Jewish Camping and Immersive Experiences
URJ Camp Kalsman is the Union for Reform Judaism’s camp right here in Washington! Located in Arlington, WA. Camp Kalsman offers overnight programs for children grades 2-11. Camp Kalsman's 300 beautiful acres offer a great balance of education and recreation. Campers learn new skills and hone existing ones in athletic, aquatic, artistic, and nature programs. Camp Kalsman practices active Jewish education, which incorporates Judaism into many different activities. A summer at Kalsman is an unforgettable religious, cultural, recreational, and emotional experience; it is the place for a summer of fun, friendships of a lifetime, and an unparalleled Jewish experience. Camp Kalsman is the premiere Jewish camp in the Pacific Northwest. We can't wait to welcome you home this summer!
Visit http://kalsman.urjcamps.org/ for more information on sessions and programs.
URJ Kutz Camp
The recipe for Kutz is simple: just choose a Major, which you will sign up for when you are ready to register. Once you get to camp, you will be able to choose from session-long and week-long Minors and choose new Electives every day. Visit http://kutz.urjcamps.org/summer/ for more information on programs
URJ Mitzvah Corps
The network of regional Mitzvah Corps programs began in the 1960s as a way to help Jewish high school students develop a deeper understanding of social justice within the context of Reform Judaism. Now, as then, the program sensitizes teenagers to the realities and hardships of contemporary urban life, giving them a chance to make a difference and experience a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment that comes only with helping another person. Through the years, Mitzvah Corps has continued to provide challenging and rewarding growth experiences.
Mitzvah Corps connects Jewish teens with immersive social action opportunities across North America, Central America, and Israel. Alongside a group of committed peers and dedicated staff, volunteer with grassroots organizations that provide participants with unique hands-on experiences and a deeper understanding of the major issues facing their communities. Spend your summer building lifelong relationships while obtaining the skills to play an active role in making our world a better place. If you want to make a difference, Mitzvah Corps wants you! Visit http://www.mitzvahcorps.org/ for more information on locations and programs
Machon Kaplan: A Social Action Internship Experience in Washington D.C.
Machon Kaplan is an internship program for undergraduate students interested in Judaism and social justice. Based in Washington, D.C., and run through the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, it provides students with a meaningful social justice internship, the opportunity to engage in academic study related to their internships, and a community of like-minded students with whom to share their experience. Students learn, through study and action, the interrelationship of Judaism and American ideals.
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism ("the RAC") has been the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in Washington, D.C. The RAC educates and mobilizes the Reform Jewish community on legislative and social concerns, advocating on more than 70 different issues, including economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, Israel and more. The RAC's advocacy work is completely non-partisan and pursues public policies that reflect the Jewish values of social justice that form the core of our mandate.
Teen summer programs in Israel are recognized not only as spectacular opportunities for fun and friendship but as defining and transforming Jewish growth experiences as well. All those who care deeply about ensuring a vibrant Jewish future appreciate the impact of a substantive Israel program on young people.
Hike, climb, discover, and explore with new friends from across the continent. Return home with endless personal accomplishments, meaningful memories and stories you'll never forget.
Unique Integrated Travel and Learning Curriculum Designed Especially for our Teens:
- Exciting days and fully programmed evenings
- Highly qualified Reform Jewish group leaders
- The single thread that binds together the panels of your Jewish life
- A once in a lifetime chance to spend a summer in Israel with your peers
NFTY-EIE High School in Israel
This accredited semester or summer-long program for Reform Jewish high school students in grades 10 to 12 offers an unparalleled opportunity to be immersed in the richness of the land, culture, people and history of Israel, all while earning high school and college credit. EIE is an intensive academic program and is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. EIE is based on Kibbutz Tzuba, approximately fifteen minutes outside of Jerusalem. EIE students have a unique opportunity to benefit from experiential learning. Tiyulim (field trips), are taken to visit whatever they are learning about in their Jewish history class. There are also numerous week long trips throughout the semester, including a pilgrimage to Poland to study the Holocaust, a week in Gadna, a simulated Israeli army training experience, a week-long hike across the country from sea to sea in the north, and much more!
Visit http://www.nftyeie.org/ for more information