The transition from Zikaron to Atzmaut, tempered by the horrifying news of a pigua (terrorist attack) in Boston, really struck me. How can you be so sad, mourning thousands of Israel’s fallen in the very place where Rabin was assassinated, and then, in just one day, transition into singing and dancing outside of City Hall in Jerusalem?
on October 4, 2012
Why welcome home our kids from Camp and Israel? A congregation needs to say welcome home too, because these lived our movement’s values each and every day. We as a congregation want to hear what they want to share. We want to listen as they relive the highs of their summer, the quiet moments, the special moments. Relationships were cemented as lifelong friendships began. 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 April 24, 2012
Camp Coleman will be celebrating 50 years of Jewish camping this August 24-26 in the North Georgia Mountains, but we wanted to celebrate with our friends in Israel too! Almost 200 Shlichim from the past 12 years have been invited to join together to celebrate on May 8th in Kibbutz Shfayim.
on November 17, 2011
Becca Swerdlow was just 16 years old when she made her first trip to Israel. It was the summer before her junior year at Lake Brantley High School, and she joined a group from Georgia’s Camp Coleman on a six-week trip. When she returned, she told her mother that she would be going back—permanently—and as soon as possible.
on July 27, 2011
I spent the past two days presenting Faces of Israel at URJ Camp Coleman in Cleveland, Georgia and I have never seen a more engaged group. During my visit, I ran meaningful and content-rich sessions for campers going into the 9th, 10th and 12th grades. The sessions focused on the importance of having a Jewish state, and the predicament of religion and state issues in the Jewish homeland.
on July 12, 2011
On June 25th, Camp Coleman campers and staff staged a solidarity march to show support for Gilad Shalit on the fifth anniversary of his captivity. Our First Session videographer, David Chernak, captured footage of the march and included it at the beginning of last week’s Weekly Show. David is now in Israel working with the NFTY in Israel campers where he was able to show the video of the march to Gilad’s parents and capture this clip of them watching the support of over 600 Colemanites.
on July 1, 2011
On June 25th, everyone at Camp Coleman came together to show our support for Gilad Shalit on the fifth anniversary of his abduction. Our very own Journalism Specialist who is part of our Mishlachat (Israeli Delegation) wrote a piece about the events.
- Confessions from a first-time camp mom and staff member: A staff week recap June 9, 2012
- Opening Day Video and First Full Day June 13, 2011
- Recipes from Jewish Cooking- Yum! July 11, 2012
- Family Camp 2013! May 10, 2013
- Israel and Israelis May 9, 2013
- A Letter to Coleman Alumni (and Contest!) May 9, 2013
- Lucy Adelman: THAT'S MY BROTHER!!!! We love Camp Coleman!!!...
- Shaina: Get fan's in the rooms please...
- Happy camper: How about some wifi? ;)...
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