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Archive for June, 2012

The Secret of Our Immortality

In an oft quoted article by Mark Twain on the Jews, he wrote: ...If statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other peopl...

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Promoting Jewish Camping

Shalom from URJ Eisner Camp! As I prepare for my summer here on Senior Staff, I’ve been thinking about my time as the Foundation for Jewish Camp Camping Fellow at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham, MA. I have spent the last year acting as a camping resource for the community, promoting Jewish camping, and connecting families to the amazing network of Jewish camps in the Boston area and beyond. Towar...

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Jewish Camp on “Sanctuary”

On June 3, 2012, the public affairs program "Sanctuary," which airs on ABC7 Chicago, took a look at what makes Jewish camps Jewish, what makes them special, and what sets them apart from other camps. Host Jerry Kaye, also director of URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI), sat with Lori Stark of Ramah Day Camp, Stefan Teodosic of B'nai B'rith Beber Camp, and Rabbi Nina Mizrahi of the JCC Ch...

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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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