Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
Kyle Meranus had a powerful experience at Pinemere Camp last summer. "I connected with myself and learned about what Judaism means to me -- while having fun!" declared the 14-year-old, who attended the Jewish overnight camp thanks to a grant from the Overnight Camp Incentive Program. Designed to attract new campers to this important Jewish identity-building tool, it is a...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Beth Berman knows about instilling Jewish values in kids. As director of early childhood education at Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, she oversees day care, pre-school and summer camp, and she teaches Hebrew school on the side to earn some extra money. After her family's bills are paid, she always puts something aside toward furthering her own daughter's Jewish...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
For those hoping to send their children to Jewish overnight camps, the road ahead may be a little less daunting, thanks to a new grant initiative geared toward first-time attendees. Camp Galil in Ottsville, Bucks County, is one of a number of recipients of this new initiative. Set up by the Jewish Funders Network/Foundation for Jewish Camping Matching Grants Initiative...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Every year at Camp Moshava, a Jewish overnight camp nestled in the Pocono Mountains, more than 1,000 children enjoy summertime staples like arts-and-crafts, boating and Color War. Yet the camp, sponsored by Bnei Akiva of North America, has no significant indoor gathering space, nor does it have an air-conditioned dining hall. Its director, Alan Silverman, also pointed out that the...
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The kids at Camp Gan Yeladeem at Beth Sholom Preschool in Elkins Park are learning about "Art From Around the World" this summer. The children studied different cultures as they explored art and sculpture from various countries. Preschoolers ages 3 to 5 copied paintings, made quilts, handmade their own beads and discovered face-painting.
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