• Marching for Justice

    I was one of over 300 Reform rabbis that stood, marched, and sang side by side with faith leaders from every corner of the country, from scores of religions and denominations...It is always a powerful experience to reunite with summer camp friends to practice the values we teach and live at camp - be it at Eisner, or in our nation's capital on the 54th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. 


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  • Parashat Re’eh: What Do You See?

    This summer, what did you see? This week, we read parashat Re’eh, which translates to “behold” or “look.” For many, this is the first Shabbat we will spend at home, apart from each other and outside the Eisner Bubble. Shabbat is one of the most sacred times at camp – full of singing, dancing, and joy. There is nothing like Shabbat at camp.


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  • From Day Camp to Director Team: Wilson Baer’s Farewell

    Ancient Greek philosophers spent years debating over a question that they called The Ship of Theseus. As the story goes, Theseus returned triumphant from Crete having slain the Minotaur and to honor him the people of Athens displayed his ship in public, for all to see.


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  • Maccabiah 2017!

    In lieu of this week's Unit Updates, we are sharing an update from Maccabiah, an all-camp event. Maccabiah challenges our campers and staff to participate in friendly competition, push themselves to attempt new challenges, and cheer on their friends on their team and others.


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  • Jewish Life Update, Week Seven: Using God’s Superpowers on Earth

    This week our Bonim campers learned, “We don’t have to pretend to use the powers God has given us. These powers are real and they are super! Our God shares God’s powers with us so we can make our lives better and the lives of others better.


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  • Small Steps Toward Big Leadership

    If I were asked one year ago today how to make a change in this world, I would have gone on about all the big actions I would have to take, how much work I would have to do by myself, and how many tireless years of work it would take.


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  • Becoming a Great Jewish Orator

    Have you ever wondered what makes a great speech? What makes people sit up and listen? Who are the great Jewish orators of our time?


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  • Unit Updates, Week 6

    It has been such a phenomenal week with K'tanim and it definitely flew by faster than any other week. Together we learned what it means to be a soldier in the Israeli Defense Force and even learned some commands!


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  • Pupdate Week 6: Bring Us Home!

    This week has been a blast! Despite some rainy weather, we've been having fun rolling on the hill, walking around camp, and playing with our friends.


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  • People and Places of Refuge, Inspired By Camp

    For Rabbi Rena Rifkin, director of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Religious School , spending time at a URJ camp each summer is one of the most important weeks of the year. This sermon was presented at SWFS in New York City following Rabbi Rifkin’s week on faculty at Eisner Camp this summer.


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