January 17, 2020 Dear friends, We are writing to you, members of the Reform Movement’s most valued and dedicated leaders and volunteers, to let you know that the Town of Warwick, New York, has approved a contract with the URJ for the town to purchase the property at 46 B … [Read more...] about URJ to Sell Kutz Camp to Town of Warwick
32 Jewish camps from across North America have been awarded over $1 million to address mental health at day and overnight camps. This is the first round of a groundbreaking $3.2 million Yedid Nefesh grant, an initiative of Foundation for Jewish Camp, made possible by the … [Read more...] about 32 Jewish Camps Selected as First-Ever “Yedid Nefesh” Grant Recipients
Joel Einleger and Deborah Fishman
As AVI CHAI approached sunset over the past year, our staff shared lessons learned from our grantmaking in this series on our blog and in eJewishPhilanthropy. We published this piece about a strategic approach to field-building in the … [Read more...] about AVI CHAI’s Camping Work:
By Shawna Goodman Sone Fleece pajama bottoms and colorful backpacks are just a few of the catchy give-a-ways that North American kids are given when they register super early for summer camp. This tactic provides the needed reassurance for both the kids and parents that … [Read more...] about Summer Camp for Israel: Almost A Year Later
By Rabbi Daniel Brenner Should a 17-year-old camp counselor be sent home for chasing down, bear-hugging, and tickling one of his friends? The two counselors in this case, both male-identified, had grown up going to the camp, and they argued that they were just playing a … [Read more...] about When is Informal Education TOO Informal?