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Child Struck By Lightning At URJ Summer Camp Remains Critical

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Ethan Kadish, the only one of three campers still hospitalized after being struck by lightning last week at a Jewish camp in Indiana, remains in critical but stable condition.

The 12-year-old from Cincinnati requires help with his breathing and needs his chest cleared, according to his family, who set up a website,, to provide updates on his condition.

“Ethan continues to work with his medical team on recovery,” the Kadish family wrote. “We want to let all of you know that his recovery is going to take time.”

Giving The Thumbs A Summer Break

For the Reform movement’s camps, the no-electronics policy is not just publicized — it’s a selling point.

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Over the last few years, Liz and Adam Barnett’s son and daughter developed a ritual of sorts as they pulled up to the Reform movement’s Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, Mass.

Campers at Eden Village Camp cook over an open fire. Photo courtesy Eden Village Camp
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