For the first time the “Rimon Project”, an International Summer Camp for Russian speaking youth, is now taking place at the Nordiya Youth Hostel, near Netanya. The camp, under the auspices of The Jewish Agency and the Genesis Philanthropy Group and supported by the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, is organized specially for young people ages 13-16 from different parts of the Former Soviet Union and from Israel. The goal is to … [Read more...] about Russian Speaking Summer Camp Opens at Nordiya Youth Hostel
For nearly two decades, the Jewish Agency's network of summer and winter camps in the former Soviet Union have reached tens of thousands of children, teens, university-age students and their families, connecting them to their heritage, Israel and the Jewish people. The week-long summer camps, which operate in over 14 cities and towns, immerse campers in a week of Jewish life, learning and culture. This year they will operate in 14 different … [Read more...] about Summer Camp Time in the FSU
by H. Glenn Rosenkrantz Campers, families, counselors and others touched by Ramah’s Tikvah program for special needs youth converged Sunday at Camp Ramah New England to mark the groundbreaking initiative and four decades of impact. The Tikvah program, established at Camp Ramah New England in 1970, and now active throughout Ramah’s national network of overnight camps, offers developmentally and intellectually challenged youth a full, … [Read more...] about Ramah Special Needs Program Celebrates 40 Years of Inclusion
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!
As part of a continued concentrated effort to increase the number of credentialed future Jewish educators and to improve the quality of professional preparation and Jewish education they receive, the Jim Joseph Foundation (JJF) has announced that $33 million in grants have been awarded to the three leading training institutions for Jewish educators. With these grants, JJF has now gifted a total of nearly a quarter of a billion dollars to Jewish … [Read more...] about Jim Joseph Announces $33m. to Train Educators