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  • It’s not camp, but it’ll do

    By Shayna Freisleben

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Camp Hess Kramer broke my young and fertile heart. It was an instance of pubescent love that evolved into unrequited passion. For eight years, I frolicked in the crisp Malibu breeze, danced maniacally to Israeli folk songs and celebrated the Sabbath each Friday at dusk. It was eight...
  • Campers Display the Write Stuff

    By David Finnigan

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Almost every summer day, the Malibu Post Office receives a large amount of mail from the several hundred Jewish campers at Camp Hess Kramer and Camp JCA Shalom, a lot of them letters home written by girls.

    When the 13-year-old girls at Hess Kramer's Cabin Rachel were asked if girls...

  • Summertime and the Livin’ Is Costly

    By David Finnigan

    May 27, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Day schools are fine for school days. Synagogue is great for Shabbat and High Holidays. But for those weeks when children are in cabins, singing and laughing with friends, Jewish camp is a singular experience of 24/7, full-tilt boogie Judaism.

    "Although I attended religious school,...

  • Kibbutz Camp Offers Hope to Survivors

    By Eric Silver

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In Kibbutz Negba, a dozen Israeli teenagers attending a summer camp in the guesthouses of this Negev kibbutz were asked to model small trees, and then decorate them with photographs of themselves.

    One sculpted a tree that had been struck by lightning and died. Another molded a...

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  • Summer Fun For Kids

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    School's out and the kids are home. Unless you happen to run a summer camp, chances are you're in need of some serious kid-friendly activities. So, before your child memorizes the daytime line-up on Nickelodeon, check out these low-cost summer events for families.



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