The Foundation for Jewish Camp has released the first study focusing on the long-term impact of Jewish summer camp. For those of us with first-hand experience of the value added from summer camp experiences, the study, Camp Works, only reinforces what we've long known: Jewish summer camp not only works, but lays the groundwork for a more vibrant Jewish future - for the campers themselves, their families and the broader Jewish community. The … [Read more...] about Jewish Summer Camp Rocks
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Bucking the trend of technology that allows people to tell everyone that they’ve checked into their local restaurant, cafe or bar, Reboot has developed a smartphone app that helps users “check out” of the internet altogether. The app ironically will use technology to shut down technology. Think of it as rehab for the smartphone. By using technology, the Sabbath Manifesto app is intended to spur a massive movement away from technology on the … [Read more...] about Rehab for the Smartphone
Despite the continuing financial struggles of many families, nonprofit Jewish overnight camps are filling up. As in 2009, camps are projecting a flat or increased enrollment over last year. Yet, over the next two months, tens of thousands of kids will be attending 160 Jewish camps across North America. Camps are also doing all they can to ensure that every parent is able to send their child to camp. This includes providing an increased … [Read more...] about It’s Camp Time!