by Alan Friedman Last Monday I returned from a week in Israel. It had been close to seven years since I was last there. Any chance I get to go to Israel it is always a great experience and this trip was no different. This time I didn’t go on a tour or get to sightsee and travel the country, but instead I spent the week at a hotel/conference center in Shefayim about 30 minutes north of Tel Aviv. The Jewish Agency for Israel who sponsors our summer shlichim (Israeli counselors) hosted us for a week of staff training. In [...]
on February 13, 2013
by Rabbi Paul Kipnes (Originally posted to Rabbi Kipnes’ Blog) How do we save the Jewish people? With more Jewish day schools or more creative religious education? With greater outreach to interfaith families? By transforming the B’nai Mitzvah process? Or by focusing on Jews in their 20′s and 30′s? Yes, yes, yes and yes. Much has been written about each endeavor, and undoubtedly we will discover that each offers a significant, if partial response to the challenges our Jewish people face. We Found the Solution on a Sports Field To read the rest of this post, please visit Rabbi Kipnes’ [...]
on December 12, 2012
Alan Friedman our new Camp Director sat down to talk with 6 Points Sports Academy’s Camp Committee Chair Earl Ferguson. This interview gives you a nice introduction to Alan and what he is bringing to the 6 Points camp community.
on September 5, 2012
This August I had the privilege of joining a ‘Caravan’ of lay leaders and professional staff representing the NAC (North American Camp Committee) which is the governing body of the Union for Reform Judaism’s camping system. I am honored to serve as a Vice-Chair of the NAC in addition to my role as Chair of the 6 Points Camp Committee.
on July 26, 2012
Here in Greensboro, N.C., we at Temple Emanuel have devoted much thought, time, and resources to youth engagement for more than a decade. The results have been impressive: We retain around 80% of our B’nai Mitzvah students though the end of 12th grade. Of those retained, some 75% will travel to Israel prior to graduation.
on July 24, 2012
One of our values at camp this summer is Shmirat Haguf, or wellness. Obviously at a sports camp, fitness and wellness is a main focus and here at 6 Points we have a unique approach to incorporating wellness into our daily routine.
on July 22, 2012
Here at 6 Points we take Nikayon (clean-up) very seriously. Each day, dorms are inspected for cleanliness. A weekly competition is held. The stakes: sleeping late on Saturday mornings and bagel delivery to the dorm. Only one question remains unanswered: Who is the mystery cleanliness inspector known as Nikki Nikayon?
on July 20, 2012
As Jewish educators, just back from serving as the faculty at this remarkable camp, we did what many other camp faculty do: lead tfilot, tutor bnai mitzvah students, etc. We also put on our mitts, cleats, swimsuits, and helmets and worked out with the campers on the field, adding a whole new dimension to the idea of being accessible Jewish role models.
- Session 1, Week 1 Highlights June 24, 2012
- Arriving on a Jet Plane June 21, 2012
- Creating Community July 5, 2012
- Our Israeli Delegation May 1, 2013
- Saving the Jewish People…on a Sports Field February 13, 2013
- Meet Alan Friedman, Our New Director December 12, 2012
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