Author Lorge, Michael M
Title A Place of Our Own : The Rise of Reform Jewish Camping
Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2006
©2006
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Acknowlegments -- Preface -- 1. Jewish Camping and Its Relationship to the Organized Camping Movement in America by Gary P. Zola -- 2. The Crucial Decade in Jewish Camping by Jonathan D. Sarna -- 3. The Beginning of Union Institute in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1952-1970: Creation and Coalescence of the First UAHC Camp by Michael M. Lorge and Gary P. Zola -- 4. Making the Magic in Reform Jewish Summer Camps by Michael Zeldin -- 5. The Road to Chalutzim: Reform Judaism's Hebrew-Speaking Program by Hillel Gamoran -- 6. Creating a Prayer Experience in Reform Movement Camps and Beyond by Donald M. Splansky -- 7. Singing Out for Judaism: A History of Song Leaders and Song Leading at Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute by Judah M. Cohen -- Postscript: Reflections on Onlin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute by Gerard W. Kaye -- Appendix: Directors of Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, UAHC, 1952-Present -- List of Contributors -- Index -- Photographs follow page 116
Normal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The history of educational summer camps in American Reform Judaism. Reform Judaism is not the only religious community in America to make the summer camp experience a vital part of a faith community's effort to impart its values and beliefs to its adolescents, but perhaps no group relied more on summer camp as an adjunct to home and community for this purpose. Summer camp became an important part of Reform group identity, a bulwark against the attraction of assimilation into the greater society and mere nominal Judaism. These essays, which commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the first Reform Jewish educational camp in the United States (Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute [OSRUI], in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin) cover a wide range of topics related to both the Reform Judaism movement and the development of the Reform Jewish camping system in the United States. Donald M. Splansky's chapter on "Prayer at Reform Jewish Camps" documents changes in prayer services that took place both at OSRUI and in the Reform movement in general; Michael Zeldin's "Making the Magic in Reform Jewish Summer Camps" describes the educational philosophies employed at many camps and analyzes their effectiveness; and Jonathan D. Sarna's "The Crucial Decade in Jewish Camping" explains how social, political, and cultural conditions paved the way for the Reform camping movement. Contributors: Judah M. Cohen, Rabbi Hillel Gamoran, Michael M. Lorge, Jonathan D. Sarna, Rabbi Donald M. Splansky, Michael Zeldin, Gary P. Zola
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Link Print version: Lorge, Michael M. A Place of Our Own : The Rise of Reform Jewish Camping Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press,c2006 9780817314866
Subject Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (Oconomowoc, Wis.);Jewish camps -- United States -- History.;Reform Judaism -- United States.;Jewish religious education -- United States
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Alt Author Zola, Gary Phillip
Cohen, Judah
Gamoran, Hillel
Kaye, Gerard W
Sarna, Jonathan D
Splansky, Donald
Zeldin, Michael