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 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.
on April 20, 2012
Jerry Kaye, the Director of URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, has been invited to be one of 18 noted professionals from around North America and Israel to sit on the CASJE Panel for Jewish Educational Leadership.
on November 9, 2011
It is not easy for parents to make the decision to send their child away into the waiting arms of strangers who promise to take care of them — people who promise to show them the wonders of nature, fun, new skills, and friendships. As a parent of two children, even I struggle with the idea, and I have been around summer camps my entire life.
on November 7, 2011
The Olim Program brings together staff members from four URJ Camps (Coleman, Eisner, Crane Lake and Harlam) for three weekend-long kallot (retreats) at each summer camp. This two-year program at our respective summer camps allows us to become leaders in the camp community and strengthen our skills as staff members. This commitment also provides useful feedback and suggestions from a staff member perspective.
on October 24, 2011
I have discovered the perfect summer job. In this job, I am part of an organization that gives me duties that are critical to its long- and short-term success. Supervisors give me responsibilities such as interacting directly with customers on a daily basis, and they fully integrate me into the professional hierarchy. To top it all off, I am learning legitimate skills that will help me develop professionally when I move into the workforce.
on October 21, 2011
This is the fourth article in a wonderful series about how our URJ Camps prepared current NFTY Leaders for their roles. Liza Moskowitz talks about her experiences at Greene Family Camp and how they layed the ground work for her position of NFTY North American Programming Vice President.
on October 18, 2011
This is the third article in a wonderful series about how our URJ Camps prepared current NFTY Leaders for their roles. Avra Bossov talks about her experiences at Camp Coleman and how they layed the ground work for her position of NFTY North American Social Action Vice President.
on October 17, 2011
This is the second article in a series about how our URJ Camps prepared current NFTY Leaders for their roles. Austin Zoot talks about his experiences at URJ Camp OSRUI and how they layed the ground work for his position of NFTY North American Religious and Cultural Vice President.
on October 10, 2011
When I registered for my first summer at the URJ Kutz Camp in Warwick, NY, two years ago, I would have never imagined that today I would be serving as the North American Membership and Communications Vice President of the youth movement that changed my life.
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