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  • Want to send your child to camp, but short on cash?

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    February 4, 2015 | 3:39 pm

    The benefits of Jewish summer camp are well documented — but so are the costs when it comes to parents’ wallets. 

    The good news is a variety of local camp officials report that things are improving for those seeking financial assistance and more affordable options. At Camp Alonim...

  • Amid increased scrutiny, risk, camps address teen sexuality

    February 4, 2015 | 2:39 pm

    The counselors didn’t approve but preferred not to meddle. According to the bunk’s “hook-up competition,” each teenage girl was supposed to mark a space on the cabin wall with her name and date indicating when she had successfully kissed — or otherwise hooked up with — a boy.

    ...
  • Top 3 Reasons Special Needs Program at Camp Ramah CA Rocks

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    July 23, 2013 | 11:03 pm

    When I was young, I eagerly looked foward to going away to "sleep away" camp every summer. It was a chance to get away from my parents, hang out with new friends and actually see the stars at night. I usually came home feeling more independent, sunburned, and with a new expletive...

  • More options for modern Orthodox campers

    February 27, 2013 | 9:05 am

    Camp Judah West, which has run travel and sports camps in West Los Angeles for the past four years, has procured a rental location near San Diego and is organizing a five-week summer camp session based on the ideals of Jewish camping, Zionism and Torah. 

    Targeting Modern Orthodox...

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  • One camp, two camp, red camp, Jew camp

    By Jay Firestone

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    It had been about 10 years since my last true Jewish summer-camp experience, but I still remember worshipping that empty bottle of Pepsi that had allowed me to kiss three different girls in less than five minutes for the first time in my life, still a personal record (I didn't even...
  • Campers Hit the Great Outdoors

    By Lea Silverman

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The tomato plants are thriving. Their leafy green stalks shoot straight out of the moist brown earth and sway gently in the breeze. The lettuce, alfalfa and spicy greens starts also look healthy. Herbs grow everywhere. This garden, like all gardens at one time, is still in its...

  • A Divine Voice

    By Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

    January 7, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    God spoke to me once when I was 12 years old. Although it happened years ago, I remember it as clearly as if it were today. Revelation is a tricky thing. I am reminded of the Midrash that when God gave the commandments at Mt. Sinai, God speaks to the Children of Israel in a divine...
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