Return to Blog home

Archive for the ‘Shabbat at Camp’ Category

Diversity and Pride at My Jewish Summer Camp

Aviva Davis shares how both Camp Be’chol Lashon and Camp Ramah in California have shaped her Jewish identity on the Jewish& blog. Judaism has been a part of my life since I was born. My mother snuck Shabbat candles into the hospital in preparation for my birth a...

Read full story >>

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 ...

Read full story >>

On the Influence of Camp

The following was originally featured on eJewish Philanthropy “That felt a lot like camp!” said the woman next to me at the conclusion of the Friday evening service during the recent Biennial of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Judging from her tone, she approved. Indeed,...

Read full story >>

Camp and the URJ Biennial

As the week of the 71st Union for Reform Judaism Biennial approached, I asked my friends and congregants what they were most anticipating. For those who had attended a Biennial in the past, the answer was unanimous: they couldn’t wait until Shabbat services and the Song Session that followed. I was somewhat surprised by thi...

Read full story >>

All I Really Needed to Know I Learned at Summer Camp…

When I tell people that I spend my summers working with Jewish summer camps their reactions are fairly predictable. If they’ve never been to camp, they don’t get it. Why would anyone send their kids away for the summer? For them, it’s a childcare option and not much more.   But for those who have been to camp themselves there’s lots of excitement. They are immediately envious th...

Read full story >>

Shabbat at Camp

Sadly, this is the last Shabbat for summer 2011 at many Jewish camps.  So this, our last "Shabbat at Camp" post for this summer, is a round-up of all of the beautiful experiences shared from different camps all over North America.  They are a shining example of how each Jewish camp is different but they all maintain the same underlying values and feelings.  Shabbat Shalom. ...

Read full story >>

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...

Read full story >>

Shabbat at Camp Poyntelle Lewis Village

Another post for our "Shabbat at Camp” series… Shabbat is a special time at Camp Poyntelle Lewis Village. We understand Shabbat as an expression of values which are important to us as Jews -- community, unity, rest, and beauty. Our camp is separated into two sections; Poyntelle, ...

Read full story >>

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...

Read full story >>

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...

Read full story >>