A “Link” Between Science, Technology, and Judaism

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July 23, 2015 | 7 Av 5775

A A “Link” Between Science, Technology, and Judaism
URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy

Judaism is in everything–even video games. Barak Malkin, faculty member at URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, discusses how the staff is able to bring together core elements of Judaism and the development of video games in a compelling way for their campers.Read more »

Thank You for One of the Most Amazing Days of My Life Thank You for One of the Most Amazing Days of My Life
URJ Kutz Camp

Could you pinpoint a single day in your life to categorize as the best day of your life? Kutz participant Lauren Stock can, as she reflects on a day filled with kavannah (intention) andkehillah (community). Read more »

Bringing Israeli and American Jewish Teens Together for a Week of Living & Learning Bringing Israeli and American Jewish Teens Together
for a Week of Living & Learning

NFTY in Israel

Nearly 85% of the world’s Jews live in Israel or the United States, which means American and Israeli Jews are likely to have the most influence over the future of world Jewry. Rabbi Rich Kirschen, director of NFTY in Israel, shares details of the critical Kishrei Noarprogram, which brings together Jewish teens from both America and Israel to learn together and see what they share in common. Read more »

Time Traveling – Returning Back to Camp 30 Years Later Time Traveling – Returning Back to Camp 30 Years Later
URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI)

Time travel isn’t always like a science fiction movie. Shayna Warner, URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) Camper Care Coordinator, experienced GUCI first as a camper nearly 30 years ago. Now as part of the staff, she notices that the sights, sounds, and feelings remain the same while familiar faces from the next generation fill the camp.
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Providing Help and Happiness to Those in Neede Providing Help and Happiness to Those in Need
URJ Mitzvah Corps New Jersey

Mitzvah Corps New Jersey participant Brooke Greenstein didn’t realize the parallels she might find working with both elderly dementia patients and underprivileged young campers during her trip. Reflecting on her responsibilities on both sites, she shares what she learned: that no matter what, the objectives are to provide help and happiness to the communities she serves. Read more »

Just Keep Swimming Just Keep Swimming
URJ Mitzvah Corps D.C.

A profound metaphor taught Mitzvah Corps D.C. participant, Maddy Albert, and her peers, about the benefits of addressing widespread problems at the source, and going “upstream” to pursue advocacy and succeed in their tikkun olam efforts. Read more »

Bringing Israel to a Camp in California Bringing Israel to a Camp in California
URJ Camp Newman

Sometimes, all it takes to bring Israel home is to meet the URJ Camp NewmanMischlachat, Israeli staff members, who fill roles across the camp. Once each summer, they lead a Shabbat service for campers, sharing stories of Israel and tales of what Israeli Shabbat is really like. Read more »

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