By Eva Bogomolny “What do you want to do with a degree in Jewish education?” This question - has been posed to me so many times that I have now formed a polished and rehearsed answer. “I’d love to fill my year as a teacher and my summers with camp.” Now that schools are closed … [Read more...] about For the Kids
By Rabbi Paul Steinberg
There are some things that certain Jewish educational institutions do better than others. After all, they have different expressed missions and goals, and have hired, budgeted, and organized around those goals differently. Synagogues do B’nei Mitzvah a … [Read more...] about Why Aren’t We Collaborating This Summer?
A Jewish Educational Lament
By Bill Motchan Remember getting together with loved ones to celebrate special occasions? COVID-19 has made those gatherings much more difficult. For Jewish families, Coronavirus has impacted everything from Shabbat dinners to Passover Seders, weddings, and other simchas. … [Read more...] about Innovative North American ‘Flagpole’ Initiative Inspires Communities Through Music
By Sarah Bunin Benor
As more and more camps announce cancellations, campers, parents, and staff members are forlorn. So much will be lost - the kids’ independence, their exploration of nature and friendships, the landscapes dotted with Hebrew and other Judaic symbols, the e … [Read more...] about Camp is Not Cancelled; It Has Moved Online:
Jewish Summer Camps Should Announce Online Programming Now, and Funders Should Help
By Rabbi Stacy Rigler, MAJE “As long as there’s camp.” I don’t think a day of quarantine has passed that I haven’t had someone share some version of that sentiment when we talk about the status of summer camp. Now that some camps have made decisions, the conversation has a new … [Read more...] about What Is It About Camp?