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Milly Arbib’s prayer minyan is growing. These days, Sabbath services can see a crowd of up to 100 when there’s a Bar Mitzvah. And it all takes place at her summer home outside of Rome, Italy.
CKids Gan Israel brings together 60 boys from diverse backgrounds
It’s evening at CKids Gan Israel in Lakeworth, Fla., and the sound of children singing songs of Jewish pride can be heard throughout its sprawling campgrounds. There, on a glistening lakefront set among the expanses of nature, 60 Jewish boys from diverse ...
1,000 kids combine summer study and sports in an outdoors environment
For nearly four months, the Bell family was shuttered inside their small apartment in Brooklyn, N.Y. The mother, Faigy Bell, had been so sick with COVID-19 that she spent nearly a week in the hospital and five full weeks just lying in bed as her body batt...
The Rebbe in focus as a visit to Camp HASC coincides with Gimmel Tammuz
The chief rabbi of Russia, Rabbi Berel Lazar, took time out of his visit to the United States earlier this week to visit a Jewish summer camp for individuals with special needs, and physical or intellectual disabilities. The visit came as the chief rabbi ...
More than 1,200 children are involved in a program now in its 35th year
JERUSALEM—Summer is in high gear, with a million things for kids to do: people to see, day and overnight camps to attend, sleepovers with friends, family trips and just being able run out to the nearest neighborhood playground to do what kids do best. But...
In big cities and small towns, Chabad day camps offer programs for every age group and Jewish background
The fifth in a series of articles on Chabad-Lubavitch summer camps. RA’ANANA, ISRAEL—Driving down the tree-lined Rashi Street in this upscale suburb of Tel Aviv, before turning onto Rav Yitzhak Nissim Street one will find a well-kept neighborhood with peo...
On the field and off, Kenny Myers focuses on kids and core values
The fourth in a series of articles on Chabad-Lubavitch summer camps. For 17 summers now, the energetic and affable Kenny Myers has coached at the Chabad-run Camp Gan Israel in Collegeville, Pa., where he is now the sports director. During the rest of the ...
Valuable insight gained from other camp directors’ experiences and know-how
As so often happened when the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, addressed a “problem,” he advised that the particular challenge of summer vacation offered a unique opportunity.
Shaping programs to conform to local circumstances amid coronavirus uncertainty
With less than two months until the start of summer, camp directors and parents alike are trying to figure out what programs will look like in the era of the coronavirus, stay-at-home orders and social distancing. “As much as I want camp to be there, ther...
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