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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Service for July 31,2014

Service for July 31,2014

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 31, 2014 Cabin 16: Reaching for the Stars […]

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The Magic of Camp

By Rabbi Rachel M. Maimin July 25, 2014 Isaac M. Wise Temple The Magic of Camp It is late on Friday afternoon, yet the sun shines as brilliantly in the sky as if it were mid-day, smiling down upon us. I join my friends, my colleagues, those who live in my area, and we gather together, packed in tight, anxiously awaiting the beginning. We greet each other warmly, and the volume of our voices slowly rises and rises, as the anticipation builds. Finally, one person lifts up his shofar, and a hush falls over all who are gathered, as he […]

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Service for July 29, 2014

Service for July 29, 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 29, 2014 Cabin 8: Confidence and Class Opening Song […]

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