Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia tries to help with the costs of camp by providing need-based scholarships as well as incentive grants for first- and second-year campers.
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Just because families join synagogues and send their kids to Jewish day camps doesn’t mean they will send them to overnight camps, according to a newly released study of local families with young children. And with a pricetag of thousands of dollars per summer, these camps must also have top-notch facilities and programs because the promise of developing Jewish identity...
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Three charitable organizations -- the Neubauer Family Foundation, the Foundation for Jewish Camp and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia -- have joined forces to make attendance at Jewish overnight camps more affordable for families in the Greater Philadelphia area. The 2010 Overnight Camp Incentive Program will provide a grant of up to $1,000 to 185 first-time campers, ages 8...
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Kyle Meranus had a powerful experience at Pinemere Camp last summer. "I connected with myself and learned about what Judaism means to me -- while having fun!" declared the 14-year-old, who attended the Jewish overnight camp thanks to a grant from the Overnight Camp Incentive Program. Designed to attract new campers to this important Jewish identity-building tool, it is a...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Beth Berman knows about instilling Jewish values in kids. As director of early childhood education at Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, she oversees day care, pre-school and summer camp, and she teaches Hebrew school on the side to earn some extra money. After her family's bills are paid, she always puts something aside toward furthering her own daughter's Jewish...
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