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Reshet Ramah Engages Millennials on Sukkot

 Posted by on November 1, 2016 at 3:20 pm  No Responses »  Tagged with: , ,  Categories:
Nov 012016
 

This article, originally posted in the Washington Jewish Week, describes the work of one rabbi involved with Reshet Ramah, the national alumni outreach program for the Ramah movement’s camper and staff alumni. Reshet Ramah aims to build connections among Ramah alumni by offering local activities and programs inspired by the Ramah camp experience that will … Read More »

A Look Back at Nadiv – What Have We Learned for the Future?

 Posted by on June 15, 2016 at 3:34 pm  No Responses »  Tagged with:  Categories:
Jun 152016
 

This post is cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy By Ramie Arian, Leah Nadich Meir, and Steven Green Five years ago, the Nadiv program was launched as an innovative pilot program involving six camp-school partnerships whose primary objective was enhancing and deepening the quality of Jewish education at the camps and enriching experiential education at the schools while … Read More »

May 162016
 

This article is cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy. By Joel Einleger, Aaron Saxe and Aimee Weiss Think for a moment of nearly any activity you associate with Jewish camp. Whatever comes to mind, chances are that the experience is communal, engaging, and fun. Now, more camps increasingly recognize that any camp experience can also be a quality … Read More »

Excelling at Alumni Engagement: Lessons from Reshet Ramah

 Posted by on January 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm  No Responses »  Tagged with:  Categories:
Jan 112016
 

By: Rabbi Abigail Treu [This piece is a response to the ongoing series highlighting the community case studies featured in the Alumni Playbook, an online resource from the Schusterman Family Foundation designed to help community initiators build robust alumni networks.] The recent publication by the Schusterman Family Foundation of the Alumni Playbook is a terrific … Read More »

Jewish Outreach Goes to Camp Ramah

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May 212015
 

This post is cross-posted from eJewishPhilathropy By Rabbi Abigail Treu Jewish outreach on college campuses and through synagogues has, over the past two decades, become the norm. We are no longer surprised to hear that freshmen who never self-identified as Jews were invited to a Shabbat dinner on campus, or that synagogues are revamping their … Read More »

Jan 122015
 

This article post is cross-posted from the eJewishPhilanthropy website By Dan Perla Sustainable programs have become the Holy Grail of the foundation world. As a former program officer at The AVI CHAI Foundation, nothing excited me more than the prospect of funding a program which could eventually sustain itself. Unfortunately, I often found the goal … Read More »

The “Jewish” at Camp: It’s Leader-Powered

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Mar 272014
 

This post is cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy. By: Deborah Fishman Over 650 Jewish camp professionals and devotees gathered for the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Leaders Assembly this week. With the tagline of “One field. Moving Forward,” the conference featured an impressive array of speakers and skill-builders inside and outside the camping world, and even an … Read More »

BunkConnect: A New Program in Camping Affordability

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Feb 102014
 

A new Jewish camping initiative was announced today in eJewishPhilanthropy: BunkConnect. The program aims to make summer camp a more financially feasible decision through matching income-eligible families with high-quality camps at a more affordable price. An initiative of the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC), BunkConnect is unique in its collaborative funding model in partnership with … Read More »

Chanukah in July???

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Dec 042013
 

What would it look like to celebrate Chanukah in the summer? While our friends in Australia can answer that question with absolute certainty, in North America, Europe, and the Middle East, we associate Chanukah’s festival of lights with colder weather and earlier sunsets. Our menorahs increase the amount of light in the world, publicizing the miracle from those days of old. But I’d like to imagine a Chanukah celebration at summer camp: an effort to celebrate the miracle of light in an environment full of light. While at first this may seem counterintuitive, in fact Jewish summer camp is a great place to try on Jewish practice: a laboratory of Jewish living with a lake! … Read More »