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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

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...

‘One Happy Camper’ offers grants for St. Louis families

February 22, 2012

Following a successful first year, Jewish Federation of St. Louis has renewed "One Happy Camper," a partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC). The program offers the unique gift of $1,000 to 100 St. Louis Jewish youth in grades 1 through 12...

Israel education camping initiative launched

JTA February 16, 2012

A new Israel education camping initiative will net $3.6 million for independent Jewish camps. The Larry and Lillian Goodman Foundations has awarded a four-year, $2.3 million matching grant to the iCenter and the Foundation for Jewish Camp to establish...

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...

Josh Mannis, right (blue shirt, holding guitar), chose to
volunteer at Camp Rainbow, a sleepover camp for children with
cancer, for his mitzvah project. Mannis collected donations of new
or gently used musical instruments for the campers.

Josh Mannis: Congregation Shaare Emeth

November 30, 2011

Josh knows that music is good for the soul. Therefore, he wanted to share his love of music with the kids at Camp Rainbow, a sleepover camp for children with cancer, by collecting and donating new or gently used musical instruments. "I wanted to be able...

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