Inclusion cultivates a warm, safe, judgment free zone. Children, who ordinarily may not be friends, embrace each other in friendship and kindness. What happens when it brings out the exclusive side? I’m better; you are weird. Can we break through that? How do bring back the judgment free zone?
Being a camp counselor this past summer was an unbelievable experience for me. This opportunity allowed me to bring my camp experience full circle as I worked with kids in the same aidot I attended as a camper.
It had been 3 years since I had set foot on Camp Young Judaea grounds as a […]
Bring a (delicious) piece of CYJ home! During camp, we had a Brazilian themed dinner for the campers and staff. Chef Johnathen’s Brazilian chicken kabobs were a hit!
Everyone at Camp Young Judaea-Texas was saddened by the devastation that the flood dropped onto our communities. We at CYJ have responded on two fronts, both within Wimberley and Houston. While camp was mostly spared, Wimberley was hit very hard.
I admit I did not grow up in Young Judaea; however, I am a Judaean. Maybe, with enough years of working for Young Judaea professionally (started in 1995 as an Assistant Regional Director), that gives me the right to say I am a Judaean.
The fine art of getting children outdoors and the genuine growth it facilitates has long been known. Aristotle said, “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
It’s pretty unbelievable, but for the third time running the World Happiness Report says that Israel is one of the happiest nations in the world–11th to be precise.
I was raised in a small but active Conservative Jewish community in a mid-sized east coast town. Although we did not live in a metropolis, our community had one each of Reform, Reconstructionist, and Chabad congregations, with a modern Orthodox shul not too far away.
Looking for something delicious for Friday night dinner? You have come to the right place! The apricot glazed chicken is something delicious, nutritious and kid friendly.