Author: Herzl Camp Admin

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Herzl Camp’s Top 15 Memories of 2015

By: Herzl Camp Staff Saying that 2015 was quite the year for camp would be an understatement. We raised an incredible amount of scholarship money, added chickens (still not over it), and created countless memories...

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Embracing Change

By: Sam Kaminsky (2015 Staff Member)  I wrote for the (amazing) Herzl Camp Blog once before. In that post, I wrote about the rich history Herzl contains in its buildings, cabins plaques, and the...

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Camp Will Be There Waiting

By: Sophie Stillman (2015 Staff Member)  I have cried every summer for the past nine years. In 2006, as an eleven year old, I made the decision that it would be my last summer...

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As Herzl Turns 70…

By: Eli Ziff (2015 Staff Member) As Herzl turns 70, I took some time to reflect on all the people that have changed my life since I started coming as a taster in 2006....

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A “Thank You” To Camp

By: Aubrey Salita As I slowly scroll through Facebook and Shutterfly reminiscing on the brief snapshots of memories people took with their cameras I reflect back on the summer I have had. In my...

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There’s Nothing Like Shabbat At Camp

By: Lexi Zipkin (2015 Ozo) Editor’s Note: The following Dvar Torah was written and delivered by Lexi Zipkin (2015 Ozo) during Ozo Shabbat this previous summer. The word “Magic” has many different connotations involved...

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Harold’s Webster Address

(Above: Harold Smith) At 97, Harold Smith may be one of Herzl Camp’s oldest supporters, but more importantly, he may also be one of our campiest and schtickiest camp friends. As we begin our...

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Learning To Teach

  By: Drea Lear (Associate Director)  Shalom, As we move into this Shabbat, I look back over the previous week and confidently say that I am learning each day that I am here. I...

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Try Wearing Tennis Shoes!

By: Drea Lear (Associate Director) Shabbat Shalom, It’s been a meaningful and surprising week here at Herzl Camp. Together, we’ve had a lot of fun, we’ve learned, and we’ve grown. Appropriately enough, as this...

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Our Internship At Herzl Camp

By: Hannah Gilfix and Samantha Freeman (2015 Staff Members) Samantha Freeman (above) Hannah Gilfix (above) Editor’s Note: Over the last few weeks, 2015 staff members Samantha Freeman and Hannah Gilfix had the opportunity to...

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Camp is My Superhero

  By: Sydney Mirviss (2014 B’yachad Camper) Superheroes. The people we look up to and can always count on when in need of saving. I’m Sydney Mirviss, a 2014 B’yachad camper, and Herzl Camp...

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Camp Matters

By: Sara Gottlieb (Herzl Alumnus & 2014 Mama Ozo) A dear friend of mine passed away earlier this year. At the age of 24, he was taken from this planet unexpectedly and entirely too...

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A Shabbos Reflection

  By: Samantha Freeman (2015 Staff Member) It’s Thursday, August 7th, 2014 and where am I? I’m in a giant white van with twelve of my brothers and sisters riding back to Minneapolis at...

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Pick Me Up Or I’m Walking Home

By: Naomi Heller MSW, LICSW (Herzl Camp Social Worker) Pick me up or I’m walking home! I wish I’d kept a list of all the things campers have said to me and in letters...

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Camp Beyond the Summer

  By: Libby Fern (2015 B’yachad Camper) Editor’s note: A few weeks back we were lucky enough to have Libby Fern (2015 B’yachad Camper) visit the Herzl office for her school’s career day. She...