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The Soundtrack of My Youth

by Allison Cohen Every summer “my camp” posts their Top 10 song session songs. And each year I look at it in great anticipation and then amazement that eight out of 10 are on mylist of ultimate camps songs. The others, I have come to know and love from my camp visits every summer. Each song – whether it by written by Pete Seeger, James Taylor, Debbie Friedman, or long...

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Shabbat at Camp Mountain Chai

As summer 2011 winds down, Shabbat is a time for even more reflection and for creating special moments and memories that will last a lifetime.  Here's another post for our "Shabbat at Camp" series that really captures the spirit and importance of this special time of the week... A Spiritual Transition At Jewish sleep...

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Next Time You Have a Chance, Hug a Torah

Opening Ceremony Session 2 from URJ Eisner Camp on Vimeo. The following was originally posted to an ...

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Shabbat at URJ Eisner Camp

The fifth installment to our "Shabbat at Camp" series...   Every Shabbat at Eisner is different; they are all meaningful and truly spiritual, but each and every one is unique in its own way. Shabbat here is not just a service or a meal, it is an entire experience.  The whole day is marked by our traditi...

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5 Things Happy Campers Know

We love following post from Maria Shriver's blog featuring Camp JCA Shalom! 5 Things Happy Campers Know By Dana Gray Could you successfully organize a group of 50 people in a...

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Jewish Camp on Shalom TV!

Last week FJC's Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees, Elisa Spungen Bildner and CEO Jeremy Fingerman visited Shalom TV for an interview with Rabbi Mark S. Golub.  Check out the show, "Jewish Camps: Creating Jewish Youth," below, on Shalom TV's website (currently in...

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Shabbat at Camp Wise

Another post from our “Shabbat at camp” series… The campers and staff sway, emulating the parting of the Red Sea under a canopy of trees as the familiar words of Mi Chamocha drift to the setting sun.  The entire camp of nearly 500 people join together to celebrate Shabbat in what many feel is the most beautiful place in camp, o...

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Shabbat at Camp Young Judaea-Texas

Another addition to our “Shabbat at camp” series… Around four o’clock on Fridays everybody retreats to their bunks. The whole camp showers and cleans off and starts to get ready. The boys put on their nicest shirts and the girls their prettiest dresses. They wait anxiously on the porch of their bunk taking pictures with their friends ...

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Shabbat at Ramah Outdoor Adventure

The next in our "Shabbat at Camp" series, the following post is from Ramah Outdoor Adventure, one of the camps that was created as a result of the FJC's Specialty Camps Incubator. The chalutzim...

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Shabbat at Camp Moshava Ennismore

More from our "Shabbat at camp" series...   It’s there every Friday night as the sun begins to set, casting the entire camp in its shadow. It’s there as a sea of blue and white makes its way to mifkad (camp-wide assembly), laughing and cheering with excitement. It’s there during davening (prayers), as the campers and counselors alike dan...

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