Author: Herzl Camp Admin

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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...

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My Summers Disconnected

By: Ben Segelbaum (2015 Staff Member) At camp, one of the most difficult things for me isn’t being away from parents, having to walk to use the bathroom, or eating different food. No, the hardest...

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You Can Take the Kid Out of Herzl…

By: Brad Serber (Alumnus) “I love this,” she said. “It feels more like a summer camp than a college class.” “There’s a good reason for that,” I responded. “With the exception of 2004, this...

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1, 2, 3 FREEZE!

By: Hannah Gilberstadt (2015 staff member) 1, 2, 3, FREEZE! A typical mealtime under the roof of the Chadar is a blur of cheerful voices, blob-shaped lines, and hydration reminders. Throughout the room, characters...

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Everything Transfers

By: Daniel (“Gordo”) Goldschmidt, MT-BC While in college I learned an educational term: transfer of learning. Basically, this is how learning or practicing one skill affects one’s conceptualization or ability in a different context....

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Plaques Are Fun-ducational

By: Sam Kaminsky (Staff member) I was a camper at Herzl for eight years. That’s right, eight summers of joy and fun. Eight summers of relishing every waking second. Herzl Camp is my second...

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A Shabbat To Note

By: Jamie Diamond (Jewish Educator) & Jon Savitt (Marketing & Leadership Development Coordinator) This coming Shabbat is Shabbat Shira. This weeks Torah portion, Beshalach includes Shirat Hayam, the song the Israelites sang after they crossed the...