BJ Goes to Camp

Every summer BJ is proud to send a number of kids to a variety of different Jewish summer camps.

From day camps to sleepaway camps and outdoor adventures to the traditional summer camp experience, camp has something to offer everyone.

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See below for just a sample of the different Jewish summer camps that BJ members attend. Be in touch with Ayala Wasser to find a camp that is right for your family.

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Camp Eisner
Camp Crane Lake
Kutz Camp

Ramah:
Ramah Outdoor Adventures
Ramah in the Berkshires
Ramah Nyack

Young Judea:
Camp Tel Yehuda

Habonim Dror:
Camp Galil


Words from BJ campers:

camp6“Camp helped shape me into the Jewish person I am today. It taught me how learning about Judaism and the Torah isn’t only fun, but also relevant to my life.”

“Camp is the best thing that’s ever happened to me, and it holds the biggest place in my heart. My summers of indescribable experiences and eternal friendships have enabled me to find my home and meet my family. Thanks to camp, my connection to God as well as my love for Judaism and Israel only continue to grow”.

 

 

 

“Shabbat at camp is the most special experience anyone could witness. You are with your best friends, singing at the top of your lungs, surrounded by 500 other people sharing the same experience as you. Everyone loves being together and being Jewish together. It feels like nothing in that moment can go wrong, like you are on top of the world”camp3

“Camp instilled in me a passion for Judaism–I’m inspired, I take pride in my Jewish identity and I’m an active Israel advocate in my community. That wouldn’t have been possible without camp”.

 

 

 

BJ Goes to Camp Events

Family Purim Shabbat Dinner

Friday, March 10 | 5:30 PM | 88th Street Sanctuary

 Join us for a Purim-themed Shabbat dinner full of costumes, laughter, and ruach!  Enjoy a delicious Shabbat meal and connect with old and new friends from your BJ family. We will begin together with Kabbalat Shabbat in the sanctuary and will head down to Frankel Hall after Lecha Dodi (around 7:15 PM). Children are encouraged to wear their Purim costumes. We are extending a special invitation to our BJHS Gimmel and Dalet families to join us at no additional cost. Register by Wednesday, March 8.

Purim Carnival

Purim

Sunday, March 12 | 12:30-2:30PM | 88th Street Sanctuary
Celebrate Purim with the entire BJ community! This carnival will be complete with games, crafts, and an amazing bounce house! Enjoy mishloach manot and observe the mitzvah of matanot l’evyonim (gifts for the needy) by donating to worthy causes. Arrive at 11:30AM for a festive Purim Speil before heading into the carnival. $5 per family for members. $10 per family for non-members. Register here.