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Why Kutz?- Dani Zalkin

Name: Dani Zalkin Hometown: Philadelphia, PA Current City: Coral Springs, FL What you’re doing now: High School Freshman This summer I’ll be a… Participant Region: NFTY-STR Why are you coming to camp? There are many reasons why I picked Kutz as my summer home. Those reasons include wanting to expand my Jewish horizons, all the friends you make, and all the experiences you can have and the feeling to be yourself while being Jewish and being surrounded by amazing people. I love being Jewish and if I can go to a place for almost a month where I can be […]

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Why Kutz?- Sydney Coker

Name: Sydney Coker Hometown: Marietta, GA What you’re doing now: High School Senior This summer I’ll be a… Mitzvah Corps Counselor Region: NFTY-SAR Why are you coming to camp? I picked Kutz as my summer home so I could help other people have as great of a camp experience as I did when I was a participant. I’ve fallen in love with Kutz, and I can honestly say that Kutz is my home and it’s where I belong. I can’t think of any other way to spend my summer. What do you hope to take back to enrich your home […]

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Top Ten Reasons to be Excited for Kutz@50

Top Ten Reasons to Be Excited For Kutz@50!

In honor of Dave Letterman’s last show, The Kutz Camp proudly presents: The Top Ten Reasons To Be Excited for Kutz@50! Reconnect with old friends and make new ones, because this will be one large game of Jewish geography. Honor Paul Reichenbach and pay tribute to Rabbi Allan “Smitty” Smith for their phenomenal contributions to the Kutz community. Pray together in the Teyatron overlooking the lake. Frog croaking and all. Feel confident in the Jewish leaders of today and tomorrow because of your interactions with Kutz 2015 participants. Did we mention seeing all your friends? Win the Shabbat softball game in […]

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Why Kutz?- William Saltzburg

Name: William Saltzburg Hometown: Lafayette Hill, PA What you’re doing now: High School Freshman This summer I’ll be a… Participant Region: NFTY-PAR Why are you coming to camp? Growing up, camp has always been a huge part of my life. My entire childhood I have gone to both day camps and overnight camps, filling my summers with endless friends and memories. So why after all these years come to Kutz for the first time this summer? Kutz will allow me to blossom as a leader, while making friendships that will last a lifetime. I think it’s really amazing that I […]

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Exciting Partnership between ARJE and URJ Kutz Camp!

Exciting Partnership between ARJE (Association of Reform Jewish Educators) and URJ Kutz Camp!   The leadership of URJ Kutz Camp and ARJE are excited to pilot a month-long Madrichim Training Initiative during the Kutz session this summer. Kutz Camp is the summer home of Reform Jewish teens worldwide. The Kutz Camp program is built on teaching skills in leadership, social justice, Jewish learning, music, and the arts, through a lens of Reform Jewish values. Each summer, 200 highly engaged teens entering grades 10-12 from across North America and around the world come to Kutz to develop lifelong skills steeped in […]

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Why Kutz?- Haley Breskin

Name: Haley Breskin Hometown: Vienna, Virginia Current City: Fredericksburg, Virginia What you’re doing now: Senior at University of Mary Washington This summer I’ll be a… Mitzvah Corps Staff Member Region: NFTY-MAR Why are you coming to camp? Kutz has always been very special to me because of the memories I have there as a participant and how my experiences helped shape me into becoming a great leader. At the University of Mary Washington, I major in Psychology and Special Education, and I have a goal of becoming a Special Education Teacher. At Kutz, I work with the Mitzvah Corps program […]

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Why Kutz?- Elle Tzur

Name: Elle Tzur Hometown: Hillsborough, CA What you’re doing now: High School Junior This summer I’ll be a… Participant Region: NFTY-CWR Why are you coming to camp? Home is where the heart is. Although I can safely say all my organs and muscles are accounted for, my heart has never left 46 Bowen Road. It’s not the beautiful background for my Instagram photos or the anticipation of getting chicken nuggets for lunch that brings me back to Kutz; it’s the unbeatably wholesome community that surrounds me the second I pass through the gate. It’s the feeling of waking up next […]

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Why Kutz?- Jacob “Spike” Kraus

Name: Jacob Spike Kraus Hometown: Belmont, MA Current City: Astoria, NY What you’re doing now: Assistant Director of Youth Engagement at Temple Sinai of Roslyn This summer I’ll be a… Song Leading Major Teacher Region: NFTY-NAR Why are you coming to camp? I love being at camp – there’s honestly no place I would rather be. This summer I’m coming to train a whole new generation of song leaders, to make sure the musical traditions of our people are passed along and continued. I’m here to help the kid in the corner that doesn’t like Torah study, and doesn’t follow any […]

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