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,...
The Little Ambassador

The Little Ambassador

Our Torah portions recently and this week in the book of Exodus have been focused on the Mishkan, or the Tabernacle, the movable ark and the spot that was known as God’s dwelling place on earth. It seems so fitting that just this past week we welcomed home to Porter...
URJ Camp Newman: Reimagined & Reborn

URJ Camp Newman: Reimagined & Reborn

A WEST COAST CAMPUS FOR STRENGTHENING JEWISH LIFE Something magical happens when we break our daily routines and join together in intentional community. Where the physical environment and collective experiences are infused with Jewish values.  We are transformed to...
Introducing the A-B-G-Ds 

Introducing the A-B-G-Ds 

At Camp Newman, we are proud of our legacy of West Coast Jewish Camp, from our roots at Saratoga, where we spread our wings at Swig and now, soaring to new heights on Porter Creek Road. Many of our alumni can remember every session name, every year they attended camp...
5 Tips for Counselors & Specialists

5 Tips for Counselors & Specialists

by Matthew Ghan, Summer Assistant Director 1. You be YOU! Be your authentic awesome self! You have a gift to bring to our campers, and they are a captive audience ready to engage, learn and have their world brightened. They need to and want to learn from you. You are...