Posts Tagged ‘Yitro Fellowship’

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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Kicking Off Yitro II

I feel fortunate to have just started two fantastic journeys simultaneously:  one as the Assistant Director of Camp Poyntelle-Lewis Village (CPLV) and the other as a participant in the Foundation for Jewish Camp's Yitro Leadership Program for Assistant and Associate Directors, generously supported by the AVI CHAI Foundation.  Last wee...

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Moses and Yitro II

In synagogues across the world, the Torah portion that was read this past weekend was Parashat Yitro.  In this section, we learn about how Yitro, the father-in-law of Moses, counseled him on his management skills: And Moses' father-in-law said unto him: "The thing that you are doing i...

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Methodology Madness

If any of you are like me, March Madness has taken over your day and you are frantically checking your NCAA basketball brackets, sneaking peaks at game scores throughout the day. This past fall I started the University of Washington – Foster School of Business’ part time MBA program, and was fortunate enough to receive a grant through the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s ...

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Yitro Fellows “Look Upstream”

Julie Finkelstein, Yitro Fellow and assistant director at Capital Camps, gave the following speech at the fellows’ graduation ceremony last week – we thought we would share: ...

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FJC Graduates First Cohort of Yitro Leadership Fellows

FJC is proud to announce the graduation of the inaugural Yitro Leadership Program cohort of associate and assistant camp directors!  Generously supported by the AVI CHAI Foundation , the Yitro Program’...

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Torah 2.0 and Sharing Tribal Knowledge

The main event of this week’s Torah portion, Yitro - arguably the climax of the book of Exodus, if not the entire Torah - is the Revelation at Sinai. This event is directly preceded by Moses’s reunion with his family. Amidst this reunion, Yitro, Moses’s father-in-law, sees Moses at work. While Moses was sitting from morning until night listening to the people who had come to seek Go...

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Feels Like I Was There…

The inaugural Yitro Fellowship cohort has been back from Israel for a while but as a post-Hanukkah present to our loyal readers we wanted to share with you this amazing video created by one of the fellows, Ari Vared, about the group’s trip. Feel free to sing along if you know the words. ...

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Seeing Israel (and Camp) in a New Light

Learning a new story about a familiar place can challenge your notions of its people, its past, and its future. At the close of the Yitro Fellowship Program’s Israel Seminar, we found that our perspectives on Israel had changed, as we realized the complexity of the Jewish and Zionist story. As a result, we continue to seek out new stories, and answers to new questions. How does our story star...

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Finding Our Story on Tel Aviv’s Streets

As the sun sets on a beautiful beach in Tel Aviv, our Yitro Fellowship cohort considers the journey ahead: How will this 10-day trip in Israel help us to build intentional camp communities? It starts here in Tel Aviv. By exploring the passion that bellied the growth of this “holy” city, we can understand ...

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