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

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...

Parents find new benefit to Jewish camp: Freedom from themselves

By Jason Miller, JTA March 19, 2012

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- When she took the stage recently before an audience of 400 Jewish camping enthusiasts, Lenore Skenazy wasted no time in addressing why she is known as “America’s Worst Mom.” The author of a 2008 column in The New York Times...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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