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  • Jewish summer camps grappling with murders of Israeli teens

    July 8, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    On the morning of June 30, the children began arriving at Camp Solomon Schechter in Olympia, Wash., ready for a fun-filled summer.

    But shortly before the first little feet descended the bus steps, the sleepaway camp’s Israeli counselors learned from back home about the discovery...

  • Jewish camps review safety measures in wake of Ramah tragedy

    June 27, 2011 | 7:02 pm

    It’s the nightmare of every parent—and every teacher, youth leader and camp director.

    When a child dies in an accident while in someone else’s care, the agonizing questions begin: Could we have done anything different? Were all the proper procedures followed? And above all, how...

  • From nut allergies to gluten, Jewish camps and schools struggle with dietary limitations

    June 6, 2011 | 2:37 pm

    No one goes to summer camp for the food. And school lunches? Used to be fried mystery meat and a side of bogus mashed potatoes, if you were lucky.

    But that was before the healthy eating movement—and allergies—changed how camps and schools across America think about the food they...

  • Concierges help families sort through education options

    By Anita K. Kantrowitz

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Barbara Luboff and her husband were thrilled that their young granddaughters would be staying with them for six weeks over the summer. The family -- parents and grandparents -- wanted to give the girls "a good dose of Judaism while they were in L.A.," Luboff said, in large part to...
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  • Letters to the Editor

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    In late May 1948, when faced with an embargo on weaponry in defending the new born State of Israel, Provisional prime-minister David Ben-Gurion received an offer of assistance from an unlikely source. Czechoslovakia, then under the firm control of Soviet Russia, offered the...

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