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  • Yosemite Rim Fire damages Tawonga Jewish summer camp

    August 26, 2013 | 11:48 am

    The largest wildfire in California’s history has led to the evacuation of a Jewish summer camp and destroyed at least one of its buildings.

    The Yosemite Rim Fire triggered the cancellation of Camp Tawonga’s annual Keshet LGBTQ Family Camp, San Francisco’s j. weekly reported.

    On...

  • Local camps react to Tawonga accident

    By Jared Sichel

    July 10, 2013 | 1:21 pm

    After Annais Rittenberg, a 21-year-old UC Santa Cruz student who was working as an art teacher at Camp Tawonga — a Northern California Jewish camp — was killed at the camp on July 3 by a falling tree, her mother, Penny Kreitzer, remembered the best of her child: “With a daughter...

  • Tight-knit Camp Towanga community mourns tragedy

    July 9, 2013 | 3:08 pm

    When a massive oak tree toppled over on a stage where five counselors were having breakfast at Camp Tawonga, killing one and severely injuring two others, news of the tragedy quickly rippled across the Bay Area Jewish community.

    Founded in the 1920s, the camp located near...