Alumni Spotlight: Dori Taback-Hazan

Alumni Spotlight: Dori Taback-Hazan

Swig Camper 1971-74, CIT ’75, Staff ’76-77, ’81 (Helen’s assistant, counselor and programmer) 2020-21 Legacy of Tikkun (Online Camp Alumni Project) When I was 17, after the five-week session of CIT Class ’75, I stayed on at camp to work...
Creating a Resilient Facility

Creating a Resilient Facility

In the aftermath of the 2017 Tubbs fire, the URJ and Camp Newman established a Master Plan Task Force to develop a plan for the rebuilding and reimagining of the physical facilities. This Task Force was comprised of community leaders and camp community members with...
The Tower

The Tower

by Avery S. | Age 10 Nitzanim ’21 Walnut Creek, CA It was a breathtaking day at summer camp. The wind was blowing, the sun was shining, the birds were chirping, everywhere on campus was amazing, and the campus was huge. But the next thing my counselor Bri...
Building for the Future

Building for the Future

Our total vision has two phases.  The first phase will bring our facility fully back online, enabling us to deliver on our mission (providing original, innovative year-round programming and retreats for people of all ages and stages of life along with an excellent...
Hagigah + Hevrah = Hagirah

Hagigah + Hevrah = Hagirah

by Ben Haberman, Counselor & Communications Assistant In Hagirah (Hagigah & Hevrah), campers are given the opportunity to try new forms of expression. Whether they are choosing to express themselves through what they are passionate about, performance, visual...
Generations of Campers

Generations of Campers

Joanne Cohen, Camp Swig 1980-1992, Camp Newman Nefesh Faculty 2010- Present   The magic of camp is impossible to describe but, when you experience it, it is so easy to understand its impact and importance. The relationships, being in nature, the laughter, the pure...