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Holy Spaces

Holy Spaces

Everything at camp can be holy, and each space resonates holiness differently for each camper as they connect with the people and places around them.

Lobby Day 2021

Lobby Day 2021

Guided by the value of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), each summer our Hevrah campers dedicate their time at camp to learning about social justice and how they can use their Jewish values to make a difference. This summer, campers in the Social Justice Yetzirah (major), spent two weeks learning about criminal justice reform along with organizing tactics and tips on how to lobby.

Staff Week Everything I Wanted and More

Staff Week Everything I Wanted and More

Through the numerous programs we did during staff week, one thing was apparent: we were part of a great history and tradition of counselors who love camp. Each staff member brings something unique to the team and is able to connect with campers in a different and creative way.

I Believe

I Believe

I believe we can do hard things. I believe we will all try our best to set up each camper for success, safety and happiness.  I believe in each and every one of you. I believe in the power of camp. 

Holy Spaces and Creating Holiness

Holy Spaces and Creating Holiness

We have rebuilt the physical foundation of Camp Newman, yet without the holiness of our community and our campers, camp is only a plot of land. For the past three years, Porter Creek has been a site of construction and expansion, but as we welcome campers in the coming weeks, it is becoming so much more. 

5 Tips for Counselors & Specialists

5 Tips for Counselors & Specialists

Learn from one of the best, Matt Ghan shares his tips for counselors and specialists about how to be the BEST staff members for our campers … and have an awesome time, too!

Breaking Bread with Newman

Breaking Bread with Newman

Matt Ghan, Camp Newman summer senior staff member and Director of Youth Engagement at Temple Bat Yam and Martee Fischman, Retreat Center Director at URJ Camp Newman, share a delicious recipes, witty banter and a love of camp! If you make the recipes, please feel free...

Reflections of Light

Reflections of Light

Art & Reflection by Rabbi Allie Fischman, Camp Director Our Elul reflection prompt for today is light. We’re thinking of light in so many ways…the way our camp community fills us with light and hope during these difficult times and the way our Shabbat candles fill...

Best Decision I Ever Made

Best Decision I Ever Made

By Marcy Cameron, Mother of Ethan This article was written in early 2014 to share our family experience and help other families at Congregation Or Ami (Calabasas, CA) learn about the Camp Newman experience.   Before Camp - June 6, 2013 Our 7th grade son, Ethan,...