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 … [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 R … [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 … [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 … [Read more...] about Jim Joseph Announces $33m. to Train Educators
by Robert Lichtman Why do children learn in parallel rows in the winter and in circles in the summer? The parallel rows are the desks in the day schools. We can demonstrate what day school students learn about the history of our people, Hebrew language and literature, … [Read more...] about Seeing Clearly With Double Vision