Category: Values

  • Kadima! Let’s go! Introducing the Kadima Leadership Training Program

    First in a series about the Kadima Leadership Training Program This year, Camp Pembroke celebrates its 85th season, Camp Tevya its 80th, and Tel Noar’s 75th comes up next summer! My grandfather, Eli, who founded the three Cohen Camps, always felt that learning and shared experiences connect Jewish values and history to keep our community […]

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  • Easily Extraordinary: Introducing Mitzvah Projects

    Every year, a few Cohen Campers do something I consider extraordinary: they invite friends and family to give to their camp’s Scholarship Fund. They do this in place of gifts for their bar or bat mitzvah, or for their birthday. Cohen Camps Alumni do it, too, as a way to mark a big occasion like […]

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  • Walking Sightless Among Miracles on Shabbat

    Last summer, I began my own Camp Pembroke journey. As we get ready for Summer 2018, I think back to last year’s staff training. That first afternoon with the full cadre of counselors gathered, we went around in a circle to answer “What are you most looking forward to about camp?” So many of the […]

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  • Chag Sameach!

    Passover is one of my favorite Jewish holidays.  I love sharing the Pesach meal with family as we re-live the story of the Exodus bringing the Jews from Egypt. Passover also brings out, for me, the strength and values of our Camp Pembroke sisterhood. The Passover story reminds us what it is to be a […]

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  • Give Jewish Camp on #GivingTuesday

      I know the power of Jewish camp. I was a camper, a counselor, and now I carry on my family’s legacy and vision as President of the Cohen Camps. As a camper, I enjoyed swimming and sailing, the comradery…really, everything. As a counselor, I watched campers gaining confidence by trying new activities, and finding […]

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