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Young campers facing away from the camera with their arms around one anothers shoulders

Thanks to the Foundation for Jewish Camp, seven of our URJ camps have received grants to make their grounds and programming as accessible to as many campers and visitors as possible.

Chris Harrison
Campers siting on cabin steps holding a THINK CAMP sign

This is a great time to remind your families about One Happy Camper grants, which provide $700 to $1,000 for first-time campers. These grants have made it easier for so many families to give their children the best summers of their lives.

Ruben Arquilevich and Michelle Shapiro Abraham
Rabbi Allan "Smitty" Smith on the bimah at Biennial

With the death of Rabbi Allan Smith – “Smitty” to all who knew and loved him – the Reform Jewish world has lost a true giant.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Three teenage boys wearing URJ 6 Points Sports Academy shirts

On February 14, 2018, everything changed: That’s the day 17 people were killed in the shooting at my school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, FL.

Jason Halpern
Campers with their arms around one another and their backs to the camera during an outdoor Shabbat service

We're celebrating more than 20,000 youth, teens, and young adults immersed in a Reform Jewish experience. Here are a few other numbers that have us excited for summer.

    Elena Paull
    Group of songleaders sitting outdoors at a summer camp holding guitars and wearing all white as if on Shabbat

    With this in mind, here are the voices of two of our campers – both going on the Harlam in Israel trip this summer – on what the culture of camp has done for them. They are our songleaders and our youth group and confirmation class leaders, and they inspire our kids in so many ways.

    Rabbi Yair Robinson
    Group of teen campers holding hands in a circle as if participating in a group activity

    Camp Harlam is healthier because we opened ourselves up to and held ourselves accountable for making a change. We would never go back to the way it was before. 

    Aaron Selkow
    Three campers in mid-air jumps on a grassy field

    Even as the cold creeps in and the new year begins, summer 2019 is on the horizon! We are already excited about the new opportunities available for Reform Jewish teens.

    Young female CLASP fellow working in a classroom with young children

    Interested in creating a full-time youth engagement position? Here are four reasons why your congregation should consider applying for a CLASP Fellowship.

    Michelle Shapiro Abraham