Camp Newman Summer

Posted on Jul 1, 2017 in Rabbi's Messages

On Monday, July 3, I’ll be driving up to Camp Newman for my third summer. For the past few years, we have been sending our youth to the Union for Reform Judaism’s California Jewish overnight camp.  I have seen first hand, the joy our kids have in making new friends, developing leadership skills, and deepening their Jewish identities.  The activities are varied and include
prayer, sessions on Judaism, sports, crafts, swimming, and creative group programming.

This year, we have ten youth attending from our synagogue. They are: Shane Prunty, Jessa Kleinman, Dani Kleinman, Lily Perlman, Elizabeth Halbriech, Ari Fitzer, Kai Fitzer, Evan Greenberg,
Sean Greenberg, and Miles Greenberg.

Camp Newman prides itself on the Jewish values of Tikkun Olam – bettering our world, Tikkun Middot – bettering ourselves, Gimilut Chasadim – acts of loving kindness, Betzelem Elohim – all humans are created in a divine image, Talmud Torah – love of learning for learning’s sake, and Ahavat Israel – love of Israel. “These timeless, universal values form the backbone of every program we plan, anchoring each event in our Jewish tradition. It’s just one way we make Judaism relevant, accessible and meaningful today.”

Thank you to our Temple Beth David Foundation and angels for helping to send our kids to camp.