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Letter from Yonni Wattenmaker, Alumni Chair

The beautiful magnolia tree decorating my driveway is starting to blossom, so summer must not be far away!  For the exact number of days until Eisner begins again I could really just consult my son, who cannot wait for his 5th summer to begin…

If you’re like me, and you get nostalgic for camp, I have some good news to share:

Do you have a child age 7 or younger?  If so, come for a play date with other Eisner alumni and their kids on Saturday, July 14!  Think mommy/daddy & me and tot Shabbat all rolled into one, Eisner style!  See Louis’s letter for more information.

Take out your calendars and mark them for Eisner’s 55th birthday celebration! From Kabbalat Shabbat on August 23, 2013 through Havdalah on August 24, 2013, camp will be open for just us! to pretend we’re back there and families are welcome (though I know some will prefer to leave them at home…)  More information on that will surely follow but if you want to get involved in the planning, please be in touch at

If you want to visit this summer, please read the alumni visitation policy outlined in Louis’ letter.  While we all want to be able to drink from the well, we must be considerate of the children who are currently enrolled and attending camp.  I appreciate your understanding and abiding by these rules.

Lastly, we are trying to find a way to connect our older alumni with a younger generation as they look for career advice and support.  This would mostly take place via email, but if this is something of interest to you, either as a mentor or as someone who can help put this into action, please let me know!

With warm wishes at Pesach to you and your loved ones,


  • Lee S Jablin

    If you wish to see a picture of JCECFLJ circa the first half of the 1960’s via a colored glass side dated 1916, go to the book, “Gardens for a Beautiful America, 1895-1935” (Frances Benjamin Johnston).