Youth engagement was a major initiative presented at the 71st biennial conference of the Union for Reform Judaism, held Dec. 14-18, in Washington. The statistics of youth engagement are alarming – the URJ’s youth movement, National Federation of Temple Youth, has lost thousands of members and participants over the last few years, according to reports. To address the problem, the URJ has decided to act swiftly and with strength and confidence.
on October 25, 2011
This fall the American Conference of Cantors (ACC) is partnering with the URJ to host Campership concerts in congregations and communities throughout North America.
on September 27, 2011
Enrollment in nonprofit Jewish summer camps in North America is steadily increasing – and there are more innovative Jewish camping experiences than ever before, according to the recently released strategic plan of The Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC).
on August 22, 2011
Simply amazed. That is the only way to describe the way I feel after seeing the unit of Sharon, a unit of 60 ten-year-olds, lead Camp Harlam in making a difference in the world. This past Friday afternoon, Sharon organized and hosted a basketball tournament that helped to raise $750 for the Nothing But Nets campaign, a campaign to raise awareness and funding to combat malaria, one of the largest killers of children in Africa.
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