NFTY-EIE: "Camp Prepared Me for Israel" cat-camps2cat-israel2
URJ Camp George & NFTY-EIE High School in Israel

Three Camp George staff members embarked on the semester of a lifetime this past January, studying and living in Israel on the NFTY-EIE High School in Israel program. According to Ariel, "growing up at camp each summer really helped me gain a sense of resilience, which very much so contributed to my EIE experience." Read more »
holylandFalling In Love With the Holy Land cat-israel2
URJ Kesher Taglit-Birthright Israel Trip

Rabbi Shawna Brynjegard-Bialik remembers her first trip to Israel: she was 20, didn't know anybody and had never traveled outside the U.S. It may have taken a summer, but by the end of it, Israel felt like home. Now, as a trip leader on Birthright's only progressive religious trip, she gets to help others find their connection. Read more »
nftytearsWhy We Shouldn't Be Afraid Of Crying cat-nfty2
NFTY Central West Region

Sarah Levin always associated NFTY with laughter, prayer and smiles; only recently did she realize how much crying is also involved. "Sooner or later, everyone in NFTY deals with it," she says. "The tears that come at the end of events, at closing circles, or at our last events. But you know what? We shouldn't be afraid of crying."
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URJ Camp Newman

"God talk" can be scary. Jews have a long history of struggling with the concept of God – after all, the term "Israel" means to "wrestle with God." So perhaps it comes as no surprise that Camp Newman Director Ruben Arquilevich considers the opportunity to wrestle with God in a supportive environment one of camp's greatest gifts. Read more »
inaboxFrom Camp Counselor To Professional Success cat-camps2
URJ Greene Family Camp

As she interviewed for her first job out of college, it became clear that Zoe Bernbaum had an advantage: camp experience. Employers were so impressed with the skills she'd picked up as a staff member at camp, from teamwork to taking a leadership role and managing conflict, that she snagged a job at a top tech company. Read more »


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