by Rabbi Melissa Buyer. Rabbi Buyer is currently the Director of Lifelong Learning at Temple Israel of New York City. Rabbi Buyer served as a faculty member for URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps in Summer 2012 and is a proud Crane Lake Parent. Everything depends on the person who stands in front of the classroom. The teacher is not an automatic fountain from which intellectual beverages may be obtained. The teacher is either a witness or a stranger. To guide a pupil into the promised land, the teacher must have been there themselves. When asking themselves: Do I stand [...]
on July 26, 2012
By Rabbi Craig Marantz Rabbi Craig serves on Faculty each summer at Crane Lake Camp. Rabbi Craig is the Rabbi of Congregation Kol Haverim in Glastonbury, CT. I love Crane Lake Camp. I come every summer. I am a rabbi, and I serve on the faculty. On its face, I am here for two important reasons: one, to facilitate meaningful Jewish immersion and two, to encourage lasting Jewish engagement. When our chanichim (campers) and our madrichim (counselors) dive deeply into their Jewish learning and living, seven days a week over a month or two, my chevrei (colleagues) and I see them transformed. We witness their [...]
on July 16, 2012
By Greg Kellner, Senior Assistant Director Summer 2012 began for me at the end of May. I’ve spent the past two months pouring over every inch of camp, preparing for the summer and then ensuring that everything continues to flow smoothly. One of the first things I did when I moved up to camp was worked with Vivian, a local organic farmer and longtime friend to get our garden planted early enough so campers would enjoy what it would provide. A couple of days ago, in my travels around camp, I stumbled upon Mike Fixler’s* “Tikkun Olam Actions” Olim Kesher group, [...]
on November 16, 2011
What a great day for the Faculty of Eisner and Crane Lake Camps! This morning, we were joined by more than 30 Rabbis, Cantors and Educators, wearing their camp shirts, for our annual Education Summit. Synagogue professionals from across the northeast gathered to vision and plan the educational components of Summer 2012. What seemed to be most incredible was the support for camp! Some folks were new to camp, while others have been involved in camp for the duration of their careers and were campers at Jewish camps around the country. Faculty members proudly sported their camp t-shirts at the [...]
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