Tag - Jewish Summer Camps

What’s in a Name?

By Isaac Saposnik In the Midrash, we learn that people are known by three names: one given by our parents, one used by other people, and one that we acquire for ourselves. We are taught that this last one – the name we acquire for ourselves – is best. When the Reconstructionist movement opened its first summer camp in 2002, it was given a name...

Harlem Day Camp to Sunset After Four Amazing Seasons

“Thank you, URJ Harlam Day Camp, for giving my child the chance to be part of a real Jewish community with great friends, awesome staff, and a commitment to the values that we believe in as a Jewish family. Without this last summer at HDC, I don’t think that our son would be the person that we can see him growing up to be.” – HDC Parent |...

Trump’s Visa Crackdown Could Have ‘Drastic Impact’ on Jewish Summer Camps

By Judy Maltz Haaretz.com The Trump administration’s crackdown on visas to foreigners could include an unlikely victim: Jewish summer camps. According to recent reports, the government’s plan to cut or end the J-1 visa program, which benefits a wide spectrum of foreign workers, would also target those employed at summer camps. Israelis have...