Overnight Summer Camps


Jan 022019
 

In this post and its accompanying photos, Briana Holtzman and Teri McGuire from the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) reflect on the third seminar of the fourth cohort of the Yitro Leadership Program, which is funded by The AVI CHAI Foundation. The program works with associate and assistant camp directors, with the goals of strengthening their

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Dec 112018
 

Over the past three years, Perlman Camp in Pennsylvania has brought their previously seasonal Jewish educator, Candice Goldstein, onto the camp’s year-round team, working with staff to ensure Jewish life is a focus throughout the year. She now plans for and supervises a team of summer staff including Cornerstone Fellows and members of the camp’s

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Go Forward and Succeed

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Jun 052018
 

AVI CHAI has enthusiastically supported overnight Jewish summer camps because they reflect so well our commitment to Jewish living, learning and peoplehood. As our aspirations state: “Our best hope for attaining this vision of the future is through a focused investment in educational experiences for Jewish youth which are Jewishly meaningful, engaging and full of

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May 022018
 

By: Leah Nadich Meir Now that May is upon us, the countdown to summer – and camp – has begun!  Camp leaders know that memorable and meaningful camp experiences don’t just happen; they’re like the vegetables that grow in so many camp gardens. Tending the seedlings with loving care results in those sweet-tasting tomatoes and

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Growing Intention around Israel @ Camp

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Apr 132018
 

Israel @ Camp – a collaboration between the Jewish Agency for Israel, iCenter, and Foundation for Jewish Camp, with funding from AVI CHAI and the Maimonides Fund – is featured in this article in JNS. The article explores how Israel @ Camp helps camps become more intentional about how their Israel education pervades through all

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The Power of FJC’s Cornerstone

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Jun 202017
 

Cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy By Mark Kachuck “Kol Yisrael Arevim Ze Bazeh,” translates to “all of Israel is responsible for one another.” This spoke to the theme of Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Cornerstone Fellowship 2017: “Get Invested,” which had a big impact on me. It resonated with my feelings towards the global Jewish community; together, we

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Reshet Ramah Engages Millennials on Sukkot

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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

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

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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

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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

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