Families

Ten Thing to Do Over the Winter

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Even with the weather getting colder and the days getting shorter, there are still plenty of events to attend in the Philadelphia area

Philly Faces: Daniel Israel

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In 2015, Daniel Israel was working odd jobs and looking for a direction. He knew just one thing for certain: He wanted to marry...

Jewish Philadelphia’s Summer Camp Album

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The first Jewish summer camp in the United States was opened in New York by the Jewish Working Girls Vacation Society in 1893.

Text-based Parenting Support Platform Launched

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When Becca D'Onofrio had her daughter Charlotte two-and-a-half years ago, she was blindsided by how difficult parenting was. “I feel like it’s something that nobody...
About 10 children wearing shorts and t-shirts jumping in the air outdoors

Summer Camps Plan 2021 Safety Protocols

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Although the second summer of the pandemic is approaching, Rabbi Joel Seltzer knows this camp season will be different from the last. “Last year was...

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...