Source: eJewish Philanthropy
On April 30th, after a difficult and thoughtful process, the URJ Camps, and a few other Jewish overnight camps announced their decisions not to open this summer. In total, as of April 30th, almost 20 Jewish overnight camps will not be opening for 2020. It is unprecedented and painful for everyone involved. There are an additional 144 Jewish overnight camps, sharing their pain and sorrow over this decision.
Not since the 2013 release of Pew's Portrait of Jewish Americans has so much been written on any single topic in so short a time frame.
Here is a selection published in eJewish Philanthropy:
One Decision about Camp Closure Doesn't Fit All - Helene Drobenare Horwitz
- Canceling In-Person URJ Reform Summer Camp and Programming: An Act of Collective Love - Rabbi Paul Kipnes