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Everyone’s gaga for ga-ga

Photo: B’nai B’rith Campers play ga-ga. Ga-ga has been a favorite game at Jewish summer camps for decades. Recently, the game has gained mainstream popularity and can be found at camps and playgrounds around the world. Deemed a “gentler version of dodgeball” the game is played in a ga-ga pit. The ga-ga pit is usually…


Jewish summer camp’s X factor

Photo courtesy B’nai B’rith Camp By Jane Larkin Shabbat at camp is “cool” and adds a sense of sacredness to the camp experience. My son just returned from his second summer spent at the Union for Reform Judaism’s Greene Family Camp. While Sammy is glad to be reunited with his puppy, he misses his other…


Dental Hygiene Tips for Children

As kids grow up, their oral hygiene habits should grow with them.  The makers of CloSYS Oral Health System provided the following tips for kids’ dental health. Baby teeth erupt from 6 months to 2.5 years. Unfortunately, tooth eruption makes gums sore and inflamed, leading to unhappy babies. Use a gentle child’s toothbrush as the…


Sadie Drucker runs to third place at nationals

PHOTOS: Sadie Drucker runs through the mud to take third in the 4K race for 13/14-year-olds at the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships.   Portland Jewish Academy eighth-grader Sadie Drucker won a bronze medal in the 4-kilometer race for 13/14-years-olds at the USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships in…

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