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Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation -- Jewish Summer Camps: Our Precious Resource

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Publication Date: January 2002

Publisher(s): Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): Ramie Arian; Amy L. Sales; Leonard Saxe

Series: Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation, Eli Valley (ed), vol.4, no.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Israel attachment; Youth Engagement; Identity Formation; Jewish Continuity

Type: Other


This issue of Contact focuses on Jewish Summer Camps. Dr. Gary A.Tobin discusses the future of Jewish camping. Doron Krakow discusses the history of how Jewish camps have taught Zionism and love for Israel. Amy L. Sales and Leonard Saxe examine the role of counselors at camp and the impact of the summer experience on their own development, basing their findings on a multi-year study of Jewish summer camping. Author Anita Diamant and her daughter Emilia Diamant discuss the power of Jewish camps. Also included are articles by Rabbi Ramie Arian, Elisa Spungen Bildner, Rabbi Abraham Wahrhaftig, Rabbi Jeffrey Eisenstat, and Jordan Dale.