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I Fell in Love with Judaism at Camp
RJ.org: News & Views of Reform Jews
As Rabbi Amy Schwartzman steers her two daughters and overstuffed van into Camp Harlam, the memories come back quickly: reading a poem in the chapel on Shabbat; reminiscing with an old friend who now works in the infirmary; and all those talks on the bench under the pine trees where she decided to become a rabbi.
OSRUI Staff: Heroes
URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute
While firefighters rushed to the scene to extinguish a fire in downtown Oconomowoc last week, some unspoken heroes saved lives. Several OSRUI staff members on a day off leaped into action when they saw smoke coming from a nearby building, alerting people to evacuate, holding ladders and even tending to a wounded man.
The First Steps on our Journey
NFTY in Israel
Chaperones Rabbi Elliott Kleinman and Rabbi Eve Rudin have joined three groups of NFTY in Israel teens in Europe for the trip of a lifetime! From a solemn visit at Auschwitz-Birkenau to an energizing teen-lead Shabbat in Poland, it’s amazing to realize that, upon touch down in Tel Aviv, their journey has only just begun.
Shabbat Shalom from Aaron Selkow: A Day in the Life
URJ Camp Harlam
Ever wondered what a camp director does? Here’s an exclusive sneak peek into Camp Harlam Director Aaron Selkow’s week, from the typical meetings and phone calls to serving as a role member and member of the community: singing along at song session, playing basketball with campers—and trying the new zip line.
A D’var Torah for NFTY’s Summer Home
NFTY, NFTY in Israel & URJ Kutz Camp
While walking around a room at Kutz Camp filled with teens literally holding up the Torah, NFTY President Evan Traylor challenged his peers to create intentional Jewish relationships. The catch? Those relationships are not just between campers and NFTYites, but with Jewish figures from our collective past.