jewish summer camp

Religion
The Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps were destroyed in the Woolsey fire, but a hilltop menorah withstood the blaze.
Parents
There is literally nothing that can't have "shalom" embroidered onto it.
Religion
Kids of any generation know how to do summer right.
Religion
I loved recess. When I was young, schools didn't have a name for Attention Deficit Disorder, much less tolerance for it. So
Food & Drink
Raise your hand if you ever went to and/or worked at sleep away summer camp. A hundred million hands go up. Raise your hand if you ever worked in a summer camp kitchen. Ninety percent of hands go down.
Religion
While impatiently waiting for the promised reunion of the fine counselors and campers of "Wet Hot American Summer," we got
Parenting
I intentionally relate with my son in a way I can't quite seem to figure out while at the dinner table, bedtime, walk, playground... you name it. It's the perfect mix of a fear for his safety and the impossibility of bringing my digital addictions into the water.
Religion
At the time of its release, a Pew report on the state of American Jewry released last October had the Jewish world in a tizzy. "We're shrinking!" they kvetched. "We're losing our people!" they shried.
Religion
If we go by numbers alone, the non-Orthodox American Jewish community is facing an existential crisis. The study clearly demonstrates that we stand at an urgent crossroads for American Jewry, and presents us with a major opportunity.
Comedy
This country cannot afford to have a woman whose kids went to Kinderland lead the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Who knows how her children brainwashed their mother with the values of the camp.
Religion
Even though we belong to the Reform Movement and the camp our son attends is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, we keep a stricter level of kosher, one which calls for meat being ritually slaughtered according to Jewish law.
College
There has been a good bit of discussion lately about the potential personal and societal value of working at a summer camp versus getting an internship at a non-profit or government agency.
Religion
No matter what the activity, the social aspects of Jewish camp all play out in a constant Jewish milieu. The benefits of those summer experiences are reaped over the course of a lifetime for the Jewish individual, and in turn for the Jewish community as well.
Religion
Something is happening at Camp Ramah and similar camps, I can report, that bears watching by our society as a whole. It can be summed up in three words: community still matters.
Religion
Some of the most passionate defenders of Jewish values wouldn't also be fighting tirelessly for their vision of change had they not felt an eternal connection to Israel to begin with.
Religion
There is much hand-wringing over Jewish continuity, but less attention paid to Jewish literacy. One factor that is especially neglected -- to our peril -- is the centrality of Hebrew language knowledge.
Wellness
Even the most benign neglect -- like being a latchkey kid -- can foster loneliness. If it hadn't been for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, I doubt my sister and I could have ended up strong.