Thank you Elinor for sharing your passion for Jewish camping with all of us. We will miss your “mom” hugs, enthusiasm, sincerity, patience, and warmth. “I attended 6 Points for my second year in a row. As my family and I pulled in to American Hebrew Academy’s campus, I immediately got butterflies in my stomach. I was overwhelmed with excitement. I remember walking …in… seeing Elinor…..and she said to me “….it seems like it’s been forever!” Then she pulled me in for one of her “mom” hugs….I felt home again.” Camper “I can still remember walking into camp, shaking and not wanting to leave my […]
on February 19, 2014
By Rabbi Andy Koren Just a few days ago, there was a news report that snow was on the ground in 49 of the 50 United States. That was certainly the case here in Greensboro, North Carolina, the proud home of the Union for Reform Judaism’s 6 Points Sports Academy. So, it is certainly understandable if, as you were digging out your driveways or “lamenting” another snow day, you might have missed the news that baseball’s Spring Training began. Spring training is for baseball fans what the Jewish holiday TuBishvat is for us as Jews. We celebrate the New Year […]
on February 14, 2014
by Lori Hulak I love watching the Olympics to follow the personal stories. The Sochi Olympic game have, for me and many of you, focused on Jason Brown. Even though I’ve never met him, or even knew who he was before his qualifying performance in Boston last month, I have butterflies in my stomach while he performs. It is almost as if a family member is taking the ice. Well, he is a member of the URJ camp family. He is an alum of our sister camp, URJ OSRUI; they must be kvelling. Although I didn’t know who he […]
on February 7, 2014
by Lori Hulak Wherever you go there’s always someone Jewish You’re never alone when you say you’re a Jew So when you’re not home And you’re somewhere kind of ‘newish’ The odds are–don’t look far– ‘Cause they’re Jewish, too. Lyrics by Rabbi Larry Milder In 2001, my husband and I moved our family from Sharon, MA, a predominantly Jewish suburb of Boston, to the beautiful island paradise of Bermuda. Our family and friends asked about the Jewish community, especially religious school for our young girls. We talked with our Rabbi, spoke with members of the Jewish Community of Bermuda, and reviewed lists […]
on February 6, 2014
Originally posted on ReformJudaism.org Blog Guest Blogger By Beryl Trauth-Jurman Fantasy Basketball. That is how Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation in Reston VA, decided to solve two problems. I had just started as the Youth Activities Coordinator here at NVHC and after our first two or three events, I noticed that there was a certain group of kids who were never coming to events. These kids were interested in sports, but the synagogue was not able to host sports activities. That meant these kids never came to events. We knew we weren’t going to reach them with our existing menu of programming, and […]
on January 26, 2014
by Beth Daub, Tennis Coach Grand Slam season has officially begun for 2014 and the Australian Open was nothing less than a smash hit with all the upsets and new champions being crowned. Going into every big tournament, certain players are expected to do well and go far while others are simply looked over. However, the weather down under evened the playing field (or court) for many of the matches. When the temperatures reached over one hundred degrees on some afternoons it affected both players making it more of an even match. Yes, talent and training plays a huge […]
on January 20, 2014
by Alli McKain Undefeated Team USA declared yet another victory on Sunday against Mexico with a final score of 4-0. Team USA stepped on the pitch Sunday with one strategy in mind, to win. Defensively they were unbeatable. They played a very compact game and were consistently provided support when there was commitment to a challenge. They maintained pressure on the ball. Offensively, when there was an opening on the flank they took it, and they took it hard. They wore down their opposition’s defensive line, creating ample opportunities to score. Together, they finished the tournament as champions. I feel […]
on January 19, 2014
By Alli McKain Team USA handily defeated Trinidad and Tobago on Friday, January 17th, to advance to the final round of the CONCAF under-20 Women’s Championship, where it will face off against Mexico. Team USA continued its defensive dominance, allowing Trinidad only one scoring opportunity the entire game – a shot from Anique Walker that went wide. On the offensive end of the field, Team USA took complete ownership inside their opponent’s 18-yard box, scoring six goals. A team’s strength often stems from the hardships its players have overcome. Both of Team USA’s under-20 Women’s World Cup titles in 2008 […]
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