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Not Your Ordinary Summer Camp

Aaron Spiro, one of our song leaders, reflects on the best shira ever and his time at the best camp ever, Camp Kalsman.

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We Repaired the World

Thanks to the Samis Foundation, our Bet and Gimmel campers did their part to repair our corner of the world.

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Challenge By Choice

An explanation of one of our most-used phrases here at camp – what does it mean to challenge by choice?

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A Very Special Camp Birthday

I am the luckiest guy in the world! I got to celebrate my 65th birthday today at URJ Camp Kalsman…with my beloved wife Dori, one of my daughters, Rabbi Rachel Joseph of Congregation Beth Israel Portland, OR, my three year old grandson Max, and several hundred super, terrific campers, counselors, camp administrators and rabbinic faculty. What could be better? My August 15th birthday frequently fell during times I was at camp. As a pre-teen and early teenager I spent many birthdays camping with my boy scout troop. Later as a camper and a NFYT-ite at URJ Camp Harlem it was […]

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Never A Dull Moment

Our SLAM department head, Jayk, gives the camp community some insight into why camp staff members are rarely (if ever!) bored – there is never a dull moment here at Camp Kalsman!

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Dear Camp Kalsman

Our 2014 Machon (CIT) unit head, Kadi, and Teva Supervisor, Emily, departed camp early this year due to employment and law school. They sent camp a thank you note shortly after their departure and we wanted to share it with the entire Camp Kalsman community.

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How You Can Help

Many of us here in the states feel they have no power to help the current situation in Israel. Eyal, one of our mishlachat, has a great idea on how to help Israelis right now!

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Make Hummus, Not War

Educator Ben Sandler ran many excellent programs in his time as Camp Kalsman faculty this year. In one, he taught our campers an important lesson; in another, he engaged our campers in deep and meaningful discussion on the current conflict in the Middle East.

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