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  • When ‘just be good’ isn’t enough

    August 7, 2013 | 2:02 pm

    “Why all these values, rabbi?” preteen Josh asked. “Can’t you just say we should be good people?” Often it is the most basic questions that set me thinking, and Josh’s query sure did. 

    My wife, Michelle November, and I are at Camp Newman, a Reform Jewish summer camp in Santa...

  • Camp Newman Generates Jewish Joy

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    July 18, 2012 | 7:00 am

    I attended a secular summer camp as a child, and never expected to set foot in a Jewish summer camp. However, my rabbi invited me to Camp Newman last Shabbat for our synagogue’s annual visitor’s night, and it turned out to be an amazing experience.

    Within minutes of my arrival,...