As many of us know, Jewish camp can change our lives for the better. It gives our youth an opportunity to experience life outdoors with wonderful friends, role models and programs– on their own terms, but with a Jewish lens. At OSRUI, between swimming, horseback riding, experiencing and leading inspiring tefilot, learning Ivrit, and spending time with cantors, educators, rabbis and Israeli shelichim, our youth develop a strong sense of who they are and who they want to be.
on July 30, 2012
I grew up at Jewish summer camp, went to Jewish day school, and have been a Jewish community professional for a decade. And despite my lifetime immersion in Jewish life, I have spent the last three days since I arrived at OSRUI with a perpetual smile on my face, blown away by the campers’ enthusiasm, the educators’ talents, and the counselors’ commitment.
on July 29, 2012
In the next week we will be traveling to Madison to lobby our state senators on hunger. This will give the chanichim a chance to learn about community service on a macro level. While we are there we will also take some time for a little bit of fun and games in the city.
I heard the counselor say, “Let me tell you. You are a good person. You are special and important and there are people who love you.”
on July 24, 2012
The pictures are a great way to begin to understand all that is OSRUI and a great conversation starter for when your children return and you want to try to know and understand all that they have been through. Let’s remember, however, that they are only a snapshot, a moment in time.
on July 22, 2012
It’s been a great week in Gesher. Since the kids arrived on Tuesday we have been moving from one activity to the next so quickly it’s hard to remember everything that we do in one day!
on July 15, 2012
Camp may be ending today for some of our campers that have been with us for the last two or four weeks but the excitement for the Gesher campers arriving Tuesday is soaring.
on June 21, 2012
Annie Azriel is the Rosh Eidah (Unit Head) of Gesher for the second year! Read more about her here!
on August 12, 2011
The Mario Brothers came to OSRUI last night at the Gesher Carnival, where a great time was had by all at camp!
on August 7, 2011
Gesher campers visit a local farm to harvest vegetables, shop at the grocery store for food for those in need, and bring everything to the Oconomowoc Food Pantry.
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Countdown to Camp
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