Posts Tagged ‘Research’

Camp & The Pew Study

by Jeremy J. Fingerman, CEO of the Foundation for Jewish Camp Last week, I had the distinct privilege of attending the presentation of the top-line results of the new Pew Research Center study of Jewish Americans.  Among the small group were several of the ...

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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,...

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Swimming, Ceramics, Philanthropy?

By Naomi Skop When summer 2011 ends, over 250 campers from ten summer camps will return home asking their parents some hard questions: “Where do you give your tzedakah? How did you pick that organization?  At camp we learned…” At the Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN), we believe that collaborative teen philanthropy programs and overnight Jewish camp are a perfect pairing. Philanth...

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How Far We’ve Come

A lot can happen in 10 years. In 2000, Leonard Saxe, PhD and Amy Sales, PhD visited Jewish overnight camps in 2000 for the first-ever study on the field, commissioned by the AVI CHAI Foundation. ...

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Reform Jewish Camping: The Essential Question

The following post is from the Union for Reform Judaism blog, written by Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, the President of the URJ. We echo Rabbi Yoffie's sentiments about Jewish camp and have heard many similar stories over the years. If a URJ camp is not for you, please visit our ...

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Camp Works – We Have Proof!

FJC is excited to unveil the findings of CAMP WORKS, a landmark study revealing the long term effect of Jewish camp on its alumni. Jewish summer camp has long been associated with the North American Jewish community, but the lasting effect of these priceless and memorable summers have been purely anecdotal…until now. CAMP WORKS reveals that the influence of nonprofit Jewish camp can be seen in t...

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