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As things heat up here I will be returning to more regular blog posts so long as I am near an internet connection which is not something I take for granted out here: Greetings from Denver: I finally had a chance this week to get out into the Rocky Mountains! On Sunday I left the Continue Reading »
This weeks blog posting is VERY short. I am sure I am not the only one who gets odd looks when I say I involved in creating a Jewish camp focusing on outdoor adventure. People sometimes think I am crazy when I tell them that our camp will be have a primitive base camp, and Continue Reading »
I returned yesterday from another Foundation for Jewish Camp conference in NJ. I have to say, that these conferences are actually pretty interesting. For the most part, the sessions are useful and informative. For example, this past week we spent a day learning about recruiting and marketing. We also spent a day learning about presentation Continue Reading »
Last week an educator asked me to collect my ten favorite texts about the enviroment. I could have written way more than ten, but kept to that number. Below are the ones I have come up with. Feel free to comment on them and perhaps add your own favorite.
People are often surprised when I tell them that I never went to Jewish camp as a child. As a student at an Orthodox Day School and growing up in an observant family, my parents wanted me to get other experiences during the summers, and so I spent four summers in Boy Scout camp. For Continue Reading »
Greetings from Boulder Colorado! I am sitting here at my friendâ€™s house, in Boulder watching the snow come down. So far there are about 6 inches. Ordinarily not such a big deal, except that I came out to Colorado with no boots(!!) and I have a tiny car that will probably act more sled than Continue Reading »
Today is my first day back in NYC after a few days down in Atlantic City at the ACA Tri State (American Camping Association) conference. Tri-State is the biggest camping conference in the world and happens annually in March. Technically Tri State is meant for camp professionals in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, in Continue Reading »
Today is the Ides of March, and it seems like only yesterday that I wrote my last real blog. Of course it was more like six weeks ago that we stopped servicing our original website in favor of building a new one. For the past five days we have had a small group of people Continue Reading »
It is erev Shababt here in NYC and I somehow the blog post I have been meaning to write all week has not written itself. So here I am preparing for another relaxing Shabbat, and wanted to share some thoughts about I read last Shabbat. I recently bought a copy of the book titled A Continue Reading »
As part of the FJC incubator process, I have had a chance to deliberately articulate what I believe are the ROA core religious values. I have done more extensive processing of how to measure each value and how to design programs that reinforce these values, but I thought that for right now I would just Continue Reading »