Israeli Staff in American Jewish Summer Camps- The view of the camp director
Publication Date: January 2003
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Informal Jewish education; Camp
Coverage: United States
This research report describes three strategies that directors of American Jewish summer camps adopt vis-à-vis the Israeli staff who work in their camps. Each strategy comes with a distinct set of practices with both practical and ideological implications. Practically speaking, each strategy involves basic issues such as where a person eats, sleeps, socializes and works. Ideologically speaking each strategy represents a distinct understanding of the relationship between Israeli and American Jews, as it comes to expression in the life of the summer camp.