J Street U, I’m Hearing Two Things

The Clipboard: News from the URJ Youth, Camp & Israel Programs

April 9, 2015 | 20 Nisan 5775

jstreet J Street U, I’m Hearing Two Things cat-camp

President of NFTY, Debbie Rabinovich, had the honor of attending the J Street National Conference and hearing President of the URJ, Rick Jacobs, address the crowd of J Street U Students. Here, Debbie reflects on her experience, and describes her motivation to continue empowering young people to make changes in their communities.  Read more »


dangottpop Visiting My Son in Israel Opened My Eyes cat-camp
NFTY-EIE High School in Israel

It’s a Jewish parent’s dream to watch his or her child develop into a happy, independent adult. That is exactly what Vivien, parent of Jonah, a participant on NFTY-EIE High School in Israel, found when she went to visit her son for the program’s Parents Pilgrimage. In this article, Vivien reflects on her gratitude for NFTY-EIE and her son’s resulting growth. Read more »


SAR Being a Girl at 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy cat-israel
URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy

URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy is very proud of their female campers and staff who are committed to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). To show his appreciation, 6 Points Sci-Tech’s Director, Greg Kellner, interviewed returning camper, Jules, on her favorite experiences at camp. Read more »


selma Continuing to March 50 Years Later in Selma and Beyond cat-nfty2
Mitzvah Corps

The Assistant Program Director of Mitzvah Corps New Orleans, Emily, led an amazing group of teens through New Orleans and Alabama to explore the historic landscape of the South. In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the March from Selma to Montgomery, Emily reflects on the power of her experience initiating positive change with her teens.  Read more »


Israel A Reform Jewish Student Reflects on Israel’s Election Results cat-camp
NFTY-EIE High School in Israel

One of the reasons Liora wanted to go on NFTY-EIE High School in Israel this past semester was to witness Israel’s elections and learn more about the process. As a result, Liora has learned an immense amount of information about Israel, and is astutely forming her own opinions on the complicated situation that persists daily in the Middle East.  Read more »


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