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Startup Entrepreneurship at Summer Camp in the Rocky Mountains

The following post originally appeared on Blog.RabbiJason. After finally making my way up the mountain in Golden, Colorado (just outside of Boulder) the other night, I pulled my rental car into the parking lot of ...

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Camp All Day, Every Day

A cookie is just a cookie, but a Newton is fruit and cake. A camp is just a camp, but MY CAMP IS THE BEST THING EVER. It doesn’t have the same ring, but you get the idea. [Colemanites] get together during the year.  The Clergy Advisory Board gathers to talk education and development.  The ...

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Don’t Miss the Magic

By Rabbi Isaac Saposnik  ...

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Bringing 5,000 Voices to my Southern Jewish School

By Sara Beth Berman “Always thinking, you.  Always thinking.” A friend in graduate school mockingly accused one overachieving friend by telling her she was “always thinking.” Because she was “always thinking,” she came up with creative ideas and solutions to the most mundane and epic of problems. Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to joi...

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Philanthropy in Action: From College to Camp

This post originally appeared on the Jewish Teen Funders Network blog. My philanthropic journey started over a year ago, in a classroom at Yale University. Over the course of the semester, I participated in what turned out to be the most unique, fascinating, crazy, and rewarding class I have ...

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We do more in 24 hours than…

The following originally appeared on Naomi Less' blog, Jewish Chicks Rock. Jewish summer camp gives you more opportunities to be of service in 24 hours than most people get in a year. Here’s my story from the past 24 hours at ...

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A Sense of Israel

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of serving on the faculty for The Goodman Camping Initiative for Modern Israel History. With generous support from The Lillian and Larry Goodman Foundations, the AVI CHAI Foundation, and The Marcus Foundation, t...

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Building Bridges to Connect Jewish Camps and Schools

The following was also posted on the Jim Joseph Foundation blog. By Jordan Magidson, Nadiv Educator at URJ Camp Kalsman in Arlington, WA and Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle, WA.  One idea that has been drilled into my head fo...

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Can Jewish Organizations Really Work Collaboratively? Early Lessons from Nadiv

The following post was originally featured on eJewish Philanthropy. Collaboration and partnership have become the buzzwords of our time. The business world as well as the...

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Ah-Ha Moments

As it is written: “And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.  And God saw the light that it was good.” (Bereishit, 1:3-4) Each day, we have moments of light.  We have thoughts, ideas, and contemplations about ways to improve life.  We think about how we can help our family and friends.   We think about ways to make our jobs more meaningful or easier. We think about h...

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