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The heritage of academic summer season camps in American Reform Judaism. Reform Judaism isn't the in simple terms non secular neighborhood in the USA to make the summer season camp event an essential component of a religion community's attempt to impart its values and ideology to its teens, yet probably no crew relied extra on summer season camp as an accessory to domestic and neighborhood for this goal. summer time camp grew to become an immense a part of Reform staff identification, a bulwark opposed to the charm of assimilation into the higher society and mere nominal Judaism.

These essays, which commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the 1st Reform Jewish academic camp within the usa (Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute [OSRUI], in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin) hide quite a lot of themes concerning either the Reform Judaism flow and the improvement of the Reform Jewish camping out method within the usa. Donald M. Splansky’s bankruptcy on “Prayer at Reform Jewish Camps” records alterations in prayer providers that happened either at OSRUI and within the Reform flow as a rule; Michael Zeldin’s “Making the Magic in Reform Jewish summer time Camps” describes the tutorial philosophies hired at many camps and analyzes their effectiveness; and Jonathan D. Sarna’s “The an important Decade in Jewish camping out” explains how social, political, and cultural stipulations cleared the path for the Reform camping out movement.

Contributors: Judah M. Cohen, Rabbi Hillel Gamoran, Michael M. Lorge, Jonathan D. Sarna, Rabbi Donald M. Splansky, Michael Zeldin, Gary P. Zola

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