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Multiplicity of Identity Expressed in Jewish Educational Settings: The Case of Summer Camps in the US
The current article explores multiple expressions of Jewish identity as expressed in educational settings affiliated with different denominations. Further, it looks at expressions of identity among youth whose personal religious affiliation corresponds with the setting’s organizational identity and those whose personal identity differs.
Updated: Mar. 19, 2014
Jewish Agency and Genesis Philanthropy Group Hold International Summer Camp in Israel for Russian Speaking Youth from FSU and Israel
The Jewish Agency and the Genesis Philanthropy Group held an international summer camp, the Rimon Project, for Russian-speaking youth at the Nordiya Youth Hostel near Netanya from August 1-13. The camp, supported by the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago, is organized specially for young people ages 13-16 from different parts of the Former Soviet Union and from Israel.
Updated: Aug. 29, 2010
The Jewish Agency for Israel is pleased to inform all of their readers that the FSU Summer Camps Blog 2010 is back. In keeping with tradition, this year's blog posts will chronicle key activities taking place in their summer camps, located in 14 different locations across the FSU. This summer there will be close to 5,000 children and youngsters, ages 7 -17, attending the summer camps.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2010
During the last week of August, 2009, 170 men, women and youngsters gathered at the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center in upstate NY, for a week of Yiddish camping. The Yidish-Vokh (Yiddish Week), sponsored by the Yugntruf – Youth for Yiddish organization for more than thirty years, continues to attract Yiddish lovers looking for true Yiddish immersion experience. The heterogeneous group of campers enjoyed lectures, sports, folk dancing, discussions, singing around the campfire, reading groups, an amateur talent show, concerts, films, and special events all in Yiddish. Some participated in the Yiddish classes for advanced beginners.
Updated: Oct. 11, 2009
SciTech is a well established science and technology research camp organized and hosted each summer by the Center for Pre-University Education at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. The 3 week program for gifted high school students combines scientific research with a program of cultural and social activities.
Updated: Mar. 01, 2009
eCamp – The international technology summer camp, to take place both in Israel and the US this summer, is entering its second season. eCamp, a pluralistic Jewish community, is designed to bring enterprising young people aged 8-18 from around the world together for a unique interactive Israeli – Jewish hi-tech experience. eCamp is designed to encourage campers to express their creativity and discover their connections with the Jewish world and Israel.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2008
A JTA Central European correspondent and his family join 80 Hungarian Jewish families for five days of Jewish retreat and activity at the famed Szarvas camp in southeastern Hungary. There, they strengthen their ties to the Jewish people and build their Jewish identity.
Updated: Jul. 22, 2008
eCamp Israel – The international technology summer camp, to take place in Israel this summer, is a first of its kind. eCamp, designed to bring enterprising young people from around the world together for a unique interactive experience, is expecting over 300 children and teens aged10-18 in its first year.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2008
Michael M. Lorge and Gary P. Zola, A Place of Our Own: The Rise of Reform Jewish Camping (University of Alabama Press, 2006)
A Place of Our Own: The Rise of Reform Jewish Camping is a welcome addition to the incipient literature on Jewish residential camps. By providing an historical look at the rise and development of the first Reform Jewish camp, Olin-Sang-Ruby Institute (OSRUI), this volume of essays expands our knowledge of varied aspects of Reform Jewish camping. But its primary value is to demonstrate how historical knowledge can add nuance to our understanding of Jewish camping.
Updated: Mar. 26, 2008