To me, the 4th of July has always been about camp! Here at camp, we have a tremendous opportunity to make the 4th of July into anything we want it to be.
on July 3, 2012
The actions of these young people reminded me, once again, that Camp Harlam—and each of the URJ’s camps—is just such a community. My family and I have been blessed to be a part of this holy community, and, if you haven’t already, I urge you to make a URJ camp experience a reality for your children as well.
on June 29, 2012
The summer of 2012 marks an important moment in time for Camp Harlam. This is not a new camp; we have generations of history here in Kunkletown. But we see this summer as a critical period for us to take stock of all of our success in the past and show the true strength of this place; the power and potential of this Reform Jewish Movement; the capacity of its leadership; and the tremendous Kehillah Kedoshah (sacred community) that was built here and will survive for all time.
on June 27, 2012
The first day of camp is like nothing else. As this was my 31st time doing this (as a campers, summer staff member or professional), you might think it would get old and tiresome. But, in fact, it’s still just as exhilarating. Maybe even more today than in many years, I woke up this morning poised for the beginning of a great new season.
on June 25, 2012
Israel is our homeland… This past weekend, 49 Camp Harlam campers joined us for the first time in over 20 years, at camp, for an orientation program leading up to their six-week journey to Eastern Europe and Israel. The goals of this weekend were three fold… To provide all participants with an orientation that will prepare them for their experience abroad. To establish the NFTY in Israel trip as a continuation of the Camp Harlam experience. To train our future leaders to think of this trip as a learning experience that they will be able to bring back with them. [...]
on June 17, 2012
Shalom! Every summer at Camp Harlam brings new experiences and challenges, whether it is your first summer here, or your twenty-first. For me, someone who grew up here at Camp Harlam, this summer marks my first as an Assistant Director, with the opportunity and privilege to see camp from the perspective of the Professional Staff. And, let me say, it’s quite a view! It’s hard to believe all that our staff has been doing over the past few days that they have been here at Camp. Our Adventure Department has been honing the skills needed to help campers climb as [...]
on June 15, 2012
It was almost 20 years ago to the day that, I too, embarked on my Jewish journey as a “nature Jew” – when I truly fell head over heels in love with Judaism.
Erev Shabbat Memorial Day weekend found me seated in the 115-year-old sanctuary of my home synagogue Congregation Shaarai Shomayim in Lancaster, PA, for our confirmation service. Unlike other Reform confirmations, ours marks a conclusion of our students’ religious education from pre-school through twelfth grade.
- Shabbat Shalom from Aaron Selkow – 8/20/2011 August 19, 2011
- I Fell in Love with Judaism at Camp July 12, 2012
- Shabbat Shalom from Aaron Selkow – 8/6/2011 August 6, 2011
- Coming Together for Tikkun O…Camp May 10, 2013
- The Other Camp that Started in Kunkletown, PA April 19, 2013
- What Does Camp Leadership Look Like? A Look Into the Olim Fellowship April 12, 2013
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