Displaying 1 - 10 of 215
The Holocaust is an important topic not only in Jewish history, but in the history of humankind. The topic is disturbing, and it is appropriate to feel uncomfortable and upset by the stories, the facts, and especially the images.
How important is the history of your family? Maybe you have a family ledger or an old book that carries the events, wisdom, and dreams of those who have passed on. This week, author and puppeteer Marilyn Price tells a story about such a book in “The Old Torah” and shows just how priceless our families’ stories truly are.
After 40 years in the desert, the Israelites reached the Land of Canaan. When they got there, they saw wheat and trees and fruit—things they had never seen before after spending their lives in the desert. But one woman remembers her mother describing plants and how they grow, so how does she explain it to her daughter? Cantor Rosalie Will retells the story. For a written version of the story, see “Gods Miracles” by Rabbi Edward H. Garsek in Three Times Chai: 54 Rabbis Tell Their Favorite Stories edited by Laney Katz Becker.
The sultan hated getting haircuts because of his big secret: He had horns on top of his head! He was so afraid that people would find out that he threw every barber who cut his hair in prison. Finally, the only barber left in town was summoned to the sultan. Would he be thrown in prison like the barbers before him? Rabbi Mark Kaiserman retells the story. For a written version, see The Sultan’s Horns in “The Jewish Story Finder” by Sharon Barcan Elswit.
Since 1970, Jacobs has served the Reform Jewish community of the Deep South: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Central & Western Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle. The opportunity to live as part of a close-knit community and develop new skills, coupled with Jewish values and the development of one’s Jewish identity, result in the experience of a lifetime.
Since 1952, when URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute was founded by the Reform Movement, more than 30,000 children have passed through our gates, building lifelong friendships, exploring their Jewish identity, and having the time of their lives. OSRUI is proud of its commitment to providing campers with strong and encouraging Jewish role models.
At 6 Points Creative Arts, the program staff, campers, and site work together to create a holistic, meaningful experience for artists in a living laboratory for learning and performing. Our program focuses on the whole child, fostering personal advancement and resilience while creating an aspirational arc of growth and possibilities.
At 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy, located just outside of Boston’s science and technology corridor on the campus of the beautiful Governor’s Academy boarding school, scientific inquiry meets fun! Campers spend two weeks exploring robotics, video game design, environmental science, digital media, and a host of other fun activities in a friendly setting with campers who share similar interests.
URJ 6 Points West is the camp that curious and creative minds have been waiting for! Campers entering grades 3-10 spend 12 days on the campus of Scripps College in Claremont, CA, just east of Los Angeles, exploring their passions within two separate tracks. The Sci-Tech track offers robotics, video game design, Doctors-In-Training. The Arts track offers Visual Arts and Theater.
URJ 6 Points Sports Academy provides a unique camping experience that combines professional sports coaching and the beloved traditions of Reform Jewish camping. Campers feed their passion for sport while strengthening their identity as Jewish athletes, building self-confidence and strong connections to their peers and their Judaism.