Mark Levy, May His Memory Be for a Blessing

It is with profound sadness that we share that our beloved Mark Levy passed away last Tuesday evening. Mark was a true tzadik, a righteous man beyond words. For over two decades, Mark and Peachy have provided significant scholarships for tens of thousands of West Coast children to attend URJ camps, NFTY events, and Israel trips. There are no words to describe his legacy, warmth, love, and inspiration. The video below provides a glimmer. The kids say it best, Mark & Peachy! Mark & Peachy! We extend our love and condolences to his wife Peachy and their family. If you […]

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Newman Knows how to (West Coast) Party

Newman Knows how to (West Coast) Party

Sometimes finding Judaism comes in the form of a party. Who ever said finding meaning and making connections had to be boring? A few weeks ago, 400 teens and 100 young adults came together to do just that. Every two years, URJ Camp Newman joins forces with NFTY, Kutz Teens, Kalsman and EIE Reunion to create a three day retreat for high school teens and we call it a party. A West Coast Party- to be exact. And trust us- we know how to put on a good party.

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A REAL 8-year-old Superhero

Sometimes being a superhero doesn’t have anything to do with a cape. Not to say that capes aren’t fashionable, but everyday superheroes seem to be changing the world without them.

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Experiencing Camp from a New Perspective

Experiencing Camp from a New Perspective

Towards the end of my summer as a Head Counselor at URJ Camp Newman, Executive Director Ruben Arquilevich informed me of an amazing opportunity to share my love of camp throughout the year through the URJ Camps Service Corps program.

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Introducing… the True Love Scholarship

We are so happy to announce we have a new scholarship all in the name of love!

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Camp Newman’s Got Soul

Camp Newman’s Got Soul

Four years ago I was given a wonderful invitation to join the Nefesh Faculty at Camp Newman for two weeks. Not only were my kids ready to go to Jewish summer camp, like my husband and I did when we were younger, but I could go back to camp? As a School Counselor with summers off it sounded like an intriguing offer.

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A Fall Letter

A Fall Letter

Fall has come to URJ Camp Newman, our home away from home. The leaves are changing and we are hard at work getting ready for next summer. It’s a perfect time of year to reflect on the beauty and purpose of Jewish summer camp.

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Big doings at Camp Newman

Big doings at Camp Newman

Hundreds of current and former campers, staffers, board members, donors, clergy and representatives from the Jewish community turned out July 27 for the dedication of the first “village” in a new retreat center at URJ Camp Newman.

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