Last week’s most read content in The Clipboard included a reflection from the Associate Dean of Hebrew Union College in LA on returning to Kutz Camp to drop off her kids, the story of Evan Traylor’s journey from a junior youth group event at camp to being elected NFTY North American President, and a video of Eisner Camp’s high-energy opening day ceremony.
on June 21, 2012
This month, Rabbi Rick Jacobs will travel to Israel to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Peres in his first official meeting since assuming the presidency of the Union for Reform Judaism. He invites you to submit questions for him to ask to Israel’s most influential political leaders. Help Rabbi Jacobs convey the support, thoughts, and concerns of the North American Reform Jewish community.
on June 7, 2012
In the days and weeks ahead, thousands of children, teens and adults will be touched by the power of our camps and Israel programs. We know that there is no place like camp and Israel for inspiring a love of Judaism and strengthening our Jewish future. Let us welcome our summer communities with our Jewish ritual for blessing.
on May 17, 2012
To me Hebrew was this special secret language saved for when you were praying to God, kind of like Yiddish which was a special secret language saved for when I was getting in trouble. Ironically now that I live in Jerusalem – when I hear Yiddish it still means that I am in trouble. But back to being 13 and chanting in Hebrew, I remember the pride in mastering Hebrew and… the disconnect.
on January 9, 2012
The enthusiasm in Robin Leventhal’s blog postings — and her voice during a conversation — reinforce the fact that her semester of study in Israel affected her for a lifetime to come. A Lake Forest High School senior, Leventhal, 18, returned Dec. 29 from four months of academic and field trip experiences outside the norm for virtually all teenagers, such as learning to handle and shoot an M16 rifle.
on December 23, 2011
Ashley Marx, a staff member at URJ Camp Kalsman, is currently travelling in Israel on a KESHER Taglit-Birthright Israel trip. She’s one of the more than 750 people who will travel to Israel with us this winter. Ashley took some time to send these reflections from Israel back to the Camp Kalsman community.
on December 12, 2011
Over the last year I was fortunate enough to be appointed Director of NFTY in Israel working along side Paul Reichenbach and a dedicated team that continues to run arguably some of the most successful programs coming out of the URJ in the last fifty years. Everyone knows NFTY in Israel and if you have ever talked to a Reform Jewish professional and or a lay leader, chances are that one of the formative pillars of their Reform Jewish identity took place while on a NFTY in Israel program.
on October 27, 2011
In this article by Allison Rosner Cohen, she discusses how her URJ Camp and Israel experiences have paved the way for her current role as the Director of Marketing and Communcations at the Foundation for Jewish Camp.
on September 26, 2011
As far as Emma Nathanson knows, she’s the only Jewish student among about 725 at General McLane High School in Erie County. Even in a small Jewish community like hers, preparations have begun for the High Holy Days.
on August 22, 2011
NFTY in Israel’s Shlichut Noar NFTY program (Young NFTY Ambassadors) is a unique fellowship that trains participants to be effective communicators and advocates for Israel programming upon returning to North America.
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