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- August 08, 2013
Source:The Wexner Foundation BlogLast Shabbat I danced Israeli rikkud with 300 teens on the banks of the Delaware River in New York. A week later I joined a different set of campers in song and prayer deep in the woods of Yosemite National Park. I baked challah a few days earlier with a cabin of middle school children in rural Wisconsin, and just up the road I studied what Judaism has to say about independence around July 4th while riding a pontoon boat out on the lake at sunset with a group of counselors. I love Jewish camp.
- August 06, 2013
Source:The Canadian Jewish News“Come on Mom, let’s bensch after dinner tonight!” My 10-year-old daughter is just back from three weeks at a Jewish camp, and for the first time ever, she’s suggesting we say Birkat Hamazon. I try to conceal my shock and pure pleasure and act nonchalant, as if she says this every day. But inside, my heart is singing.
Source:Chabad Lubavitch News“When my classmates asked me what religion I am, I made them guess,” Luca Koo, 15 from Budapest, Hungary says. “They went through the whole list before I told them I’m Jewish.” One of thirty-five teen girls who've come from foreign countries to spend summer at Un-Camp, a three week program in Dorchester, IA, Luca first noticed anti-Semitism in Hungary as a 10-year-old, when she overheard a classmate dismiss a rotten apple as a "Jew apple."
- July 30, 2013
Source:HuffPost ReligionLike many, I would like to find some sort of resolution in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. Beyond the details of that tragic night, there is a deeper concern about racial profiling that has divided the nation and that no trial and no verdict can assuage. In the San Francisco Bay Area in recent weeks, this concern has reached a fever pitch. Perhaps serendipitously, a series of protests against the Zimmerman verdict coincided with the release of "Fruitvale Station," an independent film about the Oakland police shooting of a young black man on New Year's Eve 2008.
Source:New York Daily NewsCyclists gearing up for a 175-mile charity bike ride beginning Wednesday to benefit sick Jewish kids have collected an eye-popping $2.4 million for the cause.
- July 28, 2013
Source:Times of IsraelI have had the great honor and privilege to have visited 103 different camps across North America over the last 3 ½ years. For me, many summer days have been “Visitors Day” where the director, board chair, professional staff and many others have welcomed me inside their summer “home.” At each, I observed, I listened, and I learned. I also provided feedback, shared how others are addressing issues, and encouraged pursuit of growth opportunities.
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