Michael and Anita Siegal, in concert with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, have established a $1.25 million endowment - the Michael and Anita Siegal One Happy Camper Program - aimed at recruiting Jewish children to overnight camps who would otherwise be unable to attend. Mr. Siegal, who currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors of The Jewish Federations of North America, stated that he and his wife “are delighted in partnering … [Read more...] about Cleveland Philanthropists Establish $1.25m Camper Endowment
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Children and youth in the U.S. have already internalized inclusion. They live it every day at school, on the playground, at youth groups. To them, inclusion is the norm. This is mainly because the national culture in the U.S. has surpassed the American Jewish community in its embrace of inclusion. by Jay Ruderman The late nights in the bunks with friends, swimming in the lake, color war breakout that always came as a surprise and the ‘bug … [Read more...] about Memories For Everyone
by Susan Rifkin Ask today’s Jewish youth “What is Israel?” and you would probably get a response that includes Hebrew, hummus, culture and conflict. Israel Night at the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s recent Leaders Assembly included many of these elements, with a record number of attendees feasting on Israeli delicacies, singing and dancing to Israeli music. … [Read more...] about Does Israel Education Matter at Camp?
by Deborah Fishman Over 700 Jewish camp professionals and devotees gathered for the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Leaders Assembly this week. With the tagline of “One field. Moving Forward,” the conference featured an impressive array of speakers and skill-builders inside and outside the camping world, and even an Israel night with David Broza. A myriad of attendee-suggested and peer-led “hot topic” sessions addressed issues from “Living … [Read more...] about The “Jewish” at Camp: It’s Leader-Powered
by Rabbi Jason Miller New Brunswick, NJ - As Jewish camp leaders once again convened at Leaders Assembly, the Foundation for Jewish Camp's biennial conference here in New Brunswick, there was a lot of networking taking place - both in person and via social media. The dozens of ad hoc camp reunions taking place in the hallways of the hotel also materialized into an exchange of best practices for these Jewish camp professionals. The hot topic … [Read more...] about The Tech Side of Camp