Summer 2023 Shabbat Visitors Program
We are thrilled to be able to welcome visitors back to Camp Newman for the first time since 2017! We can’t wait to see you at one of our Community Shabbatot this summer!
We have a few guidelines to which we adhere to offer the best experience for our campers, which includes families of current campers MAY NOT visit while their child is in session. Why? Not every camper’s family is able to visit while their child is at camp, and we have found that families visiting creates opportunities for moments of sadness that are not present otherwise. We invite you to look at dates when you child is NOT attending camp.
REGISTRATION FOR EACH VISITORS SHABBAT WILL CLOSE ON THE MONDAY PRIOR TO EACH EVENT. Please email Carly Zenker with questions: email@example.com
typical Visitor Shabbat Schedule:
4:00pm – Arrive and Check-in
4:15pm – Optional tour of Camp
5:00pm – Welcome Reception
5:50pm – Shabbat Procession
6:00pm – Shabbat Services
6:45pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Shira and Israeli Dancing
9:00pm – L’hitraot
|Date||Summer Visitor Program||Description||Start Time||End Time||Cost||Registration Link|
|6/23||Donor Legacy Shabbat||We are so grateful to the many community supporters who have helped us ensure a strong future for Newman. Join our Board for this special Shabbat.||4:00 pm||9:00 pm||$36||Registration Closed|
|6/30 and 7/1||Alumni Shabbat and CIT Countdown||Calling all Saratoga, Swig, and Newman Alumni! Whether you attended camp 5 years ago or 50 years ago, reconnect with other alumni during this Shabbat!||4:00 pm||9:00 pm||$36 for one day, $50 for Shabbat & Saturday||Registration Closed|
|7/6||Hagigah Festival||We are excited to welcome parents of our current Hagigah campers to see the wonderful projects their campers have created.||4:30 pm||9:30 pm||$36 for visitors 13+, $18 for visitors 3 - 13, visitors under 2 are free||Registration Closed|
|7/7||Community Shabbat||Join us for a community Shabbat at Camp.||4:00 pm||9:00 pm||$36||Registration Closed|
|7/14 & 7/15||Avodah and CIT Family Weekend||Parents of CIT and Avodahniks are welcome to join us for Shabbat to celebrate their children and the impact they have made at camp this summer. Please note this is not a Shabbat for parents of current campers.||4:00 pm||9:00 pm||$36 for one day, $50 for Shabbat & Saturday||Registration Closed|
|7/21||Community Shabbat||Join us for a community Shabbat at Camp.||4:00 pm||9:00 pm||$36||Register Closed|
|7/28||Community Shabbat||Join us for a community Shabbat at Camp.||4:00 pm||9:00 pm||$36||Registration Closed|
|7/29||Hevrah Festival||Parents of current Hevrah campers are invited to a celebration the work our Hevrahniks have done this session.||9:45 am||2:15 pm||$36 for visitors 13+, $18 for visitors 3 - 13, visitors under 2 are free||Registration Closed|
A few important reminders about joining us for Shabbat in order to keep our community happy and safe.
- No outside food or drink is allowed. Any outside food or drinks will be collected upon arrival.
- No pets for the safety of others.
- Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.
- Families of current campers MAY NOT visit while their child is in session. Why? Not every camper’s family is able to visit while their child is at camp, and we have found that families visiting creates opportunities for moments of sadness that are not present otherwise. We invite you to look at dates when you child is NOT attending camp.
Covid-19, health, and safety
The health and safety of our participants is always our highest priority. To ensure the health and safety of all participants, we are highlighting several important rules below:
- Alcohol and outside food is not allowed at camp.
- Walk-ins are not allowed. You must register in advance to join us for Shabbat.
- Alcohol and outside food is not allowed at camp.
Do I need to register for Shabbat or can I just show up?
You must register in order to join us for Shabbat. We will be releasing registration for all of our weekends in early Spring. We ask that you do your best to register no later than the Sunday before the Shabbat you are planning on attending. For example, if you are planning to join for the June 30 Shabbat, please register no later than Sunday, June 25.
Is Parents Shabbat for parents of current, past, and future campers?
Parents Shabbat is for parents of our CIT and Avodah classes, not for current campers.
is anyone able to join any shabbat?
We want to ensure that everyone who wants to join us for a Shabbat at camp is able to. The three community Shabbatot are open to any members of our community. We have several rules in place to help ensure the safety of all of our campers and visitors.
- Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian from their family.
- Parents cannot join for a Shabbat when their children are at camp.
I have special dietary requirements. who should I get in contact with?
We offer a variety of selections for our Shabbat meals, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. If you have a specific concern about a food related allergy or accommodation, please contact Carly Zenker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My schedule has changed and I can no longer attend Shabbat. Can I get a refund?
Please do your best to let us know if you can no longer join us for Shabbat in a timely manner. If you cancel a week before, you will be refunded 100%. If you cancel any time after that, please be in touch with us directly about a refund.
Is Shabbat free?
Each Shabbat costs $36 and includes a reception, Shabbat services, dinner, and dancing. We do not want cost to be a prohibitive factor for anyone. Please feel free to reach out to Ariel Kurland at email@example.com with any questions about financial assistance.