Families

Opinion | My Children Have Become Nocturnal — and It’s Working for Our Family

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By Meredith Lewis It started out innocently enough. “Can we stay up late?” my kids, ages 7 and 9, asked the first evening back in March...

A Day in the Life of Summer Camp During a Pandemic

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For long enough to dream that it might stay that way, the weather at Camp Kef on July 9 was pleasant. Cloudy with a...

Summer Camp Tradition Gets Reinvented

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In 2017, Moishe House started Camp Nai Nai Nai, an abbreviated re-creation of overnight camp for Jewish 20- and 30-somethings. The four-day sessions sell...
The lake is a popular hang at Camp Westmont in Wayne County. Westmont expects to be ready to go come opening day on June 27.

Coronavirus Cloud Overhangs Summer Camp Openings

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Over the next several weeks, it seems, we’ll continue to go without — without the human touch and without the physical presence of friends...
Kids at Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake in New York

Jewish Summer Camps Prepare for Coronavirus

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By Ben Sales / JTA As swine flu swept through the United States in the late spring of 2009, Jewish summer camps took some drastic...
The Camper Care team at Pinemere Camp during the summer of 2019

Three PA Camps Win Mental Health Grants

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A previous version of this article included a quote that has been removed.  Pinemere Camp, Camp Havaya and URJ Camp Harlam, all in Pennsylvania, were...
Rabbi Susan Silverman, Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback, Tiffany Haddish, Aliza Rose Silverman and Billy Crystal

Tiffany Haddish’s Celebrity-Filled Bat Mitzvah, in Photos

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By Gabe Friedman / JTA Tiffany Haddish celebrated her bat mitzvah Tuesday night surrounded by an array of Jewish celebrity friends, including Billy Crystal, Chelsea...
Brandon Bowman and friends at the Western Wall

Why Hebrew School Students Choose Confirmation

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Mia Schwartzberg grew up looking up at a photo of her father on a wall at Main Line Reform Temple. That wall was filled with...
Cantor Mark Kushner at a brit milah

The Do’s and Don’ts of Jewish Baby Naming

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Baby naming can be one of the hardest tasks expectant parents undertake, but Jewish tradition can help. Some practices for selecting a newborn’s kinnui, or...
Children at the Yuvalei Ha-Bsor School summer camp

Ten Miles From Gaza, Kids Make the Most of Summer

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By Noa Amouyal It was supposed to be the first sight that greeted them as they entered the camp and embarked on their first day...