Last summer, Foundation for Jewish Camp announced a grant from the Jim Joseph and AVI CHAI Foundations for a pilot initiative to create senior experiential Jewish educator positions to be shared by nonprofit Jewish overnight camps and Jewish day or synagogue schools.
The program, Nadiv, was designed with several goals: the first, to experiment with a new model that could enhance the quality of education at Jewish camps in a sustainable way. The second, to create a new model for year-round positions for trained and talented Jewish educators and the third, to model a new way to foster deeper collaboration between different kinds of institutions in the Jewish educational world.
We are thrilled to announce that the URJ Camp Kalsman and Temple De Hirsch Sinai are one of only six pilot partnerships accepted into this program. We are excited that having a position dedicated to the educational component of camp year round means added opportunities for collaboration and involvement from our region’s faculty members. We’ve always appreciated the support of our faculty members and are thrilled to be able to have a person who will help to spearhead a vibrant faculty committee working to further shape the impact on Jewish life.
Stay tuned – as soon as we can we will introduce you to the newest member of the Kalsman family!