Aish Chaim Attracts Young Families

Aish Chaim does not own a building. For services and other weekend programs, the Modern Orthodox congregation rents space in the Jewish Family and Children’s...

Ten Thing to Do Over the Winter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Over the next several weeks, it seems, we’ll continue to go without — without the human touch and without the physical presence of friends...