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October 31, 2013 | 27 Cheshvan 5774


Service Corps 
Camp Leaders & Congregations Selected For Service Corps cat-camps2
URJ Camps

The URJ Service Corps program engages young camp staff and alumni to apply their experience, talents and skills to create experiential, camp-style programming for families and youth in synagogue communities around the country. Recently, 25 camp staff members and 25 host congregations were selected to participate. Read more »
 
 
Jewish 
The Bond That Every Jew Shares cat-nfty2
NFTY

On Rosh HaShanah morning, Quinn Stewart, a high school senior, addressed his congregation. He spoke of his Jewish journey and the role that both NFTY and the congregation have played in his life. He reflected on the powerful bond that exists among Jews, and the importance of helping fellow Jews in need. Read more »
 
 
Ethan Kadish 
Sukkot In December? Celebrating Life, Music And Ethan cat-camps2
URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI)

Sukkot is meant to remind us that life is filled with uncertainty, and that it is our faith in God that carries us through those times of doubt. The GUCI community is gathering December 7th for a special evening recognizing strength, support and faith following the unexpected lightning strike this summer. Read more »
 
 
Israel 
From A Semester In Israel To Aliyah...And Beyond cat-israel2 
NFTY-EIE High School in Israel

The first in a series of reflections from EIE alumni, in partnership with the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA), ARZA's new President shares what he learned and experienced as an EIE student and faculty member. It was this time in Israel that led him down a path of committed Zionism.
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Soul 
Camp Newman's Got Soul cat-camps2
URJ Camp Newman

At Camp Newman, a special group of faculty members are part of a program called Nefesh (“soul” in Hebrew), which was started to provide extra support to campers, counselors and staff by professional therapists and social workers. This work is incredibly rewarding for the faculty and they feel truly blessed. Read more »
 
 
Sacks 
URJ Chairman's Perspective: Why I Volunteer cat-rj2
URJ Youth & College Programs

For URJ Chairman Stephen Sacks, the reason for volunteering is simple: changing lives. Whenever he suffers from a bout of volunteer fatigue, Steve stops to think about the small things that make a big difference. He reflects on the impact of those who came before us, and considers what impact we can have on future generations. Read more »
 
 


 

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