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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...

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That Long Dirt Road

By: Zoe Mosow (2014 Ozo) Editor’s note: Zoe wrote and delivered this beautiful D’var Shabbat during the summer of 2014. Shabbat Shalom, my name is Ozo Zoe and I’m so excited to be addressing...

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Herzl@Home: Chanukah

By: Jamie Diamond (Director of Jewish Education) Editor’s Note: This blog is a part of the Herzl@Home series Hanukkah has many amazing themes which are still relevant in our lives today:  Overcoming adversity, Jewish...