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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

The Lighter Side: Q&A with Beth Kodner, director of Camp Emeth

The Lighter Side: Q&A with Beth Kodner, director of Camp Emeth

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief August 23, 2021

Q&A with Beth Kodner, director of Camp Emeth at Congregation Shaare Emeth How long have you worked in the Jewish community?   I was a camp counselor at Shaare Emeth when I was in high school and college and then returned in 2009...

St. Louis area camper stable after lightning strike

Bob Cohn and Larry Levin © 2013, St. Louis Jewish Light June 30, 2013

The body of an electronic letter received today by the St. Louis Jewish Light indicated the identity of a St. Louis-area child injured by a lightning strike at the Union for Reform Judaism Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI), a summer camp located in...

Laura K. Silver

Camp — Ok

By Laura K. Silver June 15, 2012

Our eight year olds left for overnight camp earlier this week. This is their first time going away and it’s an adjustment for all of us. Since their departure, my husband and I have been asked countless times, “Are you sad? Are you okay? Are you surviving?”...

Foundation for Jewish Camp announces grant cycle for new specialty camps

JTA March 15, 2012

NEW YORK -- The Foundation for Jewish Camp announced a new grant cycle to fund the creation of four new specialty Jewish overnight camps.  The "Specialty Camps Incubator II" funding cycle represents the second stage of an $8.6 million grant jointly funded...

Campers at Camp Ramah in Nyack, N.Y. get ready to cool down in
the lake during a hot summer day.

Thanks to financial aid, Jewish summer camp enrollments rise, despite economy

By Dan Klein, JTA February 17, 2012

NEW YORK-Bills or bug juice? With the economic recovery still struggling to take hold, many American Jewish families are finding they face a difficult question as deadlines for summer camp enrollment approach: Can they both pay their bills and send their...

Chabad offers drawing for free week of camp

February 15, 2012

Camp Gan Israel is giving away a free week of summer camp to three campers, selected at random from parents who register online at www.cgistl.com.The camp is offered by Chabad of Chesterfield and runs for five weeks, from June 25 to July 27 at Parkway...

United Hebrew plans Jewish Overnight Camp Fair

February 8, 2012

United Hebrew Congregation invites the community to attend the Jewish Overnight Camp Fair on Sunday, Feb. 12. Families interested in learning more about 2012 Jewish summer camp opportunities for children age 7 to 18 years will be able to meet with a variety...

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