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Growing up at Jewish summer camp

Growing up at Jewish summer camp

Summer time. No classrooms. No homework. No bells. Just the blissful summer sunshine beating down.

Jewish summer camp counselors’ hot, long days are spent enriching the lives of campers through Jewish-rooted programs that will make a lasting mark.

Rocky Altman, a 13-year attendee of Shwayder Camp, and in her fourth year as a staff member, started attending because her older sister went to camp. The friendships she formed at age seven have “stuck like glue” as she is now co-counselor with a friend she made as a first-year camper.

“This summer, I am in charge of the youngest campers. When I look at mine and their friendships, I see similarities. When they say good-bye to each other, they talk about being counselors together,” says Altman. The kids arrive as individuals but “leave together as a unit.”

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 July 2013 10:05 )

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Denver

Seniors put the ‘social’ in the wellness at Shalom Park

Seniors put the ‘social’ in the wellness at Shalom ParkWater walking club? Exercising at age 95? Progressing from getting around with a walker to just a cane? All of this and more is taking place at Shalom Cares’ J. Leonard Levy Family Wellness Center, located on the Shalom Park Campus, where seniors are becoming more active in their body and mind. Bobbie Seserman, a six-year patio home resident of Shalom Park, can be found all over the campus attending Shabbat dinners, discussing the latest books in book club, and playing bridge. But at least t...

Last Updated ( Friday, 21 June 2013 08:09 )

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Boulder

Boulder Jewish Festival this Sunday, June 9

Boulder Jewish Festival this Sunday, June 9 The annual Boulder Jewish Festival will be Sunday, June 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m, on the Pearl Street Mall and Courthouse Lawn in downtown Boulder. Festival entertainment this year is a mix of new and returning artists. Cowboy Hersh kicks off the festival with a special set for the younger crowd. Next up is a group new to the festival stage, Tofakhon. After a successful performance at Limmud, this is the first major performance of this Bukharian musical troup in Boulder. The Lost Tribe returns with ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 June 2013 10:07 )

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Denver

Annual Yeshiva luncheon in June honors Roses of the Year

Annual Yeshiva luncheon in June honors Roses of the YearThe annual Yeshiva Toras Chaim Rose Garden donor luncheon will be Thursday, June 20, 11:45 a.m., in the yeshiva social hall. The luncheon will honor Roses of the Year Lucie Prenzlau, and her daughters Naomi Erlanger, and Ruthie Krausz. The Distinguished Friendship Award will be presented to Hinda Raphaela Buchbinder. Lucie Prenzlau has been a part of YTC for as long as the yeshiva has been a part of the Jewish community. She and her late husband, Dr. Werner Prenzlau have been at the forefron...

Last Updated ( Friday, 24 May 2013 08:28 )

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Denver

B’nai B’rith renovating its venerable bowling league

The new B’nai B’rith mixed bowling league is now forming in the Denver Jewish community. Beginning in late August, bowlers at all experience levels are invited to join the league, which is open to men and women. Play is scheduled Thursday evenings, 7 p.m., at AMF Monaco Lanes on Leetsdale and Monaco. Modeled after the Denver Jewish Softball League, the revamped bowling league pits synagogues and Jewish organizational teams against each other. Local synagogues and Jewish organizations are...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:24 )

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Is U.S.-Israel crisis a speed bump or sign of a long-term conflict?

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Y.U. medical school staff receives employment warning

Gabe Friedman Over 2,500 employees at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine could be laid off as a result of Montefiore Health System’s takeover of the medical school’s operations. ... [Link]

Reid endorses Schumer for minority leader

Ben Harris The retiring Senate minority leader predicted that Sen. Charles Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate and a leading pro-Israel voice in Congress, would win the post without opposition. ... [Link]

France to work on UN draft resolution on Israel

Cnaan Liphshiz Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters he plans to move forward with drafting a Security Council resolution on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. ... [Link]

Toulouse rabbi told to remove kippah at voting station

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