Posts Tagged ‘Tamarack Camps’

Randy Childs sifts through the ashes of his yurt on the grounds of Camp JCA Shalom in Malibu, one of three Jewish camps there destroyed by the Woolsey blaze.

From the Ashes

Former Tamarack outdoors pioneer lost all in California wildfire. Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer Photos by Matthew Childs If you went to Tamarack in the mid-1970s or ’80s and participated in pioneer skills, the ropes courses or a nature center program, you met Randy Childs. You may not remember his name or even recognize his face…

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Dr. Jeffrey Michaelson withdraws fat cells from a patient.

Regenerative Answers?

The pros and cons of easing joint damage with injections of your own fat. Joyce Wiswell Contributing Writer At 75, Judith Jacobson has no interest in slowing down. So, when knee pain threatened to curtail her active schedule, she took action by trying a relatively new orthopedic procedure called Lipogems, which uses her own body…

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The spirit of Israel is alive during this dance session.

Faces & Places – Tamarack Israel Day & Kadima Howard Mini Golf

Tamarack Camps’ Israel Day-Maccabiah Games Weekend This year, in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, Tamarack Camps’ year-round staff, supervisors and summer counselors led an extended Israel Day-Maccabiah Games weekend for three days instead of the usually one. Each camper was assigned one of four colors, each representing four holy cities in Israel: Jerusalem, Tzfat, Hebron…

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Sunset on Farber Farm at Camp Maas in Ortonville.

Got Chickens? Tamarack Camps – Farber Farm

Welcome to Farber Farm, celebrating Jewish roots and inspiring kids to eat more veggies at Tamarack Camps Do you believe in miracles? Come, plant the seeds of change in the landscape of Camp Maas and watch it grow in 23 acres earmarked for development in the new Farber Farm … A first of its kind…

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Emily Stillman

Jewish@edu- When I Say I’m From Here

Emily Stillman Special to the Jewish News PHOTOS BY: John Hardwick Federation’s JOIN Intern Emily Stillman reflects on her eye-opening internship with a renewed appreciation of home. Like many college students’ thoughts, summer break crossed my mind as I trudged through the snowy sidewalks of Ann Arbor last winter. In the depths of December, I…

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Dr. Andrea Nakisher uses an iTero scanner that is moved over the teeth to take fast, accurate digital impressions for Invisalign braces.

A Bite Of The Future

Orthodontists talk of technological advances and braces. We’re not there yet, but in the not-too-distant future it may be as common to see a 3D printer churning out retainers in an orthodontist’s office as it is to see a spit sink today. Technology is constantly advancing in the science and art of straightening teeth and…

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religious liberty, religious freedom, a boy and his tallit and tefilin.

Commentary: Religious Liberty – It’s Not Only For Christians

In mere moments — in a speech given at the Department of Justice’s Religious Liberty Summit in Washington, D.C. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions doubled down on the Trump administration’s commitment to religious liberty. On July 30, Sessions made an announcement that would further electrify right-wing evangelicals in this country — the creation of a…

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Rachel Devries of NEXTGen Connect

Getting To Work

Becky Hurvitz – Special to the Jewish News NEXTGen Connect welcomes Rachel Devries. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Such was the case with the inception of NEXTGen Connect, a partnership program between Federation’s NEXTGen Detroit and JVS, which helps young adult job seekers in Metro Detroit. From a grassroots effort spearheaded by a…

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Descendants of the seven Robbins siblings from the Ukrainian shtetl of Dinovitz gathered recently for a family reunion.

Common Bonds – Robinson Family Reunion

Robinson family descendants gather to share facts, lore and memories. For a perfect family reunion, just add rain. A wet early June weekend spent at Tamarack Camps’ Butzel Retreat Center in Ortonville provided the perfect backdrop for 50 descendants of “Kalman the Red” Rabinowitz (Robinson), ranging in age from 4 to 82, to stay inside,…

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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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