A Place of Our Own: The Rise of Reform Jewish Camping by Michael M. Lorge,Gary Phillip Zola,Gerard W. Kaye,Michael

By Michael M. Lorge,Gary Phillip Zola,Gerard W. Kaye,Michael Zeldin,Jonathan D. Sarna,Judah Cohen,Hillel Gamoran,Donald Splansky

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The heritage of academic summer time camps in American Reform Judaism. Reform Judaism isn't the purely spiritual neighborhood in the USA to make the summer time camp event an essential component of a religion community's attempt to impart its values and ideology to its youth, yet possibly no workforce relied extra on summer season camp as an accessory to domestic and group for this objective. summer season camp grew to become a tremendous a part of Reform crew identification, a bulwark opposed to the appeal 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) conceal quite a lot of themes regarding either the Reform Judaism flow and the advance 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 prone that came about either at OSRUI and within the Reform circulation commonly; Michael Zeldin’s “Making the Magic in Reform Jewish summer season Camps” describes the academic 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 lead the way for the Reform tenting 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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