Jerry Silverman

Birthing New Summer Experiences

Staff Writer
01/16/2009
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.

ED-CAMP INCUBATORS

Birthing New Summer Experiences

Environmental, outdoor adventure and sports camps are among those to emerge from an ‘incubator’ project.

01/16/2009
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.

Camping In Trying Times

07/01/2009
Assistant Managing Editor
More than 70,000 Jewish kids will go to camp this summer, against the backdrop of a major economic crisis, a swine flue pandemic and growing security concerns. Jerry Silverman is CEO of the Foundation for Jewish Camp, which serves the interests of 150 nonprofit sleepaway camps across North America. A native of Tulsa, Okla., Silverman, 50, has a background in the apparel industry, but fell in love with Jewish camping through his five children. He spoke to N.Y. Minute about the challenges facing modern Jewish camps.

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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