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First Look at Summer

Last month we held our very first Open House at our new location, Cal State University Channel Islands, where our camp directors and counselors showed our visitors all the reasons why we love our new space. Close-up views of the dorm-style cabins and intimate indoor spaces were complemented by scenic walks through the campus’s natural settings and outdoor-activity areas. The Open House is one of the best ways to experience what a day in the life of a camper is like, and we’re excited to offer two more in-person Open Houses before summer arrives. If you’re interested in joining either of our next Open Houses on April 7 or May 5, please register at

If you are unable to attend an in-person Open House, no worries! You can check out one of our many Virtual Open Houses. These online video conferences feature photographs of the new site, information about the two camps, in-depth details regarding schedule and activities, and an opportunity for parents and kids to ask a camp director any questions they have about camp! To be notified about the next Virtual Open House, contact For qualifying Los Angeles area firsttime campers, The Jewish Federation has a special offer of up to $1500. Learn more at

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And So It Goes...

Another summer season closes, camp laundry is done, and school has started. The lazy dog days of summer are ending and we are all returning to the hectic daily life of bogged-down schedules, homework, carpools, sports teams, theater, real-life drama, stresses big and small, and so forth. Although religious school may seem like just another place we have to be, it really is a place to escape all of that and connect with what is really important: friends, our own humanity, community, spirituality, values, fun, and balance.

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Two Kinds of Justice

Examining ourselves on the outside—searching for lumps and strange moles—can save our lives. What we don’t always realize is that looking ourselves over on the inside can save our marriages, families, friendships, souls, and spiritual lives. Hence this month’s first Torah portion with that famous repetition: tzedek, tzedek tirdof—justice, justice you shall pursue. Why this repetition?

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Women of Wilshire (WOW) Welcomes New Leadership

Cindy Feder and Marnie Bodek had a shared idea a few years back: that women over the age of 50 want to connect with new and old friends and that they’d like their lives to be enriched by intellectual, cultural, and social activities. With that, in September 2016, Women of Wilshire was born. Nearly three years, more than 50 programs, and hundreds of new friendships later, WOW is a thriving part of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Here we introduce new leadership for the coming year of programming!

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