Category: Values

  • The Traditions That Make Tevya Home

    Tonight, like many of you, I will be sitting around a table with my family and friends telling the story of the Jewish people’s journey from Egypt. Our celebrations will be filled with laughter and warmth as we realize that the passing down of the informal family traditions such as Grandma Dolores’s fluffy matzah balls, […]

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  • Counting Down the Memories

    Math was my least favorite subject in school. It just never totally clicked. Social Studies, English, History, Science, Gym – no problem. I loved learning in those subjects, especially Gym. The material was accessible for me. It was relatable and fascinating and malleable. Math was cold and rigid numbers and equations. Math and numbers may […]

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  • Give Jewish Camp on #GivingTuesday

      I know the power of Jewish camp. I was a camper, a counselor, and now I carry on my family’s legacy and vision as President of the Cohen Camps. As a camper, I enjoyed swimming and sailing, the comradery…really, everything. As a counselor, I watched campers gaining confidence by trying new activities, and finding […]

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  • The Dor L’Dor Impact

    How has Jewish summer camp made you the person you are today? At the Cohen Camps, we think about that question every day. Recently I shared with our Dor L’Dor Counselors the article 15 Truths about Jewish Summer Camp That Made You the Person You Are Today and asked them to contribute their own truth. The […]

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  • First Year Counselor Training

    They entered the building last week for a full day of Cohen Camps First Year Counselor training. Each was a little nervous, a little excited, and a little different than how I remembered them. All of them, like Sam, want to be a counselor because they want to give back to a place that has […]

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