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


The heritage of academic summer time camps in American Reform Judaism. Reform Judaism isn't the in basic terms spiritual group in the US to make the summer season camp adventure an integral part of a religion community's attempt to impart its values and ideology to its kids, yet maybe no crew relied extra on summer season camp as an accessory to domestic and group for this function. summer time camp grew to become a huge a part of Reform crew identification, a bulwark opposed to the allure of assimilation into the better 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 a variety of subject matters on the topic of either the Reform Judaism circulate 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 move more often than not; 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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