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.
on September 18, 2013
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.
on August 4, 2013
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.
on August 1, 2013
My wife Michelle and I gathered our Congregation Or Ami campers together for another of our summer “Torah study meetings” in our cabin. These young people had been at Camp Newman for two weeks. We looked forward to the opportunity to see them all (and to eat delicious junk food).
on July 30, 2013
Eight days down, 19 days more to go. Even in this short period of time, Hevrah has already been working towards changing the world. Our theme this is year is immigration reform. With the help of our Rashim, Nicole and Hadas, and our incredible staff members, we were divided into six task forces. Each of these task forces focuses on specific aspects of our Hevrah experience.
on July 19, 2013
CAMPSICK, The opposite of Homesick. Is your child “camp sick”, missing Camp so much that all they want to do is return to Camp, only speak, email, text Camp friends? Are they moping, depressed, sleeping, sad following their days after returning from Camp? If so, this is very normal, especially for pre teens and teens. Their weeks at Camp Newman were filled with unconditional love and acceptance, laughter, joy, celebration, surprise, awe, thrill, rest, warmth and Jewish ruach (spirit).
on July 18, 2013
As I reflect on my two weeks as rabbinic faculty for the 6-7th grade session Shomrim, I am truly moved by the experience. I think I am one of the ‘vatikim,’ having spent some 13 years growing up and serving on staff at Camp Swig, and nine summers on rabbinic faculty at Camp Newman. With all of those experiences, this summer I felt the magic of Camp Newman in some new ways that I’d like to share with you all.
on July 8, 2013
I wish I could say my days at URJ Camp Newman were consumed with bouts of hunger. I wish I could say that at Camp Newman there was nothing to eat, that the food sucked, that the camp could not accommodate my picky palate, or that I refused to eat the usual carb-heavy muck that passes for institutional food service.
I wish I could say all that because then I might have lost the extra weight I was supposed to lose at camp.
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