Our Favorite Moments of 2015

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

Decmber 24, 2015 | 12 Tevet 5776

Our Favorite Moments of 2015 Our Favorite Moments of 2015
URJ Youth

Enjoy our list of favorite moments from the URJ Youth camps and programs this year – and get ready for even more exciting experiences in 2016! Read more »

Parents of Campers with Special Needs Connect on Social Media Parents of Campers with Special Needs Connect on Social Media
URJ Camp Coleman

In awe of his camp community who came together to send weekly care packages for his young son who suffered a condition that kept his family at home, Josh Chefitz decided to start a group for Coleman dads of kids with special needs to connect on Facebook and support one another. Read more »

My Most Powerful High School Semester Happened in Israel My Most Powerful High School Semester Happened in Israel
NFTY-EIE High School in Israel

Studying abroad in high school is a one-of-a-kind opportunity. A NFTY-EIE student shares her moments of joining in prayer with a Torah on the women’s side of the Kotel for the first time in history, feeling connected to her ancestors who were in the Holocaust, and hiking from the Kinnert on the east of Israel all the way to the Mediterranean Sea in the West.Read more »

Understanding Hunger: It Takes More Than Empathy Understanding Hunger: It Takes More Than Empathy
NFTY

What if you had to choose between buying an apple and having your morning dose of coffee? The SNAP Challenge lets participants experience what life is like for millions of low-income Americans, living on the average food stamp benefit of $4.10 a day. Some of our NFTYites decided to take on the challenge. Read more »

March On Austin: Empowering the Other Eight People March On Austin: Empowering the Other Eight People
URJ Greene Family Camp

“One out of every nine people in the world do not get enough food to eat. And so we, the other eight people, have to do what we can to help them,” says Zoe Feder. Zoe joined other teens at the March on Austin, organized by Greene Family Camp – and for a whole weekend, they learned about food sustainability, homelessness and hunger; and gathered as a community to pack and distribute 100 lunch bags of food to people who need it. Read more »

Remembering My Shamash Remembering My Shamash
URJ Camp Harlam

As she lit her hanukkiyah on the fourth night of Hanukkah, Harlam camp alumna and former staff member Jordan Pelavin remembered Rabbi Vicki z”l, with whom she worked, shared stories, and felt a warm glow of light at every camp Shabbat.
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