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For 53 summers, URJ Kutz Camp has trained the teenage leaders of the Reform Movement. Much of our congregational leadership, both professional and lay, attribute Kutz as having played a pivotal role in where they are now. Now, perhaps more than ever, sending the teens in your congregation to Kutz for the deep learning, purposeful skill-building, and leadership development that takes place in Warwick, New York, will set your teens and your congregations up to flourish, now and in the future.
This summer, one of the highlights of the Kutz program will be the launch of our new partnerships with the other parts of our extended URJ family:
Kutz has always been a hub of Reform Jewish leadership, and this year, we’re gathering the movers and shakers from across the Reform Movement in an intentional way to work in partnership and empower the next generation. Teens from your congregation will leave camp having not only experienced an incredible summer, but with new skills, close friends from across the world, mentors to guide their paths, and a deepened passion for Jewish life. They will be the songleaders at your services, the madrichim in your religious schools, the presidents of your temple youth groups, the advocates on your social action committees. They will be the present and future leadership that you’re looking for in your congregation.
We’ve all felt the powerful swell of teen voices and leadership that has recently swept the country. As congregational leaders, you can capture this energy and engage your teens in improving their communities and building their own Jewish stories. With Kutz’s track record of impact and these exciting new partnerships for Summer 2018, we eagerly anticipate seeing what your teens will create and who your teens will become.
To nominate a teen from your congregation to represent your community and be part of Kutz this summer, visit www.kutzcamp.org/nominate or get in touch with the leadership team at Kutz. Your teens—and your extended congregation—have the chance to be part of something truly powerful.