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Ask any Jewish family that sends their children to both a private Jewish day school and a Jewish summer camp about theaffordability of such endeavors and they’ll use words such as “sacrifice,” “hardship” and “priorities.” With the cost … more
Jewish camp is everywhere, Terry Gross confirmed on NPR the other day. While interviewing filmmakers Joel and EthanCoen, she noted that she’d recently discovered that the Coen Brothers had attended the same Jewish camp – Herzl Camp,in Wisconsin … more
JTA – It used to be that parents who wanted to expose their children to conversational Hebrew over the summer had totravel to Israel. Now a growing number of American Jewish day camps are offering Hebrew-immersion programs, wherekids do the … more
(JTA) – In the late 1960s, when husband-and-wife team Barbara and Herb Greenberg first decided to create a Jewish overnight summer camp program for developmentally disabled children, it was hard to find a camp willing to host it. Camp … more
Summer vacation will be here before we know it so now is the time to start thinking about your plans. J-Camp hasexperienced a major restructuring this winter and we are gearing up for the best summer yet!  This year, camp will consistof one base … more
I’ve been dreaming about launching a camp for more years than I can remember. After a not-so-brief digression intocorporate law, a year-long grant application process, and some incredibly generous funding from four major foundations,it’s been … more
At the Foundation for Jewish Camp, we observed a growing trend several years ago: families were choosing non-Jewishsummer camps so their children could pursue specialty experiences. We asked ourselves, “Why should families have tochoose one … more
Camp JORI Day 1, Summer 2013 Every camp director approaches the beginning of summer with many emotions. Concern that the summer will be safe and fulfilling for campers and staff, anticipation of the moments that create camp community, and even a … more
The Temple Am David Louis and Goldie Chester Religious School teachers love to teach our students the history,traditions, morals and values of being Jewish. We embrace the opportunity to educate them and encourage them to becaring, productive, and … more
Robert Frost has said, “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” Temple Habonim’s past Education Director, Linda SilvermanLevine, had a saying of her own. She liked the quote, “Every teacher is a learner, and every learner is a teacher.” … more
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