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  • A camp with a big heart

    March 26, 2015 | 12:40 pm

    For the past seven summers, Hilary Kip’s twin boys have attended Camp Chesed, a Reseda-based program for kids with special needs now headed into its 20th year. There’s a very simple reason Kip sends them year after year.

    Every day, she said, “They leave happy, and they return...

  • Skills-focused camp program takes summer to the ‘Max’

    By Elyse Glickman

    March 26, 2015 | 11:58 am

    Jewish summer camp is full of tradition, but that’s not stopping Kibbutz Max Straus in Glendale from rolling out Kibbutz Explorations, four special core programs designed especially for 21st-century teens and tweens.

    Campers ages 12 to 15 enrolled in the program this summer will...

  • With launch of four new camps, specialty sector is booming

    March 26, 2015 | 11:54 am

    When his new camp opened last summer, Greg Kellner suspected he needed a morning ritual different from the traditional flagpole gathering at many Jewish overnight camps.

    Kellner, the director of URJ Six Points Sci-Tech Academy in Byfield, Mass., a Jewish, science-themed camp in...

  • A day in the life of Jewish summer camp

    February 5, 2015 | 12:27 pm

    Think summer camp is all fun and games? It is those things, but there’s a lot more to it. Just talk to some of the many veterans — from a camper to a songleader to a yoga instructor — of JCA Shalom’s residential summer camp in the hills of Malibu. 


    Boker tov!


  • Adventure camping on the coast

    February 4, 2015 | 2:51 pm

    Summer camp options just got a lot more creative for Jewish teenagers on the West Coast.

    As part of an effort to broaden opportunities for high-school students to explore Jewish identity over the summer, the Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Camp Newman in Santa Rosa is launching...

  • New Jewish dating app keeps the campfire burning

    February 4, 2015 | 2:17 pm

    For many Jews, nothing cooks up piping-hot nostalgia quite like reminiscing about summer camp. Adults who recall those times may think back to pounding on tables during birkat (grace after meals), intense and often heated Maccabiah competitions or “color wars” and musical theater...

  • Foundation for Jewish Camp receives $3.3 million jobs grant

    August 15, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    The Foundation for Jewish Camp has received a $3.3 million grant for a new program to create jobs for Jewish educators.

    The Nadiv program will fund the creation of three new educator positions for Reform nonprofit Jewish overnight camps and Jewish day or synagogue schools, plus the...

  • It’s official: Jewish camp strengthens Jewish identity

    March 1, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    Hundreds of thousands of Jewish camp alumni—and their parents—have long known that those halcyon weeks spent at Jewish summer camp don’t just cement lifelong friendships, they strengthen Jewish identity.

    Now they have it in writing.

    A new study on the long-term impact of Jewish...

  • Class Notes: Rockies, Ramah,  Shalhevet, Conejo Book-A-Thon

    By Julie G Fax

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In an impressive show of collaboration, Denver's Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, Ramah of the Rockies and the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado together purchased 360 acres of scenic land in Deckers, Colo., to open Camp Ramah in the Rockies and J-CC Ranch Camp at the...
  • Delshad sworn in as B.H. Mayor, free money for offered to first-time campers, Q & A with ex-Chief Justice of Israel

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Delshad sworn in as B.H. Mayor More than 500 Beverly Hills residents, civic leaders, and rabbis gathered on Tuesday March 27th outside City Hall for the inauguration of Jimmy Delshad as Mayor of Beverly Hills.

    Delshad, who is of Iranian Jewish heritage, made history earlier this...

  • Camp Helps Teens Strengthen Identity

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    When I grew up in the outskirts of Philadelphia in the early 1980s, going to a Jewish overnight camp meant spending eight weeks in the Poconos with a bunch of pampered girls with last names like Greenberg, Cohen and Leibman.

    The religious part of camp included Friday night services,...

  • One Year Later

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Eleanor Kadish

    After Buford O. Furrow Jr. shot Eleanor Kadish's then 5-year-old son, Benjamin, she took a six-month leave from work to care for her child, who still has pain and walks with a limp. Kadish and her husband, Chuck, decided to send Ben to a non-Jewish camp this summer, in...