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  • NBA’s Dwight Howard to visit Israel

    August 23, 2010 | 10:51 am

    NBA All-Star Dwight Howard will visit Israel to hold a basketball clinic for teens.

    Howard, of the Orlando Magic, and several former NBA All-Stars will also scrimmage against the Maccabi Haifa professional basketball team of the Israeli Basketball Super League.

    The group of current...

  • With seed help, niche camps hope to draw more young Jews

    March 25, 2010 | 3:11 pm

    While most kids who attend Jewish overnight camps this summer will ship off to rural settings, a handful will find themselves in the concrete jungle of Manhattan engaged in what could be described as early career development.

    The 92nd Street Y in Manhattan is recruiting campers for...

  • Flu cases down at Hess Kramer

    By Laura Stampler

    September 2, 2009 | 9:02 pm

    Camp Hess Kramer, like other sleep-away camps this summer, sent home children with influenza-like symptoms during its first session. But no children were sent home from the camp after July 15, the start of its second session.

    The reason could lie in a new product Hess Kramer began...

  • Local Jewish Camps Face Down Swine Flu

    June 30, 2009 | 6:39 pm

    More than 40 campers and counselors from Jewish summer camps in Southern California have been sent home with flu-like symptoms. As of June 29, there have been several cases of Influenza A, which are currently being tested by the California Health Department to determine if they are...

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  • Families Look in Own Back Yards for Summer Fun

    By Rachel Heller

    April 22, 2009 | 2:20 am

    Each summer, Erica Groten saves money on summer camp for her son, Ethan, by enrolling him in an exclusive program with only one opening: Camp Mom.

    Groten takes Ethan, 6, to places like the Natural History Museum and the Los Angeles Zoo, and organizes beach days with other families...

  • Free Camp Offers Help for Kids Facing Parent’s Cancer

    By Lilly Fowler

    March 11, 2009 | 3:17 am

    Corinne Lightweaver has spent nearly seven years fighting cancer; first diagnosed with lymphoma in 2003, doctors then discovered she had breast cancer in 2007. The stress and anxiety associated with her life-threatening illness had taken a toll on the entire family, including her...

  • Malibu camp offers respite and community for kids with HIV

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 19, 2008 | 2:36 am

    It's nearly dusk at Camp Pacific Heartland in Malibu and teenager Stephon Cooperawls sits beside me, watching the summer sun sink into the sea. All the other campers are in the dining room having dinner, but Cooperawls has a story to tell, and this is the only place he feels safe...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks August 23 - 29: Benny Goodman, opera, magic and more

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    August 22, 2008 | 1:21 pm

    SAT | AUGUST 23

    (OPERA)

    Today, the importance of recalling the horrors and magnitude of the Holocaust are more important than ever. The children at LA Opera's annual summer camp (photo,below) will present Hans Krasa's moving piece, "Brundibár." The enchanting tale of tolerance and...

  • Obituaries

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Wolli Kaelter, 'A Rabbi's Rabbi, a Mensch's Mensch,' Dies at 93

    In a prayer for his ordination from the Hebrew Union College (HUC) in 1940, Wolfgang (Wolli) Kaelter wrote: "Grant us depth that we might understand, vision that we might see, and let us never become...

  • Not everyone forgot Jews in Shoah, Polish official says

    By Tom Tugend

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    "During the Holocaust, not everyone abandoned the Jews. Not everyone forgot about you." So spoke Poland's Undersecretary of State Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka, and her words were backed by the photos and stories of 21 surviving non-Jews from Poland recognized as Righteous Among the Nations...
  • Solar panels, radio station keep Jewish camps current

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    It was a given that Benjy Rabin, 9, would spend part of his summers at Camp Ramah as soon as he was old enough. His father is a Ramah alum, and so are his older brother and sister.

    "That was the plan we made when we decided that Jewish day school was not an affordable or...

  • Books: Czech teen’s words and art put a face on the Holocaust for me

    By Daniel A. Olivas

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I attended grades one through eight at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Los Angeles during a time of great unrest in our country -- the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., police brutality against war protesters during the Chicano Moratorium....
  • Loud and clear reasons for a cell phone-free Summer

    By Jordanna Flores

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    One of the hardest rules to enforce at camp is not no gum-chewing, no graffiti or even no late-night sneaking out. It's camper cell phone use.

    Everyone is so used to being in constant contact that even our kids can't seem to hang up the phone for the few short weeks of summer camp....

  • To sleep-away camp ... perchance to dream

    By Sharon Duke Estroff

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Going to overnight camp for the first time. It is -- in many circles -- a Jewish rite of passage. Unlike becoming a bar or bat mitzvah, however, the perfect timing for transitioning from day camper to overnight camper is not preordained; on the contrary, it can vary significantly...
  • More Jewish Parents Picking Secular Path to Camp

    By Julie G Fax

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Most of the 4,500 campers returning from Jewish overnight camps this month will come home tired and dirty, with a suitcase full of laundry, a head full of memories and an address book full of new friends. Many will already be counting the days until next summer.

    But according to a...

  • Who Is A Jew?

    By Rob Eshman

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    If you're not Mel Gibson, who correctly guessed that the Malibu sheriff's deputy arresting him at 2 a.m. was, in fact, Jewish -- what are the odds? -- you might want a foolproof tip to discern who's a Jew.

    Here's a hint: the first-person plural. Start up a discussion of the war in...

  • The Bittersweet Meaning of Mud

    By Natalie Katz

    August 3, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Mud

    I had been waiting seven years, and my machon summer at Camp Ramah in Ojai was finally here. It would be different from every other summer, because we would finally be the oldest group, and camp domination would be ours. I knew it would be bittersweet, and I looked forward to making...

  • Israelis Bring Situation Close to Home for Campers

    By Julie G Fax

    July 19, 2006 | 8:01 pm

    When news of Israel filters through to Camp Hess Kramer, the kids do what is only natural -- they turn to the Israelis who are spending the summer with them to make sense of what they're hearing, and to bring it home in a way that is intensely personal.

    "Because my campers know...

  • Angelenos Help Abraham’s Vision Come True

    By Tom Tugend

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Like many young Angelenos, Aaron Hahn Tapper and Gibran Bouayad are traveling to Europe this summer, and they're taking along a few companions -- 24 university students of both genders from seven American campuses. Twelve are Jewish and 12 are Muslims, mainly of Palestinian descent,...

  • Class Notes

    By Julie G Fax

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Get Packing
    It was weeks before camp started, but on Sunday, June 11, Gear Up for Camp Day brought 1,700 people -- including 500 campers and their families -- to The Federation's Camp Max Straus, run by Jewish Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Campers filled laundry bags with camp...

  • Fleeing Nazis Breaks His Father’s Spirit

    By Tom Tugend

    June 15, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    My father, rarely impetuous, married my much younger mother when he was 46, and he was 49 when I was born.

    When I was a toddler and we went occasionally together to the Berlin zoo, people came up and congratulated my father on his cute grandson. So there was this age gap, to begin...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Doctor in the House

    On Sunday, April 9, American Jewish Congress, StandWithUs and Beth Jacob Congregation welcomed Dr. Raanan Gissin, strategic analyst, international spokesman and senior adviser to Israel's prime minister, to Los Angeles. More than 150 people learned about Israel's...

  • yeLAdim

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    We Love Israel

    Come Party With The Jewish Journal at the Israel Independence Day Festival on May 7. Answer the Kein v'Lo question on a separate sheet of paper, attach the completed entry form and bring it to our booth at Woodley Park, which will open at 10 a.m. Every family that...

  • Class Notes - National Nachas for Shalhevet

    By Julie G Fax

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Shalhevet School is on a winning streak, bringing the Los Angeles yeshiva high school to national prominence in the areas of ethics, politics and sports.

    Shalhevet is the only Jewish school and the only school in Los Angeles included in a national report on how to produce students...

  • A Dying Language Comes to Life

    By Jane Ulman

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Gut morgn."

    Teacher Hannah Pollin greeted the group assembled in a large circle around her. Her nine high school students, armed with a page of interview questions and tape recorders, sat interspersed among 13 senior citizens at the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda. They formed...

  • Finding God Under the Stars

    By Amy Klein

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The fog/smog lies heavy over the San Bernardino mountain range, but with a little imagination, it's still possible to make out Los Angeles -- and Catalina -- in the distance. Likewise, at an elevation of more than 6,000 feet in Running Springs, it's possible to envision the great...

  • Rabbi Ending Long Hitch in Military

    By Avigail Schwartz

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Losing Rabbi David Lapp to retirement is "like losing someone on the battlefield, someone who suffered the mud and the pain and the loneliness with you," said Maj. Rabbi Carlos Huerta, the Jewish community chaplain at the U.S. Military Academy.

    Lapp is retiring as head of the Jewish...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    By Tom Tugend

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    'Paradise' Golden; Weisz Blooms

    The Golden Globe awards, often seen as a curtain raiser and preview of the Oscar ceremonies, picked a tense drama about two Palestinian suicide bombers as best foreign language film on Monday night, while shutting out Steven Spielberg's "Munich."

    ...
  • Spectator - A Poet’s Slam-Dunk

    By Robert David Jaffee

    January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish summer camp introduces young Jews to many things -- sports, arts and crafts, drama classes; Eitan Kadosh, a 1999 National Slam Poetry champion, "learned that sex isn't always like pizza."

    He also learned how to entertain people, playing one of the brothers in "Joseph and the...

  • Even Utopia Has a Price Tag

    By Lea Lion

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Late in the summer of 1987, my parents shipped me off to the Cleveland Jewish Community Center's cleverly named Camp Wise. It was August, the weather was hot, and the little village of wooden cabins with tent flaps for walls was a welcome change from the air-conditioned houses of the...

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