Our last Shabbat of Staff Certification Week was a busy one. The staff prayed while learning about loyalty, discussed leadership and rebellion with Louis during T’fillah, and got to hear about a little boy in Milwaukee who is currently fighting Acute Myeloid Leukemia. One of our staff members spoke about Superman Sam, and our Shabbat together became just a little more meaningful. Sam is the six year old son of two Chicago-area Rabbis, and long time members of the OSRUI family, one of our sister camps in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Sam’s mother Phyllis, started a blog to discuss Sam’s battle and [...]
Eisner camp celebrated another fantastic opening day on June 27th, 2012! Starting at nine, a steady stream of cars entered the gates. Campers, both new and returning, rushed to reunite with old friends and make new ones! Smiles were everywhere! Thanks to Eisner’s Machon, campers were greeted to cheers and applause at every turn around camp as they made their way to their cabins. After intensive counselor certification, Eisner staff could hardly contain their excitement to welcome campers into cabins and into the Eisner family. After an upbeat picnic lunch with their cabins, campers interacted with their units, picked activities [...]
on June 4, 2012
Dear Friends, As you pull into camp this summer, the first thing that you will see is our new sculpture and ark. This amazing structure is a symbol of our heritage and our faith, and adds to the beauty of our Beit Tefila (outdoor sanctuary). Rabbi Eric and Laura Gurvis and their family have donated the sculpture and the Ner Tamid, and Temple Israel of Jamaica Queens has donated the ark and the Torah it holds. We are honored to have such a meaningful gift on our grounds. The Berkshire Press recently wrote about it as a front page article [...]
on July 30, 2011
How many of us have ever hugged a Torah? Last Sunday evening my daughter Sarah did. As part of the opening ceremonies at Camp Eisner, the Torah is passed around and every camper has an opportunity to hold it. The first picture I saw of Sarah this summer at camp was of her hugging the Torah. It nearly moved me to tears. I’m sure that in the moment she was so excited to be back at camp that the meaning of what she was doing was lost on her – but not lost forever. I know that feeling so well.
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