Category: Tevya traditions

  • Kadima! Let’s go! Introducing the Kadima Leadership Training Program

    First in a series about the Kadima Leadership Training Program This year, Camp Pembroke celebrates its 85th season, Camp Tevya its 80th, and Tel Noar’s 75th comes up next summer! My grandfather, Eli, who founded the three Cohen Camps, always felt that learning and shared experiences connect Jewish values and history to keep our community […]

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  • Easily Extraordinary: Introducing Mitzvah Projects

    Every year, a few Cohen Campers do something I consider extraordinary: they set up their own camp fundraiser, inviting friends and family to give to their camp’s Scholarship Fund. They do this in place of gifts for their bar or bat mitzvah, or for their birthday. Cohen Camps Alumni do it, too, as a way […]

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  • New Tevya Summer, Same Tevya Spirit

    As we finished breakfast Wednesday morning, I stood up and looked around the Dining Hall. I knew that our staff was ready. I knew they were ready to greet the 347 campers that would be arriving over the next few hours. After a full week of orientation, returning and new staff from the USA, England, […]

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  • Four Teams, One Tevya

    It has been quite a week at Camp Tevya. Since I last wrote, our usual Shabbat morning service was transformed into “Shabbat-o-Rama” with Tsofs and Bogs choosing between yoga, traditional, music and meditation services. The Oles had their own special service. The yoga service was led by one of our alumni, and the rest by […]

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  • Opening Day brings a Flood of Tevya Memories

    As soon as the weather starts to get a little warmer, I can feel the anticipation of another summer at Tevya. It has been almost ten years since my last year as a counselor, but I still can’t help myself from thinking what it would be like to be back at camp this year. It […]

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