• Two Camps, One Soul: Making A Difference Day

    At Crane Lake and Eisner, we share the mission of bringing our values out into the world to make an impact. On Make A Difference Day, we lived our mission statement out loud as one, showing the power of social action, advocacy, and community.


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  • Volunteering is a Religious Experience

    In honor of National Volunteer Week, our Board Chair Mark Daniels reflects on all of the incredible volunteers who support the camp community.


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  • Giving the Gift of Life

    Read how our camps have been giving the gift of life through bone marrow swab drives!


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  • Eisner Camp Blood Drive

    On Wednesday Eisner Camp hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive. The Blood Drive was open to Machon (over 17), Staff and the larger Great Barrington community. There was a constant line from 10am through 3pm of people wanting to donate. Olim campers (entering 10th grade) volunteered their time, helping the Blood Drive run smoothly […]


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  • A Thanksgiving Wish

      As we prepare to gather with family and friends for Thanksgiving, let us pause to reflect on the people and world around us. While most have recovered from the intensity of Hurricane Sandy, some still struggle with the lingering effects of the storm’s fury. In addition, our family and friends in Israel continue to […]


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  • Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month: Camp Chazak

    Camp Chazak, a program of URJ Eisner and Crane Lake By Marissa Frankel, MS Ed, Assistant Director URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps February 2012 is the 4th Annual Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month.  A month dedicated to raising awareness and expanding the inclusivity of the Jewish community. URJ Eisner and Crane Lake Camps is dedicated […]


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  • Srecna Nova Godina! – Celebrating the New Year in Serbia

    When I decided to take a gap year before going to college and come to Serbia, I was worried about many things, but mostly about how to maintain my Jewish identity without the camp, NFTY, and temple communities as immediate support.  As a Bonim (3rd through 5th grade) counselor this past summer, I relished each […]


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  • Maccabiah 2011 is Under Way!

    By Paige Kohn, Social Media Director We are now in the midst of Maccabiah, and we’re not slowing down.  The Maccabiah break actually started about fifteen minutes following the Sponge Bob fake break during the all camp dance.  Unbeknownst to all of the campers, while they were dancing their hearts out, center camp was being […]


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  • Eisner Second Session 2011 Begins!

    Second Session 2011 is up and running!  It is hard for me to believe how quickly this moment has come.  It feels like it was just yesterday that we were welcoming in our first session campers. A little rain and mist in the morning didn’t damper the excitement everyone felt. Staff could not wait to […]


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  • Habitat for Humanity: A Camper’s Reflection

    On Wednesday, June 29th a group of Olim Campers traveled to Springfield, MA where they participated in Habitat for Humanity,an organization committed to provided homes for those struggling to make ends meet. The campers did yard-work, painting, and cleanup to create a new home for those in need.  The project was planned in partnership with […]


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