Tuesday, September 22, 2020


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The Jewish Response to the Coronavirus, 9/11 and Our Son’s Bar Mitzvah

It was Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. I’d just slipped into my tennis skirt when my neighbor called and told me to turn on the...

How Learning From the Rosebush Impacted Summer Camp Appreciation

This week, the Jewish calendar presents us with a powerful emotional contrast from which I hope we can all find deep meaning and renewed...

State Set to Allocate Funds for Decimated Jewish Summer Camps

Following advocacy efforts by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign...

Camp Hess Kramer Fire Inspired His Art

As artist Sergio Hernández watched TV news coverage of the Woolsey Fire last November, he felt devastated. His emotions changed, however, when he saw...

Three Reactions on Fires from Social Media

As the fires continued to rage through Southern California, members of the Jewish community took to social media to share their thoughts and feelings....

Jewish Summer Camps Destroyed By Woolsey Fire

Camp Hess Kramer, its sister camp, Camp Hilltop, in Malibu Hills and Camp JCA Shalom have been destroyed by the Woolsey Fire. "Although the full extent...

‘Manifest’ Mixes Mystery, Drama and Spiritual Questions

An airplane encounters severe turbulence midflight and lands safely. When the passengers disembark, they’re astonished to discover that five years have passed. This intriguing...

5 ways Jewish summer camp changed my life

Ever since my first summer at Jewish sleepaway camp, it has been my favorite place in the world. I remember going my first year...

How Jewish architect William Krisel built a desert oasis

Thousands of residential and commercial buildings designed by modernist architect William Krisel can be found throughout Southern California.

Springs Fire forces evacuations for Jewish institutions in Ventura County

Synagogue leaders are reporting that the Springs Fire has affected Jewish institutions in Ventura County, including Malibu camps run by Wilshire Boulevard Temple (WBT) and synagogues Temple Ner Ami, Temple Etz Chaim and Temple Adat Elohim.

Hess Kramer campers evacuated due to fire concerns

Ventura County Star is reporting tonight at 10:18 p.m.: Roadrunner Shuttle donated two charter buses to pick up the 165 poeple at Camp Hess Kramer on Yerba Buena Road.

Crossing the Line

In addition to the usual bathing suits, socks and shorts, as suggested by Camp Hess Kramer on its inventory list, my daughter, Samantha, needed an orange sweat shirt with blue (preferably royal) lettering spelling out the words \"Leadership \'97\" on the front and her name on the back. Right away, I could foresee trouble.

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