Families

Brandon Bowman and friends at the Western Wall

Why Hebrew School Students Choose Confirmation

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

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

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...
Jack and Jordanna Ufberg

Joint Bar Mitzvah Project Aids African Villages

Like many other teens preparing for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Jack Ufberg, 12, of Penn Valley is raising money for the less fortunate. The...
Flaming wooden letters B and S mark the end of the Color War marathon

Camp Stories | Color War Remains a Camp Tradition

“Guys in the back, you’re going to make us lose points!” That warning, delivered by a general for the blue team at Camp Kef’s color...
Campers at Camp Seed

Camp Stories | Camp Seed Doubles Summer Run, Number of Campers

It’s every kid’s dream: studying Torah at summer camp. Maybe not, but the girls at Camp Seed in Elkins Park don’t seem to mind. Perhaps...
Barbara Brodsky and Israel Roizman are presented with gifts of appreciation for supporting Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

Camp Stories | Israeli Kin of Fallen Soldiers Get a Taste of Summer Camp

It was five years ago that Tehila Shiloni, 12, lost her brother. Sgt. Almog Shiloni was a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces who was...
Harriet Levin helps children sitting at a table at Camp Ramah in the Poconos

Camp Stories | Lone Soldier Michael Levin’s Memory Lives on at Camp Ramah

About three times a day, the campers at Camp Ramah in the Poconos walk past a mural. The words, “You can’t fulfill your dreams unless...
Students stroll on the campus of Solebury School in New Hope.

Solebury School Opens Doors to American Hebrew Academy Students

Scott Eckstein, director of admissions and financial aid at Solebury School, a college-preparatory boarding and day school in New Hope, is thinking a lot...
Ninth-graders at Habonim Dror Camp Galil partake in a training exercise on setting a good example for younger campers during programming.

Camp Stories | Camps Embrace Training in #MeToo Era

Summer camp has always been an opportunity for teens to have an impactful experience during a formative period of their lives. And in the...