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2015 GUCI Summer Communications

URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute Summer Communications 2015 Services provided by CampInTouch We are very excited to remind you about our partnership with CampMinder/CampInTouch. This service will provide you with a secure, easy to use summer website to stay in touch with camp (and to some extent your camper) all summer. Every parent will be able to email their child(ren) and see up to date photos from the summer through their CampInTouch account. Among many other things, parents will now have the ability to email any photos to friends and family, as well as buy photos and other photo gifts […]

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Happy Passover from GUCI

Dear Friends: The celebration of Passover asks us to remember an incredibly challenging time in Jewish history. We tell the story of how the Israelites were slaves in the Land of Egypt.  We speak about how difficult, stressful and unjust those circumstances were.  Through the Seder, we try to imagine what it must have been like to be a slave. Enslavement in Egypt, unfortunately, is only the first in a long list of examples of times when the simple act of living a Jewish life proved challenging and, too often, life-threatening.  Whether it be the Passover story, the persecution and […]

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Growing Up At GUCI

GUCI, more than anywhere else, is where I grew up.  I know many of the most important people in my life from GUCI, and knowing these people has impacted everything from the sports I play, to my Jewish identity, to where I chose to go to college.  Now that I have been coming to GUCI every summer for the majority of my life, I can look at any field or building around camp and think of a few important memories that took place in that location. I learned how to be a great friend as a GUCI camper, and I […]

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Jeremy Klotz Then and Now

Introducing Our New Camp Director, Jeremy Klotz!

We are pleased to introduce the GUCI community to our new Camp Director, Jeremy Klotz. Jeremy spent the summers of his youth growing up at GUCI; his father, Rabbi Ron Klotz, was the beloved GUCI camp director for 36 years until 2011. For the past 13 years, Jeremy has served GUCI as a lay leader on the Camp Committee. A graduate of Indiana University and DePaul Universiy College of Law, Jeremy also attended Hebrew Day School at the Hebrew Academy of Indianapolis, studied abroad in Tel Aviv University, and serves as a member of the Wexner Heritage Program. Prior to […]

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We Can Be Miracles

This morning we concluded our summer of learning about miracles with a final all-camp shiur (lesson). For the last time, campers heard from the Wizard of Awes, who had promised them the miracle of an amazing summer when the session began. Because Jewish learning is a lifelong journey, the Wizard challenged GUCI one last time to answer the question, “How do we take miracles from camp home with us?”

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Service for July 30, 2014

Service for July 30, 2014

Shalom! Almost every evening at camp, we have a different cabin lead T’fillot (services). Each camper writes a part and reads it before all of camp in between the prayers we say or sing as a community. This way, every camper gets the opportunity to share something of themselves with the wider camp, and to teach the community something about their values, Judaism, or their connection to our prayers. Our cabin services make each of our T’fillot that much more unique and meaningful. —Jacob Kraus, T’fillah Specialist GUCI Evening Service July 30, 2014 Cabin 12: Tradition Opening Song Bar’chu Tradition […]

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