Here, based on analytics from our Clipboard email newsletter and this blog – in alphabetical order – are the most popular posts from The Clipboard last week. Happy reading!
A New Way to Think About Brushing Teeth
URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute
At camp, even brushing your teeth is a ritual! Visiting faculty Rabbi Lisa Greene has found that the most mundane activity can become spiritual when it involves community and intention. Building on that idea, she created a full-fledged program to encourage campers to create and challenge the idea of Jewish ritual..
Camp is a Real Job (or, How it Helped Me Get a Non-Camp Job)
URJ Camp Coleman
Listing archery under “additional skills” on her resume helped Jill strike up a conversation with her interviewer and eventually land an internship. Several years later, Jill again found camp an asset while job hunting: the creative problem solving she learned at camp helped her nail a job in TV journalism.
Kicking Off the Summer with an Olympic-Worthy Ceremony
URJ Eisner Camp
Eisner Camp’s opening day ceremony was the perfect way to welcome summer! After campers were greeted with cheers and applause, Director Louis Bordman kicked off the ceremony full of spirited dancing, singing and the tradition of passing the Torah from the oldest campers to the youngest.
My Journey Through NFTY
NFTY, NFTY in Israel, URJ Greene Family Camp & URJ Jacobs Camp
Soon-to-be college freshman Evan Traylor credits the power of Jewish community he first experienced at a junior youth group event at Greene Family Camp, as well as the Jewish spiritual awakening he found on a NFTY in Israel L’dor V’dor trip, with inspiring him to run and be elected as the new NFTY President.
URJ Kutz Camp
Dr. Madelyn Mishkin Katz, Associate Dean of Hebrew Union College in LA, was overcome with nostalgia when she pulled into the Kutz parking lot to serve on faculty. A lot has changed since this Kutz and NFTY alum and mother of two NFTYites went to camp, but the power of the Kutz experience is stronger than ever.