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Swimming, Ceramics, Philanthropy?

By Naomi Skop When summer 2011 ends, over 250 campers from ten summer camps will return home asking their parents some hard questions: “Where do you give your tzedakah? How did you pick that organization?  At camp we learned…” At the Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN), we believe that collaborative teen philanthropy programs and overnight Jewish camp are a perfect pairing. Philanth...

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Eight Days a Week, (Camp) I Lo-o-o-o-ove You!

The following post is from The Jewish Week.  It was written by Rabbi Marci N. Bellows who serves as rabbi of Temple B'nai Torah in Wantagh, NY. ...

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How Far We’ve Come

A lot can happen in 10 years. In 2000, Leonard Saxe, PhD and Amy Sales, PhD visited Jewish overnight camps in 2000 for the first-ever study on the field, commissioned by the AVI CHAI Foundation. ...

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Methodology Madness

If any of you are like me, March Madness has taken over your day and you are frantically checking your NCAA basketball brackets, sneaking peaks at game scores throughout the day. This past fall I started the University of Washington – Foster School of Business’ part time MBA program, and was fortunate enough to receive a grant through the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s ...

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Reform Jewish Camping: The Essential Question

The following post is from the Union for Reform Judaism blog, written by Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, the President of the URJ. We echo Rabbi Yoffie's sentiments about Jewish camp and have heard many similar stories over the years. If a URJ camp is not for you, please visit our ...

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Russian Jews’ Attitudes Towards Jewish Camp

Towards the middle of 2010, it felt like every time I opened my Inbox, a colleague had forwarded me another article about Jews from Russian-speaking backgrounds!  Apparently, new funding opportunities and a small but dedicated and outspoken community of Russian-speaking professionals and lay leaders led to an upsurge of interest in the subject that is long overdue.  This certainly is exciti...

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Schmoozing and Social Media? We’re there.

FJC just returned from the Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly, and after three days of meetings, sessions, plenaries, booth-running, and schmoozing, we're happy to say that it was a huge success. Check us out in the below video by Esther Kustanowitz, renowned blogger and LA Federation's NextGen programmer extraordinaire, about the NOLAISM Schmooze-up, a reception for entrepr...

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Jewish Camp, Jewish Education

We've said it before- the Foundation for Jewish Camp strongly believes that Jewish camp is an integral component in a child's Jewish education. We have done research to study it, have seen it with our own eyes, and heard it with our own ears as we work with this magical community.  So it is not surprising that we really ...

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