• Unit Updates, Week 3

    From Rib Night to Trip Day to Shabbat… what have our units been up to this week?


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  • Pupdate Week 3: Dog Days of Summer!

    We've had so much fun at camp this week! We've been rolling around in the grass on Olim Hill, which was noticeably more quiet since Olim was in Montreal this week. Our tails were wagging just thinking about their return last night!


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  • New Understandings About Our Favorite Places

    The Machon Summer Leadership Institute at Eisner is a 7 1/2 week intensive values-based leadership development internship for rising high school seniors. Utilizing Jewish values, participants (Machonikim) explore what it means to become productive and successful staff members of the camp community, discover their Jewish identity, and gain valuable skills as Jewish leaders. We asked two of the Machonikim to share how their understanding of their favorite place at camp has changed over the years.


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  • Jewish Life Update, Week Three: Chia Pets and Patience

    What does a chia pet have to do with Jewish values? This summer our Chalutzim campers are learning about middot, or Jewish values or measures of character, through various activities around camp. We did trust activities to experience courage, visited the farm to talk about responsibility, discussed the right measure of truth in the bunks, and learned patience by planting grass heads and caring for them while we wait for them to sprout.


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  • Dayeinu: Passover in July!

    Dayeinu! If PJ Library only gave free books to thousands of Jewish children, Dayeinu! Did you know PJ Library has also expanded to providing chapter books for older children through a program called PJ Our Way? Kids can select books through their website and even post reviews.


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  • Unit Updates, Week 2

    From the Fourth of July to the Tzofim Caravan, this week has been amazing for our units!


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  • Pupdate Week 2: Fourth of July!

    What an exciting week we've had! We had so much fun on the Fourth of July with all of our friends. We even wore our red and blue leashes to celebrate! Later in the week, we spent some time ruffing it at Teva! Now we're looking forward to relaxing in the sun on Shabbat.


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  • A Jewish Nation

    My week began with Rosh Chodesh at the Kotel and ended with Havdalah at the Prime Minister's residence. In the span of that week, the relationship between the Israeli government and the Jewish diaspora faltered in response to Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to renege on the agreement to fully build an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel, and to limit recognized conversions to those under the supervision of the Orthodox Chief Rabbinate.


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  • Jewish Life Update, Week Two: Shifting Perspectives

    In Limud this summer, our Bonim campers are venturing in these woods, sharing their ideas about God. We began our journey by sharing our different ideas with the understanding that each of us has a different perspective, and it is by sharing these perspectives that we can gain a greater understanding.


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  • Unit Updates, Week 1

    Looking back on the first week of the summer- what have our units been up to?


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