Are You Ready for Summer?
Jewish Summer Camp
Why choose a Jewish values based camp?
Jewish values based camp weaves the Jewish traditions families love at Bet Torah into the fabric of camp.
Many Bet Torah families go to values-based Jewish camps. Click here for pictures from last summer.
"Summertime is for Joyous Judaism" by Bet Torah's own Laurie Lichtenstein
The summer I went camp shopping I focused my search on camps that were run by Jewish organizations, where Jewish values, Jewish learning, and yes, Jewish ritual took center stage...

Joyous Judaism. Yes, I want my kids to unplug, gain independence, and learn to swim but I really want them to spend their summers tending to a love that will root itself in their consciousness, and grow each summer, nurturing a lifelong relationship with their faith...

My youngest went for the first time this year... [The letter that arrived] a week into camp was the best three lines I have read in a long time.
“Dear Mom,
I will never experience a Shabbat like the one at Eisner.
It made me realize how proud I am to be Jewish.
All the singing, and dancing- it was quite enjoyable.”
Next summer can’t get here fast enough.

Click here to read Laurie's full article for eJewishPhilanthropy .
Find a Jewish camp perfect for your family!
There are a variety of traditional and specialty overnight camps that span different denominations of Judaism, accommodate special needs and interests, and offer unique programming, catering to each family’s needs.

Use the "Find a Camp" tool to begin your search for the perfect summer experience and then visit each camp’s website for more detailed information.
Camp Ramah Parlor Meeting for Parents
Thursday, January 31, 8:00 -9:30 p.m.
Hosted by Diana Binger at the Davis-Stone Residence, Mount Kisco, NY
Parents, join us to learn more about Camp Ramah in the Berkshires and the new Ramah Sports Academy and why Jewish camp is right for your family.
The Ramah Sports Academy  is an overnight sports camp that promotes teamwork and individual skill building in a supportive environment.
Camp Ramah in the Berkshires  is a Jewish overnight summer camp for campers entering 4th to 11th grade.
Teen Summer Opportunities
Unique summer experiences are out there. Find yours!
FindYourSummer.org  is the place for Jewish teens to discover summer experiences as unique as they are. 

Teens and their families can use the site to search among more than 350 programs that appeal to different passions, interests, and backgrounds. From specialty programs focused on surfing and the arts, to social action projects and international travel opportunities, and so many more, there’s a perfect experience for every Jewish teen. 

In the past few years, many of Bet Torah teens have enjoyed wonderful programs. Take a look at  this list
USY Summer Experience
At Bet Torah, we are able to help support our teens' participation in USY Summer Experiences through the generosity of the Christopher B. Gordon Memorial Fund.

For almost 60 years, USY has provided life-changing summer travel experiences for Jewish teens. Now it’s your turn – see where it takes you.
Questions?
Loen Amer
Director of Youth Engagement
youth@bettorah.org
Make summer 2019 the best summer ever for your family!