After Converting to Judaism, I Found My Home at Camp

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July 30, 2015 | 14 Av 5775

After Converting to Judaism, I Found My Home at Camp After Converting to Judaism, I Found My Home at Camp
URJ Camp Harlam

Not everyone’s camp experience begins at a very young age. In fact, not everyone’s Jewish journey begins at a very young age. Counselor Chris Luber, a recent convert to Judaism, tells how URJ Camp Harlam has shaped and influenced his Jewish journey.Read more »

When Camp Becomes “Home” When Camp Becomes “Home”
URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp

Attending camp is a transformative experience for nearly everyone. Rabbi Barry Block, rabbi at Congregation B’nai Israel in Little Rock, AK, shares his story of how URJ Jacobs Camp became “home” for him and his campers this summer. Read more »

Camp Teaches Us Valuable Lessons Camp Teaches Us Valuable Lessons
URJ 6 Points Sports Academy

Being a counselor at URJ 6 Points Sports Academy teaches valuable lessons beyond the realm of sports. Returning counselor and Cornerstone Fellow, Alyse Feldman, shares the life lessons she’s taken away from her experiences. Read more »

A Day in The Life at Day Camp A Day in the Life at Day Camp
URJ Harlam Day Camp

Days are busy and full of adventure for those who attend URJ Harlam Day Camp. Read on for a day in the life of a HDC camper, through the eyes of seven-year-old returning camper, Zachary! Read more »

Happiness is Not Measured By Wealth Happiness is Not Measured By Wealth
URJ Mitzvah Corps El Salvador

The lessons to be learned as a URJ Mitzvah Corps participant are truly limitless. While surrounded by an impoverished area, Mitzvah Corps El Salvador participant, Sam Dorow, learned a valuable lesson: the true meaning of wealth can be measured by happiness.Read more »

Highs, Lows, and Heroes Highs, Lows, and Heroes
URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI)

Rabbi Amy Memis-Foler, a faculty member at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, shares her story through the lens of a campfire game at the conclusion of a rock climbing trip. Learn how she and her campers reflect on their experiences on the blog.
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