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Color Wars to College Tours: Unexpected Benefits of Jewish Overnight Camp

by Sheryl Hirsch, CJP Staff

Eight years ago, when we toured Jewish overnight camps with our daughter, Amanda, we were excited about the adventures, friendships, and connection to Jewish life that awaited her. When she began her first session the following summer at Camp Tevya in Brookline…

Students Gain Professional Experience with Boston Onward Israel

by Matt Hoffman, Program Coordinator, Israel Campus Roundtable

Almost all of us know someone who's participated on Birthright Israel. Floating in the Dead Sea, hiking Masada, exploring Jerusalem's vibrancy—we know the drill. But how many of the young people we know have returned to th…

#IsraelTyme with Julian Edelman: A Trip with CJP Young Adults

By Dan Seligson, CJP Staff, Israel Advocacy

It’s not often – okay, maybe never – that you get to see an incredible place with a professional athlete. Even rarer that the athlete is actually a really nice guy who just happened to CATCH A GAME-WINNING PASS IN A SUPER BOWL SENDING THE …

Inclusion Benefits Everyone at Temple Beth Elohim

When Jody Robie attended her first Inclusion Committee meeting at Temple Beth Elohim (TBE), she expected to see the faces of other parents whose children, like her daughter Jordan, have special needs. Instead, she says she was surprised by “the diversity of our group, with folks coming fro…

Ready, Set, Go to Camp! 5 Tips for Exploring Jewish Overnight Camp

By Claire Winthrop, Consultant, CJP Jewish Overnight Camping

Sometimes the life of a parent feels like a race, shuttling from activity to game to performance to lesson with very few minutes to spare. We move forward without much thought or spend a lot of time worrying about our children…