News + Thanks from Ben + Lauren

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Dear Camp Tevya family of parents, alumni, staff, donors, and friends, Jonathan Cohen, President of the Cohen Camps, recently announced some exciting Cohen Camps leadership changes, effective in early January: We—Tevya Director Ben Portnoy and Tevya Assistant Director Lauren Fishman—will each step up into new roles. Full details are here. Ben, currently Director of Tevya, […]

Ways to Help in Israel

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Dear Cohen Camps family, Our hearts and minds continue to be focused on Israel. We are in touch with many of our Shlichim (Israeli counselors) from over the years, as well as adult staff, and families who send their campers to camp. Our Israelis appreciate all the messages they have received on social media and […]

A Message About Israel

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Dear Cohen Camps family, Absorbing the news from Israel has been difficult for all of us. The Cohen Camps has a long history of connection to the State of Israel through our programs, staff, and campers. The Jewish homeland has been a key part of who we are since our founding by my grandparents 90 […]

Kadima 2023 | Finding One’s Shine

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Each week the Cohen Camps Kadima Teen Leadership curriculum—our redesigned CIT program which develops future Jewish community leaders—explores 21st Century leadership and social emotional themes along with camper care skills. Finding one’s shine. How beautiful and seemingly simple. Something I keep thinking about is how our Kadima Coordinators and Leaders are creating a culture of […]

Kadima 2023 | Teen Mental Health First Aid

Each week the Cohen Camps Kadima Teen Leadership curriculum—our redesigned CIT program which develops future Jewish community leaders—explores 21st Century leadership and social emotional themes along with camper care skills. While much of our summer is spent at our “home” camps of Pembroke, Tel Noar, and Tevya, the teens also come together as an all-camp […]

Kadima 2023 | Get ready, get set, go!

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Each week the Cohen Camps Kadima Teen Leadership curriculum—our redesigned CIT program which develops future Jewish community leaders—explores 21st Century leadership themes, e.g. accountability, responsibility, resourcefulness, planning, decision-making, teamwork, and communication, AND social emotional learning themes, e.g. self awareness, social awareness, decision-making, and relationship building., ALONG WITH camper care skills, from the importance of providing […]

When Is The Right Time To Send Your Child To Camp?

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As camp directors, we are often asked: “When is the right time to send my child to camp?” In our combined dozens of years here, we’ve seen hundreds and hundreds of children and teens arrive for the first time. Our response? It may surprise you. There is no one-size-fits-all answer about the ideal age. As […]

Women's Journey to Israel

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