Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Summer Time and the Choices are Many


By now many of you have decided what your child(ren) is doing this summer.  But in case you're on the fence, please consider several choices of Jewish camping, social activism, and academic programs.

Did you know...

The URJ (Union of Reform Judaism) runs 16 summer camps?  Everything from your regular old sleep-away to sports academies, science academies and much more.

Check it out.

Did you know...

Right here in Vermont there is an Eco-Jewish Education and Mentoring program called Roots & Trails?  This is a camp for girls, women, and all who identify as female. This hiking adventure and runs programs all year long for multi-age groups. There is also a summer program.  Check it out.

Did you know...

The URJ runs a Mitzvah Corps each summer where social activist-minded teens can participate in many community-based programs to enhance social justice and racial justice.  One of our teens, Rachel Rovner, recently spoke at services about her experience this past summer. One of our Religious School teachers, Holly Issenberg, participated several summers ago. If you'd like more information for your teen, let me know. Check it out.

Did you know...

Brandeis University runs a summer program for teens, the Brandeis Genesis program?

Connect with motivated students from around the globe and learn with professionals in their fields for a life changing summer of intensive study, experiential learning and vibrant Jewish community.

Courses at Genesis are unlike any high school classroom learning experience.  The courses examine areas of knowledge that begin with an academic discipline as seen through a uniquely Jewish lens.  Our faculty lead you through complex, compelling topics that encourage critical thinking and challenge assumptions. Jewish texts, traditions and perspectives infuse your study of subjects ranging from gender to technology to world religions and cultures. This year Genesis will offer:

Shape what and how you learn. Explore new perspectives, develop and strengthen your voice, pursue your interests within a dynamic community, and discover how Judaism informs the way you see and approach every part of your world.

Check it out and watch the video.

There are so many wonderful programs for your children.  See which one is right for them.