Jewish Camp

Vivian Lehrer, 29 and Yoni Stadlin, 31

Making camp eco-friendly
Associate Editor
06/14/2010 - 20:00

A day after Vivian Lehrer and Yoni Stadlin got married, they received the best wedding gift of all: a $1.1 million grant to pursue their fantasy project, a Jewish sleep-away camp focused on environmental sustainability.
 

Giving Campers a Sporting Chance

Thanks for foundation grants, summer experience for future Jewish athletes is on deck for June debut.
10/12/2009 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

With an emphasis on intensive sports and Jewish values, a new camp is hoping to draw scores of budding athletes from across the country next summer.
June 2010 will mark the inaugural season of the 6 Points Sports Academy, held on the facilities of the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, N.C. The camp will be the 13th member of the network of camps run by the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ).

Athletes have the use of the American Hebrew Academy's breathtaking facilities.

Supporting Sofia’s Renaissance

Five Towns, Suffolk JCCs partner with emerging Bulgarian Jewish community.
04/06/2010 - 20:00
Staff Writer

A letter two years ago from the president of the re-emerging Jewish community of Sofia, Bulgaria, to officials at UJA-Federation of New York has opened a new world for them and two Jewish community centers here.

“We would love and feel a need for collaboration with the global Jewish community that New York and Israel represent,” wrote Alexander Oscar. “The needs of my community are Jewish education, staff training, the building of a nursery school, as well as being connected to the global Jewish community.”

Five Towns JCC Director Rina Shkolnick visits a Holocast memorial in Bulgaria during a December mission.

Cabin Fever

Summer camp world gears up to put a Jewish child in every bunk. But how big is too big?
03/28/2010 - 20:00
Associate Editor

Gone are the days when summer camp was the scruffy younger sibling of the Jewish communal world.

Today, while many Jewish institutions, like day schools and synagogues, are recession-battered and scaling back, the Jewish camp movement is relatively flush and poised to expand.

Some camp leaders wonder if there is a tug of war between quantity and quality.

ED-CAMP INCUBATORS

Birthing New Summer Experiences Environmental, outdoor adventure and sports camps are among those to emerge from an ‘incubator’ project.
01/15/2009 - 19:00
Staff Writer
Yoni Stadlin was washing the dishes one day when he suddenly had a big idea: what if he started a new Jewish camp? Stadlin had worked as the director at a day camp and had been involved with seven Jewish overnight camps, along with earning a master’s degree at the Jewish Theological Seminary in informal education. He knew his career would be in Jewish camping, but to make a pre-existing camp all that he wanted it to be seemed daunting. Then, the dishes, and the idea for a new camp model emerged from the soap bubbles.

Generation Patrilineal

12/23/2009 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Joelle Asaro Berman was born to an Italian-American mother and a Jewish father in 1983, the very same year that Reform rabbis voted to recognize as Jewish the children of such unions, provided they made “appropriate and timely public and formal acts of identification with the Jewish faith and people.”

‘Green’ Jewish Groups Pulling In Green

11/17/2009 - 19:00
Staff Writer

This has been a good year for Jewish Farm School, an environmental education organization that aims to reconnect Jews with the joys of working the land and growing their own food.

Last summer, JFS was one of two start-ups selected to join Bikkurim, the New York-based incubator that provides its resident groups with office space and computers in downtown Manhattan, as well as a stipends and organizational consulting.

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Hey, Bungalow Bill

Monday, July 13th, 2009 Here’s Steve Lipman’s visit to the Orthodox Bunaglows Baseball League. Sheldon Silver was a player but not Pedro Espada.   And here’s a terrific piece by Andy Silow-Carroll, editor of the New Jersey Jewish News, on the many virtues of Jewish bungalow life, and his own bungalow memories:  
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