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Inclusion at Jewish Camp

Last week, the Foundation for Jewish Camp hosted our biennial conference, Leaders Assembly, in New Jersey.  The topic of inclusion was high on the agenda and I engaged in so many invig...

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The Tech Side of Camp

by Rabbi Jason Miller New Brunswick, NJ – As Jewish camp leaders once again convened at Leaders Assembly, the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s biennial conference here in New Brunswick, there was a lot of networking taking place – both in person and via social media. The dozens of ad hoc camp reunions taking place in the hallways of the hotel also materialized i...

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Jewish camp trend-spotting: 10 ways a summer ritual is changing

By Julie Wiener Nostalgia about summer traditions notwithstanding, Jewish camps have changed dramatically from a generation ago. Camp’s value for Jewish education and identity-building is ...

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Day Camp Exploration

Over the past 15 years, Foundation for Jewish Camp has worked hand in hand with overnight camps to create and professionalize the field of Jewish camp.  As our field evolves and Jewish camp is now ever more present in the lexicon of the Jewish community, we are pleased to share that FJC is now beginning to explore how we may add value to the day camp world. As the central address for nonprofit...

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Leaders Assembly is for Non-Camp Professionals Too

Around the same time every year it happens, thousands of happy campers step off the buses back into their parents’ arms and the countdown to next summer begins. Similarly, as the hundreds of camp professionals, community professionals, lay leaders and educators leave the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s biennial Leaders Assembly...

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How Are You Reaching Beyond the Bunk?

We are so pleased with the impact Leaders Assembly 2012 had on the field and so many individuals. Tell us how you are REACHING BEYOND THE BUNK in 2012.  Stefan Teodosic, Executive Director of B’nai B’rith Beber Camp and Leaders Assembly Advisory Circle member, wrote a guest post for the ...

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Reach Beyond and Venture Out

by Abby Knopp, Vice President, Program and Strategy Foundation for Jewish Camp Did you hear what they were saying at FJC’s Leaders Assembly last week?  That was the sound of the Jewish world praising your work, of so many influential Jewish leaders acknowledging that camp changes, shapes, and creates Jewish lives.  But…you knew that already and so did we! What made this Lea...

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The Volunteer-Professional Partnership: Takeaways from Leaders Assembly 2012

On Sunday, March 11th at Leaders Assembly, camp professionals and camp lay leaders attended high-level skill-building workshops. Michelle Koplan, executive director of B’nai B’rith Camp in Oregon, and Irv Potter, BB Camp’s past president and lay leader, share their account of the “Navigating the Volunteer/Professional Partnership” workshop below. Irv Potter: Michelle, after a...

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My First Time at Leaders Assembly…

This was my first real introduction to the world of Jewish camp, and what an introduction it was! Leaders Assembly was amazing in not just the quantity of people (650?!) but also the quality and diversity of people - I met people from across the spectrum of Judaism and across the continent, people who were new to the job and veterans of dozens of years. To put them all together in a room and spark...

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Reach Beyond the Bunk: Leaders Assembly 2012

The following originally appeared on the AVI CHAI Foundation blog With a theme of “Reach Beyond the Bunk,” this year’s Foundation for Jewish Camp Leaders Assembly took place from March 11-13th in New Brunswick, NJ. In true manifestati...

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