originally posted on 6/16/16 on URJ's Inside Leadership Blog Jewish camp professionals are continuously engaged in dialogues about how we can impro... Read More >
From March 6-8, Foundation for Jewish Camp convened the field of Jewish camp at our sixth Leaders Assembly biennial conference, with over 750 camp professionals, lay leaders, educators, philanthropists, and communal professionals who spent three days reflecting, sharing and learning.
Our plenaries inspired us to empower our employees and colleagues, be more intentional about how we show appreciation for our staff and families, create measurable methods of professional development for our emerging leaders, and challenge ourselves to welcome and engage everyone in our community. We broadened our horizons, picked up new ideas, and honed our skills in over 70 breakout sessions, found 40 partners to collaborate with in the Shuk, and strengthened the connections between our camps, communities, and each other.
As this is our 18th anniversary year, we took time to celebrate collaboration among camps, working together as a field, and accomplishments over the past 18 years. We also acknowledged and thanked those who make it all possible - the many funders who have invested significantly in Jewish camps all over North America and in FJC, the community partners who have embraced camping to engage their community, and the long-serving camp professionals who have dedicated their careers to nurture our children.
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...at Leaders Assembly 2016! Check out these photos for an overview of what happened at past conferences.