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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!

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Chanukah, Eight Crazy Nights for Jewish Experiential Education

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Dec 042013
 

 This post continues our Chanukah series exploring the idea that: “Jews stand for light in the darkness, and every Jew can rekindle the flame of another.” We are pleased to feature a range of respondents discussing how this concept “illuminates” their perspectives and work. Visit here to read the introduction to this series – and

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Jul 312013
 

By: Leah Nadich Meir We’ve all heard it before (and maybe have said it to ourselves): “Teachers have it great. They work until 3 PM for ten months a year and then get to hang out on the beach all summer!” That may be true of some teachers, but I saw a very different picture

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Jul 222013
 

This article is cross-posted from the eJewish Philanthropy Blog. by Susan Kardos The AVI CHAI Foundation is a Jewish education philanthropic foundation which will be spending all of its assets and winding down its operations by 2020. We have tried to build a good reputation among grantees in the Jewish day school and summer camp

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Mar 292012
 

This piece is cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy.com. by Yossi Prager Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill once said, “All politics is local.” Should philanthropy be the same? AVI CHAI’s spend-down goals include building funding partnerships with others whose values and interests align with ours. I have therefore had the privilege of meeting with and learning

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