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BB Camp Welcomes New Hires

  With the reopening of summer camps and in alignment with our strategic priorities to further serve the community, B’nai B’rith Camp welcomed three new full-time hires. Ben Charlton is the new Chief Program Officer.  Ben, a former BB Overnight Camp Director, is returning to BB Camp after time away, working with adults with disabilities.  Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer…

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“Collective Compassion” for Mental Health Awareness Month

  The Jewish community is bringing the power of “Collective Compassion” to National Mental Health Awareness Month (collectivecompassion2021.com). A project of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative for the second year in a row, Collective Compassion shares events and resources from more than a dozen partners in a coordinated response to the significant mental…

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Plant for Tomorrow

    Every day is Earth Day in the Jewish tradition, which teaches a deep and generational respect for the environment. In celebration of the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat in January, PJ Library conducted a “Plant for Tomorrow” matching donation campaign to help plant tens of thousands of trees for future generations. The campaign…

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Jewish Teen Funders Network Announces New Direction and Name: “Honeycomb”

  With a growing international footprint and new intensive trainings, resources, and consulting services, the Jewish Teen Funders Network has rebranded as Honeycomb (honeycomb.org), focusing on helping educators and community leaders run immersive Jewish philanthropy experiences and programs and other meaningful grantmaking activities for youth and families. Following more than a decade fostering Jewish teens’ philanthropy, Honeycomb recognizes…

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Maxwell Spurr picked as JTFN Ambassador

    The Jewish Teen Funders Network serves as a central resource for the quickly growing field of Jewish teen philanthropy. They work to grow and strengthen the field of Jewish teen philanthropy in North America. Jewish teen philanthropy programs introduce teens to collective grantmaking. This group process is guided by Jewish values and provides…

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Summer camp is back!

  Last summer, according to the American Camp Association, only 18% of the country’s overnight camps welcomed kids. Too much was unknown at that point about COVID-19, and restrictions in many states didn’t permit camps to open. This year, camps are looking to welcome kids back, with many of the restrictions we have grown accustomed…