Posts Tagged ‘Community’

Summer Camp, Life Skills and Confidence

In partnership with The Jewish Week’s “The New Normal” blog, FJC is pleased to present a series of blog posts featuring a range of different voices sharing the power and benefits of Jewish camp for those in our community who have disabilities. ...

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Making a Healthier Jewish Community

The following post is the second in our summer series hearing from the camps that were launched as a result of FJC’s Specialty Camps Incubator.   ...

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Food at a Jewish Outdoor Adventure Camp

The Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) launched the second cohort of camps this summer through the Specialty Camps Incubator.  We asked all of the specialty camps to tell us about what it looks like to be Jewish at a specialty camp. The following post is the first in our summer series. ...

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The Cornerstones of Camp

By Jeremy J. Fingerman, CEO, Foundation for Jewish Camp I am often asked how Jewish camp has become such a powerful and valued educational and engagement tool for our community. The key, I believe, is the college-aged counselors: role models who work tirelessly to help guarantee that their campers have the best, most transformational summe...

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Teach Your Children Well…

“The world we build tomorrow is born in the experiences we give our children today.” Our Jewish tradition is centered on our children. On the long journey from slavery to freedom, which we symbolically started at Pesach culminating soon at Shavuot, it is amazing how many times in the narrati...

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Surrender

By Miriam Shwartz “At fifteen life had taught me undeniably
that surrender, in its place,
was as ho...

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Being a Mitzvah Representative

How can a few classes of kids in Atlanta brighten an entire hospital? The Davis Academy’s 4th grade team, interested in making a wellness-related impact in Atlanta and in Israel, raised a lot of money to donate to ALYN Hospital in Jerusalem. They helped those in Atlanta and in Israel.  Here’s the field report from my shaliac...

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Why My Camp Rabbi Might be Sporting a Pixie Cut This Summer: What Camp Rabbis Do in the Off Season

By Rabbi Elisa Koppel As I think back on the past 20-some-odd summers at camp, there are probably about a dozen programs that I remember—really remember. I think back on them not only in that I can remember what we did or what we created, but I remember how they felt: the moment of insight, the powerful conversation, the unique energy that was created through the experience. Tuesd...

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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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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...

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