jewish summer camp
The Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps were destroyed in the Woolsey fire, but a hilltop menorah withstood the blaze.
There is literally nothing that can't have "shalom" embroidered onto it.
Kids of any generation know how to do summer right.
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.
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.
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.