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Packing a little extra for camp

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This summer, more than 10,000 campers and 1,500 young adult counselors, as well as 2,000 participants and their leaders traveling through Israel and Europe, will experience Jewish community, learning and fun through a URJ Camp or Israel program. We can't wait to share their stories with you!

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Packing A Little Extra For Camp cat-camps2
URJ Camp Kalsman

When we pack for camp, we fit a lot of things into our suitcases. We remember white clothes for Shabbat, a swimsuit, towels, sunscreen and a raincoat. We even find room to throw in a favorite stuffed animal. This summer, Camp Kalsman is also challenging campers to find a little space to pack something for someone else. Read more »
eisneramirThis Summer, Watch Our Garden Grow cat-camps2
URJ Eisner Camp

Eisner Camp's new partnership with the Amir Project will encourage campers to get their hands dirty while learning about sustainability and the importance of agriculture in Jewish tradition. With five different planned gardening plots, campers will dig in, grow their own food and ultimately give back by donating crops to a local food bank. Read more »
israelathava Staff Development: Milk And Honey For The Soul cat-israel2cat-camps2
NFTY in Israel & Hava Nashira at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) 

While each musician who attends the annual Hava Nashira songleading retreat comes in search of something different, all yearn for both substance and sweetness. The search, for this summer's NFTY in Israel music educators, mirrors the very Jewish combination ofchalav and devash –  milk for our minds and honey for our souls. Read more »
The Wait Is (Almost) Over cat-camps2
URJ Jacobs Camp

It starts with nerves that take up residence in the pit of your stomach and grows into anticipation. The wait for camp is well documented by first-time campers, but some may be surprised to find out that staff feel it too. Fortunately for this summer's staff team, though, the wait is almost over... all that's missing is the campers! Read more »
Finding Openness And Acceptance In NFTY cat-nfty2

Jenn was a typical high school freshman. She kept her head down and tried to fit in. There was one topic, however, that she didn't want to be silent about: equal rights for the LGBTQ community. It was at Jenn's first NFTY event that she met other teens who used Jewish morals to guide their views and finally found her voice. Read more »
literacymd Writing Our Own Mitzvah Day Story cat-nfty2

Kenny and Clay are no strangers to social action. In 2006, they created a foundation to encourage kids to read books and review them. They continue to give back through and, more recently, NFTY Mitzvah Day. Through it all, they've found inspiration through Jewish values and lessons learned at Kutz. Read more »
comfortzone Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone cat-camps2
URJ Greene Family Camp

During her first summer at Greene Family Camp, Sam was so far out of her comfort zone that making friends seemed impossible. It took a summer, but she eventually fell in love with camp and came out of her shell. Now, in an effort to help other campers overcome the same feelings, Sam shares a few pieces of advice. Read more »


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