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Masa Israel Teaching Fellows (MITF) is a 10-month fellowship (August 21, 2019 - June 10, 2020) for Jewish college graduates, between the ages of 21 and 35, who want to mentor Israeli children, gain valuable teaching experience, and have a remarkable, immersive experience abroad. Fellows who select Ashdod as their host city will have access to even more benefits. We’ve paired up with Masa Israel Journey and Israel Outdoors NEXT to create a special MITF Jewish Camp Track.
Updated: Mar. 07, 2019
Foundation for Jewish Camp Rolls Out New Initiative to Address Issues of Gender, Sex and Power Dynamics in Camp Community
As more than 750 Jewish summer camp professionals, educators, philanthropists and communal leaders gathered on March 18 for Foundation for Jewish Camp’s (FJC) seventh biennial Leaders Assembly, FJC unveiled a new initiative to prevent harassment and abuse, sexist language and behavior in the camp community. The “Shmira Initiative” aims to change camp culture on all levels, implementing a shift in staff programming, training, policy and enforcement around issues of gender, sex and power. Shmira, in Hebrew and in the vernacular of Jewish summer camp, means guard duty, embodying the social and individual responsibility every community member must ensure a safe environment.
Updated: Mar. 28, 2018
The Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) is pleased to solicit proposals for Specialty Camps Accelerator II, funded by The AVI CHAI Foundation. The model is built on the success to-date of a process used for the two FJC Specialty Camp Incubator cohorts, which helped open 9 new Jewish specialty camps over the past 7 years with the partnership and support of the Jim Joseph Foundation and the AVI CHAI Foundation. Designed to ensure excellence and success, Specialty Camps Accelerator II aims to achieve the joint vision of the AVI CHAI Foundation and the FJC: to increase experiential Jewish learning, strengthen Jewish continuity, and foster strong Jewish social networks among Jewish children and youth.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2015
Thanks to the new Inclusion Training Guide for Jewish Summer Camps, a co-branded project of the Ramah Camping Movement and the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC), navigating real-life situations likely to arise at camp just got easier. The guide became available in May 2015, 2015 – in time for the upcoming camping season – for use by everyone in the camping world and beyond.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2015
Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) is proud to introduce BunkConnect, an affordability initiative built on the success of FJC’s One Happy Camper program. BunkConnect is a referral program that makes finding the perfect camp easy by offering special introductory rates at participating camps for eligible families at many of the best Jewish camps across the country. Through BunkConnect, first-time campers of all Jewish backgrounds (including Jewish day school students) can choose from a variety of high quality summer experiences. The program is specifically designed for families for whom Jewish camp might not be financially feasible - including families with moderate incomes.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2014
In 2008 the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) launched the Specialty Camps Incubator thanks to a generous grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation. This innovative new program, modeled after a business incubator, was established to create five new nonprofit Jewish overnight camps dedicated to a specific skill or area of interest while introducing and integrating Jewish culture. One of the goals for the new specialty camps was to attract Jewish teens who were not attending Jewish camp. The Jim Joseph Foundation engaged Informing Change (formerly called BTW informing change) to design and implement a multi-year evaluation of the program and camps. Their report presents key findings and recommendations from the evaluation.
Updated: Sep. 22, 2014
The Cornerstone Fellowship, generously funded by the AVI CHAI Foundation, promotes Jewish culture change at camp by offering Jewish educational training to exemplary returning bunk staff and professional development to camp leaders. Now in its ninth year, the program empowers counselors to play a larger creative role in Jewish programming and employs leading experiential Jewish educators to deliver a cutting-edge training experience at a four-day seminar.
Updated: Dec. 18, 2012
The Leaders Assembly is a biennial two-day conference that brings together hundreds of professionals and lay leaders from the camping world, as well as funders and Jewish communal professionals, to address the opportunities and challenges facing the field of Jewish camp. This year at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, New Jersey, between March 11-13, 2012, we are offering a can't-miss day of skill-building workshops geared toward camp professionals and camp lay leaders.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011
The Foundation for Jewish Camp is preparing to launch the third annual cohort of the Executive Leadership Institute (ELI). ELI was established to provide seasoned directors of nonprofit, residential Jewish camps in North America with the business, management and leadership skills to lead their camp toward greater excellence and deepen the impact of their mission in the Jewish community. The ELI curriculum was developed by experts in the fields of leadership development, change management and experiential Jewish education in collaboration with leaders in the camp industry.
Updated: Sep. 20, 2011
The FJC Leaders Assembly 2010 will convene hundreds of professionals and lay leaders from the camping world, as well as funders and Jewish communal professionals to tackle core issues such as program excellence, lay and professional leadership, communication, recruitment, fundraising, and many other topics that will empower participants to further the success of the Jewish camp endeavor.
Updated: Feb. 08, 2010