Getting Grandma’s Blessing

When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy

A Stranger Among Us—A Catholic Boy at a Jewish Camp

I took my Catholic friend to my Jewish summer camp when we were teenagers. Now he’s an honorary Jew.

Indian Summer

Jewish summer camp drilling drama heats up

Our Heroes

What if movie superheroes—Thor, Wolverine, The Fantastic Four, and Captain America—got in touch with their Jewish roots?

Sundown: Signs of Struggle in Kletzky Murder

Plus Jewish summer camps get their frack on, free Turkish circumcisions, and more

Summer, Endless?

Camp’s increasingly challenged future

Adult Swim

Ignore the bugs and the Bieber; focus on the break from everyday life and the enveloping sense of community: Jewish summer camp can be fun and meaningful for growns-ups with families in tow, too

Camp Lessons

Between color wars and singalongs, some Jewish camps include Holocaust education in Tisha B’Av programming. What does that mean for Jewish identity?

Camp Stories

A humiliating first day, taking it outside for a showdown behind the bunk, the first stirrings of an urge for aliyah: readers’ stories of summer camp—and illustrations inspired by them

In the Zionist Camp

I have conflicted feelings toward Israel, but I love my daughter’s progressive, tolerant, anti-bullying, anti-materialist—and, yes, Zionist—summer camp

Camp for Everyone

The blessings of Jewish camps for special-needs kids

Home Again

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Back from Summer Camp Edition!

Today on Tablet

An inconvenient friendship, an enduring dance, and more

Camp, Then and Now

Three decades, two very different trunks

Notes on Camp

An argument for keeping summertime unplugged

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