Friday, November 28, 2014 Kislev 6, 5775
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The Pocono Mountains Perched on the edge of a platform 40 feet above the grassy Camp Harlam grounds in Kunkletown, Pa., 13-year-old Jake Lord steels himself for his first plunge down the zipline. Attached to the line next to him, Michael Holzman, a visiting rabbi from Reston, Va., prepares himself for the same inaugural experience. A few minutes later, both...
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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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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
For those hoping to send their children to Jewish overnight camps, the road ahead may be a little less daunting, thanks to a new grant initiative geared toward first-time attendees. Camp Galil in Ottsville, Bucks County, is one of a number of recipients of this new initiative. Set up by the Jewish Funders Network/Foundation for Jewish Camping Matching Grants Initiative...
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