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J-Life: An Opportunity for Constant Teaching of Values – and Fun, Too!



Coming up to camp I knew that we had moved from Shiur, the programed period for Jewish education, to J-Life rotations in the Garden, Israel education, Israeli Scouts and Teva (nature).

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A New Beginning



I am proud of all of you, and I hope you’re just as proud of each other. So I’m asking you to take the time to turn to your friends and thank them for the friendship you have and the summer you have shared. And remember to continue your friendship out of camp. Although our session is coming to a close, this is not the end; it is just a new beginning.

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So I Married an Inspiring Rabbi



The truth is, Valerie doesn’t wake up every morning asking herself “Who can I inspire today? And how?” Rather, she gets up and does her work – the very challenging, and often rewarding work of being a congregational rabbi. And, for every time someone shares with her how they have been “inspired” by her work, there are SO many other times when she never knows if she’s even had an impact, made an impression, made a difference.

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L’dor Vador: From Grandparent to Grandchild



I have heard it said that the single most valuable Jewish experience young people can have is Jewish camp. Jacobs Camp is the absolute personification of this belief. We love it and so do two more generations (so far!) of Orgel family members!

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