By Stephen Brand Pandemics create interesting times for Jewish summer camps. At Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC), we began this spring by rushing to figure out what thousands of campers could do virtually this summer. As an innovation consultant at FJC and a camp alumnus … [Read more...] about From Crisis to Innovation at Jewish Camp
By Aaron Greenberg As Angela Duckworth notes in her book Grit, “Grit has two components: passion and perseverance.” The passion and perseverance demonstrated by the day camp professionals at JCC day camps since March 15 has been remarkable. This summer, nearly one hundred JCC d … [Read more...] about Passion, Perseverance and Grit: The Untold Story of Jewish Day Camps During the COVID Summer of 2020
By Nadav Slovin Before life gets back to normal, let's re-envision normal. In fear, we pause. You’ve been surprised before, right? Then you’ve experienced the momentary pause: the body stops breathing as the mind invests all of its effort into assessing and und … [Read more...] about Transforming COVID through Transformative Outdoor Adventures
https://cdn.fedweb.org/videos/fed-42/in/2/Summer_5780_social_video%2520.mp4 By Beth Cousens It seemed to take forever, and, it doesn't look like it used to, but finally: Summer is here. First, there was palpable hope, and then loss. And it wasn’t just the beds and the b … [Read more...] about #Summer5780. Now.
By Rabbi Joshua Rabin “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”Thomas A. Edison I’m still heartbroken. I’m definitely not the only one. A few weeks ago, USY cancelled our summer programs for the first tim … [Read more...] about No Experience Necessary – USY’s Epic Summer Pivot