I Heard God

I Heard God

By Rebekah Sherman, current counselor and long-time camper When we pray the Sh’ma, we say, Sh’ma Israel Adonai eloheinu Adonai echad. Listen, Israel! Adonai is our God. Adonai is one. On Friday night, when I said the Sh’ma, I listened. And I heard God— In the wind, in...
Has Camp Changed Since I Was a Camper?

Has Camp Changed Since I Was a Camper?

By Rabbi Rebecca Gutterman of Congregation B’nai Tikvah, Walnut Creek, CA Like most URJ camps, Camp Newman invites rabbis to spend up to a week with them during their different summer sessions.  Guest rabbis teach, help with tefillah and electives, and generally are...
Meet Your Camper’s Unit Heads – Session 1A

Meet Your Camper’s Unit Heads – Session 1A

We are excited to introduce you to… your camper’s unit heads! Also known as Rashim, these counselors will be your primary contacts in case you have any questions about your camper while they’re at camp. If you need to reach them, please call our main...

Meet Our 2018 Summer Staff!

Our Staff Truly C.A.R.E. About Your Child! Each summer, URJ Camp Newman hires, trains, mentors and supports ~200 staff who are charged with making sure your camper has the very best camp experience possible. Our staff are the heart and soul of Camp Newman. More than...