JCC theater camps put kids center stage

Last summer, Isabelle Goodweather played the court jester in “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” the end-of-session production at the theater camp of the Edlavitch DCJCC in Washington. Isabelle, a fourth grader at Sheridan School in Washington, plans to be back at theater camp this summer. “It’s very fun,” she said. “You get to understand what people… Read More

Ramah Day Camp attracting more than Conservative Jews

Ramah Day Camp of Greater Washington is growing. In its second full season at the Wellspring Conference Center in Germantown, the Conservative-affiliated summer camp is enrolling more campers, extending its operating length and providing more programming. There are already 131 campers signed up for this summer’s sessions compared to 103 total last year, according to… Read More

Capital Camps awarded $100,000 grant

For its groundbreaking work in the personal and professional development of its staff, a local Jewish summer camp was awarded a signature grant from a leading Jewish education philanthropy. The Covenant Foundation awarded Capital Camps and Retreat Center a $100,000 grant over two years to develop the Institute for Leadership and Learning, a national fellowship… Read More

Virginia program helps students make ethical choices

Could. Should. Would. Those three words are the essence of making ethical decisions as taught to local elementary school students participating in what are called Ethics Days at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church. “If there is a difference between what we think we should do versus what we would do, that’s where the ethical… Read More