8-Year-Old Camper’s Tzedakah Project Raises Over $10,000

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June 25, 2015 | 8 Tammuz 5775

8-Year-Old Camper's Tzedakah Project Raises Over $10,000 8-Year-Old Camper’s Tzedakah Project Raises Over $10,000
URJ Jacobs Camp

8-year-old Joey Roth started saving money to help sick infants after learning abouttzedakah at URJ Jacobs Camp. 18 months later, he has taken the project from a mason jar in his bedroom to a community-wide effort, raising $10,000 to date for the Baton-Rouge hospital in which he was born. Read more »

URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Summer 2.0: Shehecheyanu Moments URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Summer 2.0: Shehecheyanu Moments
URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy

URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy has doubled the number of campers in its second year! Camp Director Greg Kellner has a lot to reflect on from the first year as he looks ahead to “summer 2.0” and all of the great Shehecheyanu moments it will include.
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What Are You Most Excited About For Shabbat At Camp? What Are You Most Excited About For Shabbat At Camp?
URJ Camp Newman

Shabbat is one of the most important times at camp. We join together as a community to sing, pray, dine, dance. It’s truly a special time. But don’t take our word for it: see what the kids at URJ Camp Newman are looking forward to the most! Read more »

Camp After a Transplant is Harder On Mom Than Camper Camp After a Transplant is Harder On Camp Mom Than Camper
URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI)

This will be the second summer at OSRUI for Daisy, a 12 year-old camper who received a three organ transplant at the tender age of 3. When the family got their doctor’s approval to attend camp last summer, it wasn’t Daisy who struggled with homesickness – it was her mom, Joey. Joey wrote in The New York Times about Daisy’s campaign to attend OSRUI last summer and the wonderful experience she had. Read more »

A Letter To My Charleston and NFTY Communities A Letter To My Charleston and NFTY Communities
NFTY

When Charleston-native and NFTY Programming Vice President Lexi Chavin heard the news last week of a shooting in her own backyard, she was understandably filled with many emotions. The news left her shocked and confused, but also ready to take action against gun violence and racism. Read her open letter to family, friends, Charlestonians and her NFTY peers. Read more »

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