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URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp

After six summers as a camper and counselor at Jacobs Camp, Sarah Braslow knows how opening day works. This year, though, things were a little different. As the summer marketing intern, Sarah was in the thick of it: campers running around, parents chatting from cars and lawn chairs and a camera trained to capture it all. Read more »
The Magic Begins To Unfold cat-camps2
URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI)

Most of us are familiar with opening day jitters. Even fourth year faculty members like Rokki Parrinello can’t escape them: did she pack everything she needs? What will the staff be like? Will things go smoothly? The difference is that Rokki knows the magic of camp – openness, warmth and friendliness – will prevail. Read more »
 avisionandamilestoneA Vision And A Milestone: Daryl and Jim's Sleepover cat-camps2
URJ Camp Newman

Seven years ago, the Camp Newman board of directors initiated a process that would result in a vision to strengthen camp by renovating its home. That vision has become a reality. Even board member Daryl Messinger, who said for years that she would never sleep at camp, had a recent sleepover in the new cabins. Read more »
Living The Jewish Value Of Being "Guardians Of The Earth" cat-camps2
URJ Camp Harlam

Two summers ago, Camp Harlam had a teensy little garden. It was a small plot of land with colorful perennials and herbs for Havdalah, plus a few rows of tomatoes and green veggies. This summer, Harlam is putting a stake in the ground – literally! – and committing to growing their garden and greening camp. Read more »
 appointinganftyleaderAppointing a NFTY Leader To The URJ Board cat-nfty2

A brilliant scholar is quoted to have said, “Blessed is the generation in which the old listen to the young; and doubly blessed is the generation in which the young listen to the old.” This ideal was brought to life two Shabbats ago at the URJ board meeting, where the outgoing NFTY President was elected to the board. Read more »
Rain, Bones And Reproductive Justice: My First Day As An Intern cat-socialaction2
Religious Action Center Machon Kaplan summer social action internship

Lizzy Stein knew there was one thing she could expect from her summer social action internship with the Religious Action Center: adventure. And, on her very first day, she proved herself right. On the first afternoon, Lizzy visited an anti-genocide art installation and participated in a panel on queer reproductive justice. Read more »
A Different Side of Jewish Life 
NFTY in Israel

NFTY in Israel staff recently wrapped up a fun-filled three days at the Beit Yehuda Youth Hostel on the outskirts of Jerusalem. Throughout the training, the staff discussed how to create a positive, inclusive group dynamic for their participants while showing them a different side of Jewish life. Read more »


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