How Summers at Camp Prepared Me for College

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January 12, 2015 | 21 Tevet 5775

WoW How Summers at Camp Prepared Me for College cat-camp
Greene Family CampCamp teaches us how to rely on ourselves and be creative and capable individuals,” said Samantha and Scott, two URJ Greene Family Camp Second Year counselors. Both in their Freshman year of college at prestigious universities, they recount some of the most important lessons they learned at Greene Family Camp that prepared them for college.  Read more »
dangottpop 18 Lessons Camp Taught Me About Jewish Leadership cat-camp
URJ Jacobs Camp
Sydney’s summers spent at URJ Jacobs Camp has taught her endless Jewish values, extensive knowledge on Israel, and leadership skills that will last a lifetime. Here she reflects on 18 specific lessons, including: be a leader; be passionate about your cause; and learn from former leaders.  Read more »
Ltaken A Stark Realization on Life in Israel, Thanksgiving, and Near the End of the Semester cat-israel
NFTY-EIEAt the tail end of her unforgettable trip on NFTY-EIE Summer in Israel program, Dahlia reflects on her most poignant experiences throughout her adventure. The depth and meaning shared throughout her travels, studies, and interactions with Israeli teens will leave an imprint on her life forever. “ Read more »
harlam Wherever You Go, There’s Always a Harlamite cat-nfty2
URJ Camp HarlamIn October 2013, Dan married fellow URJ Camp Harlam alumni; a woman he had a crush on 10 years ago, who finally “came around.” The rabbi who officiated their wedding was also a URJ Camp Harlam alum. Now, studying at HUC in Jerusalem, Dan is more connected to his camp history and has a stronger bond with Judaism than ever. Read more »
camptoisrael URJ Camp Harlam Leader Deepens Camp’s Relationship with Israel cat-camp
URJ Camp HarlamDani, one of URJ Camp Harlam’s Leadership Team staff members, was selected for a cross-denominational opportunity for Jewish camp leaders to spend a semester on scholarship at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, exploring opportunities for leadership in the Jewish community. Here, Dani explains her commitment to Israel, camp, and what skills she hopes to bring back with her to camp.  Read more »
EIE L’Taken Participant Speaks Out for Voting Rights cat-israel
L’TakenAt L’Taken, a program in Washington D.C. for students to explore public policy issues in connection with Jewish values, Ben gave a speech to Virginia Senator Mark Warner’s staff about eliminating discrimination in the voting place. This speech was triggered by a key provision of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder struck down by the Supreme Court. Ben’s speech calls for the protection of voting rights for all Americans. “ Read more»
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