Join Me (Shayna) at Camp This Summer

Join Me (Shayna) at Camp This Summer

My name is Shayna Simon I am 12 years old. I have attended Camp Chazak at URJ Eisner and Crane Lake in Massachusetts for the last 2 summers. This camp is for kids like me that may have some challenges and just need some direction to stay focused and enjoy this wonderful camp experience. The best way I can describe this camp is “AWESOME” We get to play, swim, sing, cook, eat and laugh together. I especially enjoy being able to share my Jewishness with everyone through prayer & singing. I even got to play my guitar during services. This […]

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From Western Mass to the Western Wall

From Western Mass to the Western Wall

Each summer, our Israeli staff members bring so much to camp. Aside from being outstanding counselors, coaches, instructors and specialists, the members of our Mishalachat are truly emissaries of Israel. By sharing their personal stories and love of their homeland, they ignite an inquisitiveness among our campers and staff to not only learn more but also to connect more with the land and people of Israel. Unit Shlichim weaved Israel-themed activities into evening programs. “Mar Milon” (that’s Mr. Dictionary, in English) flew into the Chadar Ochel at lunch to teach us Hebrew words and phrases. And all of our Israeli […]

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A Tribute to Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger inspired generations to sing, to use their voices, their instruments to spread messages of importance.  The music of Pete Seeger has impacted the Eisner Camp community for as long as it has been around. Songleaders in 1958 and songleaders in 2013 played, sang and taught his melodies. One long time camper, staff member and songleader, Matt Emmer, had a incredible and unique relationship with Pete Seeger. Below is his heartfelt tribute. The last time I saw Pete Seeger was at the Beacon Strawberry Festival. We were sharing a microphone on a makeshift stage on a hill, our banjos […]

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Eisner as an HUC Student

written by Elle Muhlbaum, 3rd year Rabbinic Student at HUC-JIR  Growing up, I never went to camp. I never experienced day camp, overnight camp, or really camping of any sort. Many of my Jewish friends attended URJ sleep away camps when we were kids, and most of them stayed on for at least a year or two as staff. So, even though I never experienced it for myself, I knew there was something magical about Jewish camping. In September, I’ll be starting my third year at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. So, finally, I decided that this summer it was […]

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Maccabiah Closes with a Bang!

Maccabiah Closes with a Bang!

Maccabiah 2013 was three straight days of crazy fun.  It seemed as though the campers never stop cheering and jumping up and down in excitement.  And between all of the song, dance, arts and sports, there was plenty to be excited about.  As Maccabiah came to a close, with a particularly big bang this year, all of camp came back together in the end to celebrate their many accomplishments as one community.

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Day Camp at Eisner!

Day Camp at Eisner!

Paige Kohn, Social Media Director Something our four and eight-week families may not be aware of is that Eisner also runs a day camp throughout the summer for our locally based families.  The children get to experience the best of what camp has to offer with their own special daily schedule that takes them through a rotation of all of our regularly offered activities.  Day campers get to swim, dance, create art, play games, make their own challah and so much more.  Watch the video and see what day camp is all about!

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Eisner’s 55th Throwback Thursday – Maccabiah Dance Edition

Eisner’s 55th Throwback Thursday – Maccabiah Dance Edition

Paige Kohn, Social Media Director  

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It’s MACCABIAH 2013!!!

It’s MACCABIAH 2013!!!

A really long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away……..It’s Maccabiah 2013!  Complete with a laser show, Olim droids, dancers, live music and Jedis, watch the video and share in the experience with the campers.  And be sure to check out all of our other session 2 videos as well.

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Rib Night & The Fireflies are back!

Featuring hand-dipped by some of our very own Tzofim campers and live music and homespun dancing with the Fireflies, Rib Night was tons of fun! Take a look, and see the festivities.

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Second Session Arts at Eisner!

Second Session Arts at Eisner!

All session long, the campers have been enjoying all the different arts that we have at Eisner Camp.  Every day campers can be seen creating new pieces of art, from drawing and painting to ceramics and jewelry.  Others are learning new songs on the guitar or in the recording studio, while dance goes on just around the corner.  See all the fun that the kids are having through the arts at Eisner!

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Eisner Camp Sports in Action!

Eisner Camp Sports in Action!

All session long, our campers have been learning new skills and having fun during their instructional and chug sports.  Campers have gotten a chance to experience a wide variety of different sports and even a few competitions, so check out our video and see them all in action!

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