Category: Leadership

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News + Thanks from Ben + Lauren

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, […]

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Kadima 2023 | Finding One’s Shine

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 […]

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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 […]

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Kadima 2023 | Get ready, get set, go!

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 […]

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Ideas for Jewish Youth Professionals: Six Strategies to Help Families Find the Right Camp for Their Children

If you work with children and families in Jewish settings – whether a synagogue, a Hebrew school or a youth group – you know that families depend on you for expertise. At this time of year, family talk turns to summer camps: Where should we go? Why should we consider a Jewish camp? How should […]

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A Letter to Our 2021 Staff

June 2021 Getting ready for Summer 2021 Dear 2021 Staff who are about to arrive at camp, When campers write letters home, they fill the margins with memories and highlights from their days spent with new friends, trying different activities, and attempting to put words to their time here at camp. In these letters, the […]

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