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A Bar Mitzvah speech to change the world

December 5, 2013

The Clipboard: News from the URJ Youth, Camp & Israel Programs

December 5, 2013 | 2 Tevet 5774

A Call for Freedom 
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URJ Camp Kalsman

Duncan, a long time Kalsman camper, delivered an inspirational D’var Torah for his Bar Mitzvah on the Torah portion Vayeitzei. This is a portion that, among other things, discusses Jacob’s marriages. What Duncan had to share about this portion was extraordinary. Read more »
Eighth Night for Ethan 
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URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI)

Wednesday night was "8th Night for Ethan," an evening of support for the family of Ethan Kadish, a camper struck by lightning this June at Goldman Union Camp Institute. It's not too late to show the Kadish family that the Reform Movement is behind them by donating to assist with Ethan's ongoing medical expenses. Read more »
NFTY Binah 
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NFTY Institutes 

Earlier this month, teens gathered at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio for NFTY's Binah: Teen Jewish Learning Institute. The weekend focused on Moving the Movement and how teens can make an impact on the world around them through the lens of modernity and Reform JudaismRead more »
Learning to Save the World 
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NFTY Northeast Lakes Region (NFTY-NEL) & URJ Camp George

When people ask Sophie what she wants to be when she grows up she responds with, "I am going to save the world." She is confident in this because of the strong foundation of social action, leadership and confidence NFTY and Camp George have given her over the years. Read more »
The Community that is Biennial 
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NFTY at the URJ Biennial

When Celia arrived at Biennial in 2011 as a new NFTYite, she was simply hoping to have a good time and meet interesting people. What she actually experienced was an inspirational program, deep friendships and a connection to Judaism she didn't know was possible. Read more »
Some (Jewish) Experience Preferred 
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URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union

When Steve graduated from college, he wasn't quite ready for the desperation of a job search. Without a clear idea of what he wanted to do or where he wanted to work, he was floundering. In the end, he turned to something he was very experienced in as an OSRUI alum: the Jewish world. Read more »


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