Posts Tagged: camp

The Chadash Program – A New Path for Young Adults with Disabilities



And then we asked, “what’s next?” It seemed only right and necessary that Coleman would be part of the next stage in Gideon’s life journey. So, in partnership with Bobby Harris and the Coleman community that is our family home, the Chadash program has been born. “Chadash” means “new,” and this truly is a new opportunity, a new path – one that can help give young adults with disabilities tools and skills for life success.

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Three Stories: URJ & Ramah Camps Come Together To Learn



The URJ Service Corps program is designed to engage young URJ Camps staff and alumni, who will apply their experience, talents, and skills to create experiential, camp-style programming for families and youth in synagogue communities around the country. Working in partnership with the National Ramah Commission, the program seeks, over three years, to have a […]

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Bringing 5,000 Voices to My Southern Jewish School



Not raised in the movement, I found it was just like when I first started my job as a Nadiv Educator with the URJ. I was once again being plunged into “Reform Boot Camp.” I found myself “always thinking” thinking like I think at camp. Thinking like I think at school

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2013 URJ Biennial

Are You Ready for Biennial Shabbat?



From Friday night song session to diverse, creative options for worship and learning, Shabbat at the URJ Biennial will feature something for everyone. Friday Night Shabbat Services First bring a little bit of the Tel Aviv pier to San Diego and prepare for Shabbat with the innovative leaders of Beit Tefilah Israeli, who bring Kabbalat […]

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Make Miracles Happen This Hanukkah by Helping Ethan Kadish



On June 29, at Goldman Union Camp Institute, a URJ summer camp near Indianapolis, Ethan Kadish was teaching a group of younger children how to play ultimate Frisbee when a bolt of lightning struck him to the ground. Today, Ethan is in the Rehabilitation Unit at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital preparing for his upcoming discharge to […]

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The Songs of Your Youth and of the Reform Movement’s Youth



by Cantor Bradley Hyman At some point in a person’s life, they lose touch with the most current trends in popular music. To be clear, you will become your parents. You might make an effort to listen to radio stations or watch videos, which attempt to bring you closer in understanding why things are more […]

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URJ’s Camp Dream Street Named to Prestigious Slingshot Guide



Camp Dream Street Mississippi, a five-day camping program for children with disabilities, has been named one of 18 leading Jewish organizations committed to fostering inclusion of people with disabilities in the prestigious Slingshot Guide, created as a guidebook to help funders diversify their giving portfolios to include the most innovative and effective organizations, programs and […]

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Registration’s Open at Our New Jewish Science and Technology Camp!



Registration is now open for URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, a new summer camp offering high-level programming in science and technology. This innovative new camp will open in July 2014 on the campus of The Governor’s Academy near Boston. URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy will attract campers seeking high-level science and technology experiential and fun […]

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Camp Newman’s Got Soul



Four years ago I was given a wonderful invitation to join the Nefesh Faculty at Camp Newman for two weeks. Not only were my kids ready to go to Jewish summer camp, like my husband and I did when we were younger, but I could go back to camp? As a School Counselor with summers off it sounded like an intriguing offer.

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Celebrate Life. Celebrate Music. Support Ethan.



by Rabbi Mark Covitz One of the greatest successes of this past summer at Goldman Union Camp Institute is, very simply, that the summer was a great success. The challenges presented by the June 29th lightning strike were many, and were daunting. Of course, the most important challenge was securing the physical health and emotional […]

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URJ Launches First Reform Movement Day Camp



Camp Harlam, the URJ’s regional overnight camp for the Mid-Atlantic region, announced it will open the Harlam Day Camp beginning in June 2014, at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy (Barrack) in Bryn Mawr, PA. Camp Harlam, which has served more than 750 families, 1,000 children, and 250 staff members each summer at its resident […]

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URJ Chairman’s Perspective: Why I Volunteer



Like many of you, I am a volunteer. And, like all of us who volunteer, there are days when I question my own sanity and ask myself, “Why am I doing this?” As I reflect on it, the answer to why we volunteer in a congregation or at the Union for Reform Judaism is no […]

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Redoubling Our Efforts on Jewish Youth Engagement



Two years ago, the Campaign for Youth Engagement was launched at the URJ Biennial in Washington, DC. Our movement rallied around the cause and is engaging more youth and teens in our communities. In 58 days we’ll be together again, this time in San Diego at Biennial 2013. We are excited to share plans to […]

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My Experience as a URJ Intern



by Julie Wichler Eight summers of my life were spent at URJ Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, MA. As both a camper and a counselor, I saw this place I love so much from both sides, and I still desire the feeling of “home” I get when I drive through the front gates on Brookside […]

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