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eJewishPhilanthropyThe Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) has received four new grants to pilot innovative programs supporting both overnight and day camps. Consistent with FJC’s new strategic plan, these four grants have been developed as scalable models that can be expanded as additional funding at the national and local levels becomes available.
- December 05, 2014
JTABunkConnect, which was piloted last summer at 35 camps on the East Coast, offers middle- and lower-income families whose children have not previously attended Jewish camps tuition discounts ranging from 40 to 60 percent off camps’ listed rates.
- November 20, 2014
eJewishPhilanthropyThe Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) has launched BunkConnect™, a new, national program that matches eligible families with high-quality nonprofit Jewish summer camps at a more affordable price. This philanthropic business venture has been developed in collaboration with forward-thinking business executives and leading philanthropists.
The ForwardWith all this change in the Jewish camp world, here are 10 specific trends we have noticed.
- June 12, 2014
Jewish JournalSeveral agencies are coming together in the hope that Russian-speaking children will begin their journey of Jewish self-discovery at Camp Gesher, a new overnight camp that caters to what it perceives to be a unique community.
eJewish PhilanthropyMichael and Anita Siegal, in concert with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, have established a $1.25 million endowment – the Michael and Anita Siegal One Happy Camper Program – aimed at recruiting Jewish children to overnight camps who would otherwise be unable to attend. Mr. Siegal, who currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of The Jewish Federations of North America, stated that he and his wife “are delighted in partnering with the Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Jewish Federation of Cleveland to make it possible for more young people to consider participating in the joy and fun of Jewish camping."