By Matt Bar and Brent Osborne Hip Hop Education has become an ever-growing popular movement today. Teachers all over the globe have begun infusing hip-hop and rap into their classrooms in an effort to engage their students in a unique way. Due to its cultural relevance to today’s youth, hip-hop is a powerful tool that can be used to teach everything from English to algebra and even Jewish concepts. Celebrating over a decade of teaching … [Read more...] about Hashem’s My DJ: Summer Camp Piloting Rapping-Rebbe/Beat-Midrash Program
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Incubator camps attract middle and high school youth who wouldn’t otherwise attend Jewish camp. By Michele Friedman and Ellen Irie Five years ago, Foundation for Jewish Camp, with the support of the Jim Joseph and AVI CHAI Foundations, launched the second cohort of Jewish Specialty Camp Incubator. With the conclusion of the grant period late last year, an independent evaluation (viewable as Executive Summary and Full Report), conducted … [Read more...] about What the Specialty Camp Incubator Signals to the Field of Jewish Education
U.S. administration’s plan to cut foreign participation in work-exchange programs could bar Israeli counselors and deal a blow to Jewish summer camps across the U.S. By Judy Maltz Haaretz.com The Trump administration’s crackdown on visas to foreigners could include an unlikely victim: Jewish summer camps. According to recent reports, the government’s plan to cut or end the J-1 visa program, which benefits a wide spectrum of foreign … [Read more...] about Trump’s Visa Crackdown Could Have ‘Drastic Impact’ on Jewish Summer Camps
By Shira Ravin Nine Jewish day camps across the country are running a unique Hebrew program known as Kayitz Kef. Supported by The Areivim Philanthropic Group, in collaboration with Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC), ”Kayitz Kef” represents the fun process campers experience during summer camp as they acquire Hebrew without even noticing. The program was created as a pilot at Camp Ramah in Nyack, NY in 2013 - with the guidance of Prof. Vardit … [Read more...] about Kayitz Kef: Summers of Fun. A Lifetime of Hebrew.
By Mark Kachuck “Kol Yisrael Arevim Ze Bazeh,” translates to “all of Israel is responsible for one another.” This spoke to the theme of Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Cornerstone Fellowship 2017: “Get Invested,” which had a big impact on me. It resonated with my feelings towards the global Jewish community; together, we have the power to achieve great strength. This year was my fourth Cornerstone Seminar, where I've had the opportunity of … [Read more...] about The Power of FJC’s Cornerstone