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Jewish Life Weekly Update, Week 5

Here at camp, we eat three healthy meals every day, plus snacks and sometimes candy or other treats. But this week in Limud, we learned that hunger is a serious problem in the U.S. and around the world.

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Opening Ceremony – Pass that Torah!

Passing the Torah to the next generation is the true mission of any Jewish camp. Eisner Camp takes that mission literally. Each session, the Opening Ceremony begins in the camp’s outdoor Beit Tefilah (sanctuary) with the entire camp seated by age unit.

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Eisner Will Not Stand Idly By

Never have I been prouder to be a part of the Eisner Camp community. You see, at camp, we live in a bubble—a beautiful, almost idyllic one. Kids move freely on their own in safety, choosing their own adventures, creating memories of summers that last forever. Camp does that—it creates a safe bubble for us to inhabit, enjoy, learn and grown in. It’s “the world as it should be” here at camp.

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Jewish Life Weekly Update, Week 4

A middah is a measure of character. The Chalutzim unit has been learning about this concept in Limud all this session. Honesty, humility, gratitude, compassion, and patience are some of the middot they’ve explored. We’ve learned that none of these are inherent virtues; the key is finding the right measure to fit the situation.

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Chagigah 2015

Seven years ago, when our Fine Arts building was created from the old carpentry storage barn, Louis invited me to turn that building into an arts pavilion—an addition to our already successful art program. With grand expectations and excitement, we added drawing, painting, ceramics and jewelry design to our usual camp crafts.

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Theater Week at Eisner

Every session, a group of talented campers choose to spend an hour each day preparing to put on a show for the entire camp to see. These actors and actresses spend the entire week rehearsing and preparing themselves to entertain all of camp, which is no easy feat.

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Life in the Bubble: Unit Head Update, Week 3

We can’t believe it’s already week four! Want to know what your child’s unit is up to? Each week, we share an update with you from our unit heads about what our campers did last week. We hope you enjoy this week’s slice of life inside the bubble.

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Note from Our Board Chair: Olim Beit Am and Messinger Leadership Center Dedication

Yesterday was an incredible day at Eisner Camp. We are blessed to have two new buildings this summer: the Olim Beit Am, a program and gathering space for our oldest unit, and the Messinger Leadership Center, which serves as both the home for our Machon program and the springboard for the new Northeast Teen Collective. The new Olim Beit Am was made possible by hundreds of donations from Olim “classes” from 1980 to present. The Messinger Leadership Center is a visionary gift from the Messinger family, ardent supporters of the mission of Eisner Camp – to create the next generation of Jewish adults.

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Jewish Life Weekly Update, Week 3

Overheard at Bonim Limud:

“Maybe God doesn’t have a gender. Maybe God’s body is just an illusion.”

“Am I feeling God inside me when I feel so guilty when I sneak a second dessert?”

“I drew a picture of God…I’m not sure if I need to bury it [if I don’t want it anymore].”

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What I Love About Israel

On Yom Yisrael, our staff from Israel led all of camp in a beautiful and thoughtful evening T’filah service. We wanted to share the incredible readings that they wrote with you!

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Life in the Bubble: Unit Head Update, Week 2

Want to know what your child’s unit is up to? Each week, we’ll share an update with you from our unit heads about what our campers have been doing. We hope you enjoy this slice of life inside the bubble! K’tanim: Our second week at camp was a blast! We chose chugim, arts, and sport instruction options, including gardening, street hockey, pottery, Israeli scouts, soccer, and aerobics – just to name a few. We continued to expand our swimming skills during instructional swim and were able to show those skills off during free swim. This week we had trip day […]

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Jewish Life Weekly Update, Week 2

This week, our Ofarim campers learned about modern day issues from Biblical characters—Adam expressed his passion for the earth and protecting the environment, Esther spoke about discrimination and standing up for human rights, and Ruth shared her experience with poverty. The campers voted on which issues they wanted to act on, and now they are working in smaller groups to campaign for their causes.

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