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Camp & Our God Journeys 0

Camp & Our God Journeys

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 in From the Blog

Having just celebrated Shavuot this week, I was reminded of this piece I wrote four years ago - and how the sentiments still ring true today. This week also coincides with our migration to camp - as we open our gates to the incredible staff, educators, clergy and community who arrive here early to prepare to welcome hundreds of Jewish children into our sacred space.

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On Tu B’Shevat, Trees Remind Us to Stop, Listen and See 0

On Tu B’Shevat, Trees Remind Us to Stop, Listen and See

Posted on Feb 9, 2017 in From the Blog

Today is Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year for the trees. This morning, when I Googled “Jewish” and “Trees,” the search engine found not 1,600, not 16,000, but over 16 million stories, articles and references connecting trees to Judaism. Trees may be the ultimately symbol for Judaism ... What dawned on me this year was the role that trees play in helping us to listen and to see.

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Want to Change the World? Take a Cue from Our Teens 0

Want to Change the World? Take a Cue from Our Teens

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 in From the Blog

We all want to pursue justice, immigration reform, and the protection of basic human rights, but where to start? There is one thing we can all unite behind as Reform Jews: the need for tikkun olam, for repairing our world. In that respect, we can all take a cue from Camp Newman’s Hevrah teens.

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