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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.

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Sun
Apr
20
JCC Grossman Camp Open Houses/Tours
2:00PM - 4:00PM

JCC Grossman Camp Open Houses/Tours

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Dover, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration not required.
Open houses for JCC Grossman Camp will be held on Sunday, March 16 and Sunday, April 20 at camp (294 Powissett Street) in Dover from 2-4pm. Meet the camp director... Read More
Tue
Apr
22
New Additions, Second Time Moms Group at the JCC
9:45AM - 11:15AM

New Additions, Second Time Moms Group at the JCC

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Newton, MA
Cost: $145.00 - Registration is required.
JCC member cost $130
Second time moms with babies ages 2 weeks – 6 months can enjoy some precious one on one time with their new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of... Read More
Wed
Apr
23
JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program
9:00AM - 4:00PM

JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Newton, MA
Cost: $335.00 - Registration is required.
JCC member cost $275, early bird 3 day pricing before April 7 $305/245
From sports and swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333... Read More
Thu
Apr
24
JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program
9:00AM - 4:00PM

JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Newton, MA
Cost: $335.00 - Registration is required.
JCC member cost $275, early bird 3 day pricing before April 7 $305/245
From sports and swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333... Read More
Thu
Apr
24
Documentary Film Screening  The Ritchie Boys
1:00PM - 4:00PM

Documentary Film Screening The Ritchie Boys

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Brookline, MA
Cost: $5.00 - Registration is required.
Chased out of Germany by the Nazis, a small group of German Jewish intellectuals exacted the perfect revenge – returning to Europe as U.S. soldiers to defeat the enemy. These... Read More
Fri
Apr
25
JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program
9:00AM - 4:00PM

JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Newton, MA
Cost: $335.00 - Registration is required.
JCC member cost $275, early bird 3 day pricing before April 7 $305/245
From sports and swimming to arts, dance, cooking and rock climbing, kids have their choice of activities at the JCC Kid's Choice April School Vacation Program. Held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333... Read More
Fri
Apr
25
PJ Library Topsy Turvy Pajama Shabbat
5:30PM - 7:00PM

PJ Library Topsy Turvy Pajama Shabbat

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Natick, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
For families with children ages 0-5 yrs Friday, April 255:30-7pmWhitney Place Community Room3 Vision Drive, Natick  No charge: Please bring a new pair of pajamas to donate to the Pajama Program... Read More
Sun
Apr
27
Schlindler's List 20th Anniversary Screening
6:30PM - 9:00PM

Schlindler's List 20th Anniversary Screening

Temple Beth Avodah
Newton, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
Schindler's List was first screened in Boston 20 years ago. Come again to see this truly great Academy Award-winning film's twentieth anniversary showing hosted by Temple Beth Avodah at the... Read More
Listed in: Film | College | Jewish Culture | Adults
Fri
May
02
Tot Shabbat in Sharon
5:30PM - 7:00PM

Tot Shabbat in Sharon

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Sharon, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
The JCCs of Greater Boston is hosting Tot Shabbat with PJ Library® at Temple Israel (125 Pond Street) in Sharon on Friday, May 2 from 5:30-7pm. Join other families with... Read More
Fri
May
02
Swizzle n Sizzle Shabbat in Natick
7:00PM - 9:00PM

Swizzle n Sizzle Shabbat in Natick

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
Natick, MA
Cost: FREE - Registration is required.
JCC’s Interfaith Connections presents Swizzle ‘n Sizzle at the Met Bar & Grill (1245 Worcester Street) in Natick on Friday, May 2 from 7-9pm. Shabbat is meant to be different... Read More
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Introducing BunkConnect

Introducing BunkConnect

The Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) has launched BunkConnectTM, a new program that matches eligible families with high-quality nonprofit Jewish summer camps at a more... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
Step It Up

Summer Basketball Experience of a Lifetime

Welcome to Step It Up Basketball!Step It Up is a sleepaway summer basketball camp for boys specializing in encouraging core basketball skills, mental strength, persistence,... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
Snow? Wish Robots could shovel? Robots Change Lives, So Does Camp. Science, Technology and Judaism: All in one camp!

Snow? Wish Robots could shovel? Robots Change Lives, So Does Camp. Science, Technology and Judaism: All in one camp!

  By Greg Kellner, Director, URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy I know I’ve imagined a robot clearing our driveway. Have you? Robots are no longer... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
Camp Yavneh

Camp Yavneh Gala Focuses on 70 Years of Summer Successes

    “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah,” Allan Sherman’s classic song making fun of Jewish sleep-away camps, isn’t true of today’s camps, if it ever was. ... Read More
Posted in: Community News
One Not-So-Happy Camper, Three Grateful Moms

One Not-So-Happy Camper, Three Grateful Moms

By Claire Ginn Winthrop I was not the happiest camper on earth, but it’s probably better to start by describing the kind of kid I... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
Israel, Friendship and Inclusion, Tikvah's Israel Trip - Camp Ramah New England

Israel, Friendship and Inclusion, Tikvah's Israel Trip - Camp Ramah New England

Israel, Friendship, and Inclusion: Camp Ramah New England’s Tikvah Israel TripBy Tali Cohenwww.campramahne.org Last month, the Tikvah program for campers with disabilities at Camp Ramah... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
Camp Tel Noar: Choose Your Own Adventure

Camp Tel Noar: Choose Your Own Adventure

By Becca GoldmanCamp Tel Noar Camp is where I got my first bullseye, got up on water skis for the first time and made my... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
Robots Change Lives, So Does Camp

Robots Change Lives, So Does Camp

By Greg Kellner, Director, URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech AcademyRecently a 4-year old girl received a present that would change her life forever… a hand. Harmony... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
One of My Best Days at Camp, Ever

One of My Best Days at Camp, Ever

By Laura GurvisSenior Assistant DirectorUnion for Reform JudaismEisner and Crane Lake Camps I have spent 13 summers at Eisner Camp. That’s approximately 650 days. Most... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
Join us for a Tevya Campfire; Feel the Spirit of Tevya

Join us for a Tevya Campfire; Feel the Spirit of Tevya

By Mindee MeltzerDirector As I sit in front of my fireplace on this cold winter night, I get lost in the dancing flames. My eyes... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
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Camp Avoda

Camp Avoda

-Brotherhood -Leadership -Spirit -Tradition Non-profit resident camp for Jewish boys aged 7-15 in Middleboro, MA. Program includes sports, swimming and boating, arts, Judaica, ropes course and climbing wall, field trips,... Read More
Listed in: Camps
Camp JORI

Camp JORI

Camp JORI is an independent, kosher camp in southern Rhode Island. Since 1937, campers have enjoyed a safe, nurturing place for a summer of fun. They learn sports skills, perform... Read More
Listed in: Camps
Camp Pembroke, a Cohen Camp for GIRLS

Camp Pembroke, a Cohen Camp for GIRLS

The only all-girls, trans-denominational Jewish camp in New England, Camp Pembroke is a unique sisterhood and spirited community. Located near Cape Cod, Pembroke offers a classic summer of fun, sun,... Read More
Camp Ramah in New England

Camp Ramah in New England

Camp Ramah in New England, located in Palmer, Mass., offers great sports, creative arts, exciting outdoor adventures, and expert instruction in a whole range of electives and just plain off-the-wall... Read More
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Camp Tel Noar, a NUT-FREE Cohen Camp

Camp Tel Noar, a NUT-FREE Cohen Camp

Spirited and NUT-FREE, Camp Tel Noar offers a summer of fun, forever friends and confidence, all infused with Jewish living and values. We invite your child to join Camp Tel... Read More
Camp Tevya

Camp Tevya

Welcome to Camp Tevya, a spirited Jewish overnight camp! We are a co-ed, enthusiastic community that celebrates fun, self-confidence and “forever friends,” and one of three camps in the Cohen... Read More
Camp Yavneh

Camp Yavneh

Camp Yavneh is a co-ed, pluralistic overnight camp located on a beautiful lake in southern New Hampshire. Campers enjoy traditional camp activities immersed in the rhythms of Jewish living and... Read More
Camp Young Judaea

Camp Young Judaea

Fantastic and memorable overnight kosher camp for kids from a variety of Jewish backgrounds ages 8-15. New pool, beautiful lake, great facilities, caring staff. Check us out at www.cyj.org!
Listed in: Camps
Striar Hebrew Academy

Striar Hebrew Academy

Striar Hebrew Academy (SHAS) is a coeducational, Modern Orthodox day school in South-area Boston, serving students toddler-age through Grade 6. Striar Hebrew Academy is a unified Jewish day school on... Read More
Temple Beth Avodah

Temple Beth Avodah

Led by Rabbi Keith Stern, Temple Beth Avodah is a Reform Jewish Synagogue tucked away in a beautiful woodsy corner of Newton, Massachusetts. Founded in 1963, we are pleased to... Read More