A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Pre-pandemic scenes of summer fun at Camp Ben Frankel in southern Illinois 

Second summer of COVID challenges camp directors

Eric Berger, Associate Editor January 27, 2021

Some camp directors this summer will have to decide in which cabin to put kids. Aaron Hadley, executive director of Camp Ben Frankel, has to decide where to locate an entire camp.The Jewish overnight camp typically takes place in southern Illinois. But...

Campers at Camp Havaya in the Ayanot Youth Village in central Israel participating in Saturday morning prayers, July 29, 2012.

Israeli summer camps venture into Jewish identity building

By Ben Sales, JTA July 29, 2012

AYANOT, Israel -- Raised in a small and intimate Jewish community, Gal Herman, 14, has always been active in his local Reform youth group, attending services and participating in events. So it was an easy decision to spend summer at the Reform sleepaway...

Canoers in the Tikvah program at Camp Ramah in Palmer, Mass., which accommodates youngsters with special needs.

Blind camper’s case points up Jewish camps’ struggle to meet special needs

By Debra Rubin, JTA July 24, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Solomon Krishef was thrilled to learn that this summer he could go to his Jewish sleepaway camp for eight weeks -- twice as long as the previous four summers.  It was not to be for the Michigan teenager.  Ultimately the blind almost 16-year-old...

Network to connect Ramah alumni

JTA January 17, 2012

The Ramah camping movement has established a network to connect its thousands of alumni. The Reshet Ramah initiative, which was announced Tuesday by The National Ramah Commission of The Jewish Theological Seminary, is being funded by $1.8 million in grants...

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