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Eisner and Crane Lake Camps Stand Up to Bullying



by Louis Bordman This was a day unlike any other in my 19 years with Eisner and Crane Lake Camps — in the most remarkable and beautiful way. For years, our camp community has heard me speak about Eisner and Crane Lake Camps as under a “bubble.” We want camp to be a safe space […]

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Camp Chazak – Superlatives Don’t Do It Justice



By Stephen Weitzman Amazing! Absolutely amazing! Those are the only words that immediately come to mind to accurately describe all that took place at Camp Chazak, the URJ’s program for children whose social development makes it difficult for them to function in a “typical” camp environment, which is held each year at Eisner and Crane […]

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Where is Home?



by Rabbi Eric Gurvis In late June, I had the privilege of spending some time with the members of the Israeli Mishlachat (Delegation) who are serving on the staff at the Eisner Camp this summer. As I have explained on previous occasions, I always find this time to be time well spent. While my ostensible […]

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Why I Serve on Faculty at Eisner Camp Each Summer



by Rabbi Daniel Gropper I recently returned from serving on faculty at our URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA. It is something I choose to do for two weeks each summer. I see my time at camp as a privilege. Why? Because at camp, I get to do what I love best: teach, inspire, […]

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