As musicians who frequently perform at Jewish summer camps, Rick Recht and Josh Nelson know how to create memories that last a lifetime.Nelson plays at many camps, but one of his favorites is the Warwick, NY URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) Kutz Camp. “It’s essentially a leadership camp for high school kids,” he told JNS.org. “The kids are some of the most driven, bright, forward- thinking young Jewish kids in America today.”
on February 25, 2013
on February 4, 2013
Working with my campers has taught me patience, given me confidence, and taught me to be a role model. It really helps me because I want to be a teacher and having the CLC experience has shown me so much about working with kids. I love every person in the CLC community because we are all tied together and at the end of the day we all share something, Judaism.
on January 31, 2013
The new 6 Points Science & Technology Academy is gearing up to tackle one of our nation’s biggest challenges: providing quality educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for children.
on January 28, 2013
There have been no greater influences on my life than my temple youth group, NFTY-GER, Urban Mitzvah Corps, and NFTY in Israel. My participation in these programs as a teenager led me, as an adult, to become a Jewish professional and an active participant in the New York City Jewish community.
on December 4, 2012
What to wear? Announcing the winners of Wear your NFTY, Camp & Israel T-shirt Day!
on November 27, 2012
The scene could be anyone, anywhere, and it has repeated itself countless times over the years: on a bunk bed at Greene Family Camp, around the campfire under the stars, in dorm rooms, and now, a few years after college, in front of our computers in a Google “Hangout,” Google’s multi-person video chat.
on November 20, 2012
It seemed almost silly to be wearing a camp t-shirt when I was reading horrific news. But then I realized that it was because of that camp and that organization that I grew to love Israel in the first place…I came to realize that it was increasingly important for me to stand by the side of my other homeland.
on October 19, 2012
“Regard for the human spirit.” Dr. Madelyn M. Katz shares her personal stories about how her daughters struggled with mental health issues, and how Camp Newman and NFTY have helped make the Jewish community a support system like no other.
on October 3, 2012
Why welcome home our kids? We want our kids to know that we support them, missed them, and are glad to have them back in our congregational home as well, back at their Jewish address. We want them to know they are important to us and to the future of our Judaism. We want it to be clear to them that we are interested in what they have to say.
on September 12, 2012
As a camping system, we are truly blessed to have the most talented group of professionals anywhere partnering with committed, generous and enthusiastic lay leaders, with an end result of ten thousand kids every year having the summer of their lives (again!), making and renewing forever friendships, and setting the stage for a life committed to Judaism.
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