Etzim Discovers Jewish Ecology

Etzim Discovers Jewish Ecology

by Eli Burg, Etzim Rosh Eidah This summer Etzim, our 3-week session for rising 6th & 7th graders, spent time learning about ecology through a Jewish lens. We examined our traditions’ creation myth, framing the story as our people’s particular testimony of...
Hevrah is leading the way!

Hevrah is leading the way!

by Ben Yanowitz, Hevrah Co- Rosh Eidah Here in Hevrah, we’ve been discussing the ecological crisis. This topic is incredibly broad, including truly global issues like climate change, and more local crises that affect our community like wildfire, water shortages,...
Blessing our Home: Chanukat HaBayit

Blessing our Home: Chanukat HaBayit

by Rabbi Allie Fischman, Camp Director Last Shabbat, we celebrated joyously with a full house and full hearts. We prayed, ate, danced, and sang our hearts out! Adding to our Shabbat joy, we took a moment to rededicate our space by affixing our new beautiful mezuzah to...
Sh’mita and Mental Health

Sh’mita and Mental Health

This week we read from B’har in the book of Leviticus. Notably, God tells Moses to instruct the Israelites on the “sh’mita” year (sometimes known as the year of release, the sabbath for the land, or a sabbatical) and jubilee year – the...
Camp’s Special Sauce

Camp’s Special Sauce

by Rabbi Allie Fischman Camp Director This week’s Torah portion in Leviticus, Emor (Speak), teaches us about a variety of prescriptive laws…regulations on the priests’ lives, sacrifices, set times for a variety of holidays, details for the lamp in the sanctuary, how...