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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...

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?”...

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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