It’s The Actions We Take That Make Us Jewish

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July 9, 2015 | 22 Tammuz 5775

It’s The Actions We Take That Make Us Jewish It’s The Actions We Take That Make Us Jewish
URJ Kutz Camp

When you’re part of a program whose history has spanned more than five decades, there is so much to learn from alumni and others who have seen it grow. First time URJ Kutz Camp participant Shir Attias reflects on her time at the Kutz@50 reunion this past weekend and how eye-opening it was to be surrounded by Kutz alumni who shared her experiences decades prior. Read more »

Ask Big Questions: What Am I Doing in Nicaragua? Ask Big Questions: What Am I Doing in Nicaragua?
URJ Mitzvah Corps

Mitzvah Corps participant Sam Dorow knew he was going to Nicaragua to build houses, but he also knew there was more to the journey than that. In his blog post, he shares an internal dialogue about the real reasons he signed up for Mitzvah Corps Nicaragua-Granada and how they have shaped his life. Read more »

A Day of Remembrance in Auschwitz A Day of Remembrance in Auschwitz
NFTY in Israel

Visiting Auschwitz can be an overwhelming experience. NFTY in Israel participant Josh Hornstein shares his story of the small detail that reduced him to tears during his group’s visit to the concentration camp. Read more »

The Ritual of Opening Day at Camp The Ritual of Opening Day at Camp
URJ Eisner Camp

Many parents are often nervous to drop their children off at sleepaway camp; URJ Eisner Camp parent Evan Mallah was no different but found comfort in knowing it was a rare opportunity for his child to experience life outside the realm of homework, parental structure, and all-encompassing technology prevalent in today’s culture.
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Repairing the World: One Soda Tab At A Time Repairing the World: One Soda Tab at a Time
URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI)

A cabin of six girls from URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute took what they learned about Tikkun Olam to the next level this summer, launching an initiative to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of St. Louis, one soda tab at a time. Read the story of these amazing 5th and 6th graders here. Read more »

The Long and Winding Road at Camp The Long and Winding Road at Camp
URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI)

Each aspect of camp is a well-thought out way to grow and teach the campers. URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute has named each road on the camp ground in honor of different Jewish figures, and traversing these roads each day becomes a learning experience for campers. Read about the journey, both literally and figuratively, here. Read more »

The Benefits of the “Camp Bubble” The Benefits of the “Camp Bubble”
URJ 6 Points Sports Academy

There are increasingly fewer places where a child can go to experience “real” interpersonal interactions, those apart from a glowing screen. URJ 6 Points Sports Academy counselor Hilary Guigig shares what the “camp bubble” means and how life without cell phones and wi-fi is one of the most important aspects of the camp experience. Read more »

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