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Mom and Son 
Mom Finally Understands “NFTY Withdrawal” cat-nfty2

Parents always hear so much about NFTY events from their children, but rarely do they get to experience an event themselves. One NFTY Southwest Region mom recently had the opportunity to be a chaperone, and found herself seeing and feeling the NFTY magic her kids had been talking about for years. Read more »
Harlam Day Camp 
New Day Camp Finds a Home cat-camps2
URJ Harlam Day Camp

Harlam Day Camp, the first community-focused Reform Movement day camp in the country, has found a home in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Day Camp will be using the facilities of the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, including beautiful outdoor space, a gymnasium, classrooms, a performance hall, and more. Read more »
Aloni and Rabin 
Eighteen Years After Yitzhak Rabin cat-camps2
URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI)

It has been eighteen years since Yitzhak Rabin was assasinated at a pro-peace rally in Israel. But, OSRUI campers learned that Israelis remember this day like it was yesterday, just as most Americans remember where they were when President Kennedy was shot. Today, Americans and Israelis alike still hold on to Rabin's hope for peace. Read more »
Teens Talk Equality At Women Of The Wall 25th Anniversary cat-nfty2

Earlier this month, a delegation of five NFTYites traveled to Israel to honor the 25th anniversary of the Women of the Wall, the group aimed at achieving social and legal recognition of women’s rights to wear prayer shawls, pray communally and read from the Torah at the Western Wall. Read more »
Greene Family Camp 
The Magic of Camp In The Fall cat-camps2
URJ Greene Family Camp

Camp retreats are the perfect opportunity for current campers to go back to the place they love, just when they start missing it. They also provide a chance for prospective campers to see the magic of camp with their own eyes. What everyone can agree on is that summer never comes soon enough. Read more »
Work at Camp 
Why Work at Camp? Love. Family. Judaism. cat-camps2
URJ Camp Kalsman

For some camp counselors, working is not so much a choice, but a decision their heart makes for them. Each day, counselors get to help their campers learn, grow and overcome obstacles, instilling in them a love of Judaism and the understanding that camp is a very special place. Read more »


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