When I got engaged—to another rabbi, and another woman—my grandmother’s approval didn’t come easy
I took my Catholic friend to my Jewish summer camp when we were teenagers. Now he’s an honorary Jew.
Jewish summer camp drilling drama heats up
What if movie superheroes—Thor, Wolverine, The Fantastic Four, and Captain America—got in touch with their Jewish roots?
Plus Jewish summer camps get their frack on, free Turkish circumcisions, and more
Camp’s increasingly challenged future
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
Between color wars and singalongs, some Jewish camps include Holocaust education in Tisha B’Av programming. What does that mean for Jewish identity?
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
I have conflicted feelings toward Israel, but I love my daughter’s progressive, tolerant, anti-bullying, anti-materialist—and, yes, Zionist—summer camp
The blessings of Jewish camps for special-needs kids
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Back from Summer Camp Edition!
An inconvenient friendship, an enduring dance, and more
Three decades, two very different trunks
An argument for keeping summertime unplugged
While Reform campers define Jewishness through success
A Torah portion chronicling a tragedy foretold
In the West Bank, not the Berkshires
A giant leap for mankind, a short drive for my family
Fashion plates, golden coffins, and bad verse
Brings fundraising experience, clipboard, and whistle
The surgical steps Alfred Hitchcock Presents took to adapt Philip Roth for television
Or, Tales from My Supposedly Secular Summer Camp
A short story explores what happens when a camp game goes horribly awry
Reminiscences of sleepaway camp, where sleep was the last thing on anyone’s mind
Allan Sherman’s page in the American songbook