By Leah Rivkin It’s been a summer of cancelled plans and ruined vacations for most kids around the world, but for the hundreds of Jewish teens who joined CTeen Road Trips, the show - or camp - has been able to go on. CTeen Road Trips, an innovation of the Chabad Teen Network ( … [Read more...] about With CTeen Road Trips, Jewish Teens Don’t Miss A Beat
Dear Rabbi Joel, A few months ago,when many in-person camp experiences were officially canceled, including all Ramah camps, you put into words what I struggled to express: "The Things We Will Lose." You quantified “the unquantifiable emotional losses of a cancelled summer,” man … [Read more...] about An Open Letter to My Camp Director: “The Things We Have Gained”
By Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath Like all of my fellow educators, I had a to do list in mind for Summer 2020. I was going to sit on my floor surrounded by neon index cards and thoughtfully rework my leadership development content for the year to come. I was going to visit my teens … [Read more...] about Nurturing the Individual and the Collective: Lessons from a Summer of Mentorship
By Rabbi Sarah Shulman When Camp Ramah in Northern California made the same painful decision as other Jewish camps around the country to cancel our 2020 camp season, we knew that our anticipated vision of campers running into the arms of old friends and, by the end of the … [Read more...] about Mentor Relationships Provide Calm During the COVID-19 Storm
By Sarah Atkins, Michael Soberman and Michael Pink On May 14th we marked the 72nd anniversary of the creation of the modern State of Israel, and it was also the day in 2020 that we had to communicate the difficult decision not to open our camp’s gates for the first time in 77 y … [Read more...] about Partnering in Counsellor Career Success … During the Pandemic!