Jewish Summer Camping

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Jewish Summer Camping 2016-11-17T21:56:09+00:00

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Jewish Summer Camping is proven to have a great positive influence on people’s Jewish identity and commitment well into adult years. We wish to encourage all of our Emanuel young people to have a Jewish summer camping experience at some point in their youth. Emanuel has a strong relationship with Camp Ramah, one of the premier arms of our Conservative Movement. Our Emanuel campers also attend other fine Jewish Summer Camps including Camp Laurelwood, Eisner Camp, Camp Zeke and Camp Shalom day camp. We wish to celebrate all our Jewish summer campers and the camps they attend. Please send your summer camp photos with caption to: lisal@emanuelsynagogue.org so we can feature them on our website and in future editions of Everything Emanuel.

Funds are available annually from the Emanuel Campership Fund and the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund to help families make ends meet and give their children a Jewish summer camping experience. Call or email me at rabbismall@emanuelsynagogue.org for details.

PLEASE NOTE that our Emanuel Campership Fund will for the first time be accepting camp scholarship applications beginning this September. Find an application at the Religious School Office or click here to download a scholarship application.

We are committed to help every family who aspires to give a Jewish summer camping experience to their child(ren) to realize this goal!

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In August, Rabbi Small visited Emanuel campers at Camp Ramah in New England. His report:  “The weather was bright and sunny, the lake and trees were gorgeous and the campers glowed with good health, fun and enjoyment of friendships, great activities and Jewish ruach. It is hard to describe the amazing combination of arts, sports, drama, and other fun activities that challenge the campers to be their best, imbued with a lively spirit, Hebrew in the air, Jewish spirituality and values being lived on a daily basis.”