Jonathan Krasner

Joseph Reimer

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The Power of Jewish Camps: A Research Conference

November 17 – 18, 2019
Brandeis University

Power of Jewish Camp

What makes Jewish residential camps such powerful educators of their campers and young staff?
At this, the 100th anniversary of the creation of Jewish educational camping, let's step back and reflect on what we know from the research on the power of these camps and what we can anticipate about their future directions.
The Power of Jewish Camps: A Research Conference will bring together researchers and practitioners to focus on three key elements of Jewish camp life

  • celebrating Shabbat
  • using Hebrew language
  • building connections to Israel
  • raising voice in song

to explore how Jewish camps can learn from the past and imagine new educational possibilities.

Special thanks to the Journal of Jewish Education and the AVI CHAI Foundation.