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July 25, 2013 | 18 Av 5773

Summer Spotlight On Repairing The World cat-socialaction2 cat-socialaction2cat-camps2cat-nfty2
URJ Youth Programs

As Reform Jews, we believe each of us has the ability to make a difference, no matter how young or old we might be. Our camps, service programs and Israel experiences have been practicing real tikkun olam (repairing the world), in their own special ways, all summer long. Read more »
A Touching Tribute To An Unknown Hero cat-camps2
URJ Camp Coleman

To commemorate Tisha B'av, a holy day that remembers many sad events in Jewish history, Camp Coleman decided to take the time to learn about an unknown hero who saved the lives of thousands of Jews during World War II. His story of bravery is one they will never forget. Read more »
How I Met My Brother  cat-camps2
URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp

Serving on staff together at Jacobs Camp has brought two siblings closer than they ever imagined. Through a shared love of camp and all that it has taught them, this brother and sister have developed a deeper love and respect for each other. They've become best friends. Read more »
Teaching Our Children With Intentionality: A Faculty Perspective cat-camps2
URJ Camp Newman

In her 22nd summer at Camp Newman, Rabbi Nancy Wechsler-Azen reaffirmed her belief that Jewish summer camp is the best way to nourish the Jewish spirit. She felt lucky to work with loving counselors and specialists and grounded, organized and deeply committed leaders who make magic happen every day. Read more »
Back to the Future: On "Unplugging" At Camp  cat-camps2
URJ Greene Family Camp

Camp is all about unplugging and learning how to connect to both one another and the larger environment, and electronics do not facilitate this goal. So, this summer, Greene instituted an electronics policy and outfitted each cabin with charger-free games they could play together. Read more »
B'seder! It's Okay To Talk About Israel cat-camps2cat-israel2
URJ Camp Kalsman

The Israeli staff and Counselors in Training at Camp Kalsman sat down together to talk about Israel. They discussed some difficult issues, expressed opinions, and listened to the perspectives of others. What seemed obvious to one person caused anxiety for another. In the end, they all felt closer to each other, and to Israel. Read more »
Hebrew Immersion: The Gift That Keeps On Giving  cat-camps2
URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI)

The Chalutzim program at OSRUI is the only one of its kind: a 7-week intensive Hebrew program in a Jewish summer camp that takes the campers on a journey of discovery. Campers explore the place Hebrew has in their lives and their connection to the Jewish homeland in Israel. Read more »
"I Am Home" cat-israel2
NFTY in Israel

Surrounded by endless seas, vast deserts and seemingly giant mountains could easily make someone feel small and insignificant. But, when you’re in Israel surrounded by vibrant culture, meaningful friendship and rich history, it is a place where you can find yourself, and it feels like home. Read more »


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