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With cookie boxes in hand, these young attendees of last year’s Cookie N’ Dreams event look pretty happy.

Cookies N’ Dreams

Camp Mak-A-Dream fundraiser marks 20 years. Karen Schwartz Contributing Writer Above: With cookie boxes in hand, these young attendees of last year’s Cookie N’ Dreams event look pretty happy. Kate Michaels, 12, spent a special week this summer at Camp Mak-A-Dream in Montana. There were horses to ride, a climbing wall, art, bonfires — and the…

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illustration of kids at camp with a counselor in the background near a bed opening a drawer. The kids hold up shirts to show what they're wearing that day. One child is in a wheel chair and the other two stand by her side.

Grant Will Aid Jewish Campers

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation recently made a $12 million grant to the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) that will support a new initiative to increase accessibility for campers and staff with disabilities at Jewish summer day and overnight camps. According to a 2013 Foundation for Jewish Camp survey, camp professionals highlighted two areas,…

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Rabbi Simone Schicker signing her contract with Joan Hawxhurst, immediate past president of Temple B’nai Israel

Kalamazoo’s Temple B’nai Israel Welcomes New Rabbi

Continuing growth in membership at Kalamazoo’s Reform Jewish congregation has allowed it to hire its second consecutive full-time rabbi, following a period of part-time leadership from 1969-2014. On July 1, Rabbi Simone Schicker began her tenure as the religious leader of Temple B’nai Israel, Kalamazoo’s Reform Jewish congregation. She takes over the position from Rabbi…

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Summer in the City turns 17 in Detroit. 17th summer. SITC. Summers in the City. Detroit

Jewfro: Reflecting On 17 Summers In The City (SITC)

The winter I turned 17, I donated blood for the first time. For that first pint and the 40 since, I’ve overcome my anxiety based on both giving of myself and taking of cookies and apple juice. This year, Summer in the City turned 17, and I found myself in a similarly sanguine and sweet scenario.…

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Essay: What Summer Camp Photos Don’t Show You

Sarah Cooper Of course, I check them every day. Doesn’t everyone? Each day, my 10-year-old’s summer camp website posts several hundred photos of activities. Pool play, maccabiah games, horseback riding. The images are glorious. They show 8-year-olds dressed in white, 11-year-olds covered in sand: childhood at its most beautiful. My 7-year-old and I scroll through,…

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Tamarack, 1978: Campers Joe Lash, Joel Topf, Andrew Edelson and David Blau.

In Their DNA

Tamarack family legacy began in 1920s and is going strong. Since the 1920s, a member of the Lash family has either been a camper, counselor or staff member at Tamarack Camps. So, if the great-great-grandchildren of Masha and Joe Simkovitz want to literally walk in their ancestors’ footsteps, all they have to do is take…

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A Peaceful Shelter

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Rob Streit JN Intern Jewish camps proactively serve the mental health needs of young people. Summer camp is a rite of passage for most Jewish youths. The formative experiences camp affords young adults often carry over into real-world application, such as teamwork and the ability to adapt.…

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Feeding Those In Need

Rob Streit JN Intern West Bloomfield boy raises nearly $20,000 for Forgotten Harvest. Most bar and bat mitzvah youth are rewarded after a long journey of study with a large celebration. Lavish dinners, banquet halls filled with friends, family and well-wishers are the norm. Guests typically choose to show their affection for the bar or…

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Participants had fun during Passover at The Well’s Escape From Egypt room.

A Pioneering Organization

The Well named among top 50 innovative Jewish organizations. The Well was named one of North America’s top 50 innovative Jewish organizations in the 13th annual Slingshot Guide for the second year in a row. It’s the only Michigan-based organization included. Being listed in the Guide is often an important step for selected organizations to attain…

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At night around the camp fire, staff and campers check in and discuss weekly goals.

Wilderness Therapy

Sponsored by our community partners Pain Free Life Centers Photos courtesy of BaMidbar Wildnerness Therapy Detroiter helps shape Colorado camp for young Jews struggling with mental health issues. Growing up in a Lubavitch home in Oak Park that was open to all Jews but closed to secular values, Hindy Finman reached adolescence in a happy bubble.…

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