October 31, 2014 / 7th of Chesvan, 5775
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Summer Camp

Jewish camping creates Jewish lives. Studies show that children who attend Jewish overnight camp have higher rates of in-marriage, synagogue affiliation, ritual activity and connection to Israel.

Jewish camp builds Jewish identity. According to a study by the Foundation for Jewish Camp, campers grow up to be adults who are:

  • 21% more likely to feel that being Jewish is very important
  • 37% more likely to light candles regularly for Shabbat
  • 10% more likely to marry a Jewish partner
  • 55% more likely to feel very emotionally attached to Israel

It's hard to pinpoint exactly why the Jewish overnight camping experience has such a profound effect. Somehow, while gazing across a crystalline lake in the silence of the dawn or building a smoky fire that sparks conversation late into the night, something magical happens. Friendships with the strength to last a lifetime are born. The quest for knowledge about Judaism begins.

Jewish summer camp offers everything you'd expect from a great summer experience—sports, music, nature exploration—all within a supportive community that builds strong Jewish identities and lifelong friendships.

  • Sunday, November 9
    7:00pm – 9:00pm
    Home of Cheryl and Marc Stober, Newton map
    Camp Yavneh Open House Summer is still far away, but registration for 2015 has already begun! We invite you to learn more about Yavneh and why so many kids love it so much. Important questions will be answered: is your child ready for sleep away camp and is Yavneh the right fit for your family?... Read More
  • Tuesday, November 11
    9:00am – 3:00pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    • $100.00 Cost
    • $85.00 JCC member cost
    A Veterans Day school vacation basketball clinic for children in grades K-5 will be held on Tuesday, November 11 from 9am-3pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Children will develop dribbling, passing and shooting skills and will engage in games with... Read More
  • Sunday, November 16
    2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    FREE
    JCC Grossman Camp will hold an open house on Sunday, November 16 at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton from 2-4pm. Meet the camp director and staff and learn how JCC Grossman Camp is a place to be active, a place to make friends and a place for building skills and community.... Read More
  • Sunday, November 16
    2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    FREE
    JCC Camp Kingswood, the JCC overnight camp, will hold an open house on Sunday, November 16 at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton from 2-4pm. Meet the camp director and staff and learn how JCC Camp Kingswood is a place to be active, a place to make lifelong friends and a... Read More
  • Sunday, November 16
    2:00pm – 3:00pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    FREE
    JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp will hold an open house on Sunday, November 16 at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton from 2-4pm. Meet the camp director and staff and learn how JCC Kaleidoscope Camp is a place to have fun, a place to make friends and a place to... Read More