I am especially pleased because I have some very painful memories etched in my heart recalling many other debates, teach ins, and programs about Israel in which venomous, hateful speech was common and followed its way back into the many classrooms, dormitories, and places in my life. But, tonight it was different.
on February 28, 2014
on February 26, 2014
There’s a lot I remember from Coleman. Rope burns, trip days; but one thing I really remember, a feeling I really remember, was hearing stories from my peers and, better, from the counselors. Right now my job is telling stories. I’m a sports anchor and reporter in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and while talking about slam dunks and coaching changes is an integral part of my job, I like to think that the real goal is telling stories; specifically, stories about people. Sports just happen to be involved, too.
on February 20, 2014
Did you know that 1 in every 4 Georgian children is food insecure? This means 1 in 4 kids has limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods. The Atlanta Community Food Bank works to lower statistics like these and increase the availability of food in the area. As a Jewish community we are obligated by mitzvot to help ensure that everyone has access to food necessary to sustain life.
on February 12, 2014
We pull into Camp Coleman and there is no sign at the entrance. In 1965 the Klan was still bombing synagogues and churches. There is no UAHC Camp Coleman sign and there are no Jewish stars. No visible signs at all, except for the mile markers my father instructs me to count.
on February 10, 2014
And then we asked, “what’s next?” It seemed only right and necessary that Coleman would be part of the next stage in Gideon’s life journey. So, in partnership with Bobby Harris and the Coleman community that is our family home, the Chadash program has been born. “Chadash” means “new,” and this truly is a new opportunity, a new path – one that can help give young adults with disabilities tools and skills for life success.
on February 4, 2014
We are thrilled to announce that we have raised necessary funds so that Women’s 8 cabin will be renovated for Summer 2014. Additionally, construction of the Alvin and Dorothy Hamburger Lodge (including the new Coleman Alumni Lounge) is in full gear.
on February 3, 2014
The night before the program, we heard that we may have to cancel the second half of the program because of a snow storm. I stayed up late, calling and emailing faculty, staff, volunteer locations, and speakers. The plan for the morning? The show must go on! The afternoon? We will play it by ear.
on January 17, 2014
The bonds and friendships from camp don’t end when the buses and cars leave camp. Though campers have to say their goodbyes at the end of each session, when they say goodbye, it’s really more like l’hitraot (which means “see you later” in Hebrew).
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