You can have your summer destinations of Nantucket, the Hamptons, or Lake Michigan. I’ll take Kunkletown, Zionsville, and Oconomowoc! Some head to the beaches or the mountains; I head to camp.
More than 14,000 young people are leaving home this summer, immersing themselves in new environments and connecting to Jewish community in a URJ summer program. The midrash tells us that if we can open ourselves up to new experiences, we can discover inner clarity. These young people are discovering themselves – what motivates them, what matters to them, what challenges them. They return home – and to our congregations – with a new sense of identity and purpose.