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Marketing Camp: Time-Saving Tips & Summer Photos

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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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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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Giving, Receiving Constructive Criticism

The following post was originally featured in The Atlanta Jewish Times In this post-inauguration and post-election period for the United States and Israel, respectively, we are well aware that leadership styles, models and talents can vary greatly betwe...

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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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Doing My Stuff

Harry Chapin is one of the singer-songwriters whose music has provided the soundtrack to countless summers at Camp Alonim and many other Jewish camps over the years.  In one memorable tune, Harry spins a lament about the meagerness of his guitar – his “monophonic symphony,” his “six string orchestra.”  How about adding a bass, lead guitar, drums, and some strings – wouldn’t the mus...

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Cornerstone 2012!

The following post originally appeared on the Camp Poyntelle Lewis Village blog. When I arrived at Cornerstone with the other fellows from CPLV, Jorie Cohen, Bill Porreca, Hayley Roher, Steven Underweiser, and Yoni Geisler, it seemed as though we were...

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