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RBG: May Her Memory Be An Inspiration

RBG: May Her Memory Be An Inspiration

The news of Justice Ginsburg’s death stopped me in my tracks Friday evening. Getting the news on Erev Rosh Hashanah felt like a terrible final surprise on behalf of a 5780 that had already brought so many surprises. My thoughts instantly turned to Mindy and the countless young people in our community. Through my work with our Melachim, S’ganim, and Kibbutz units over the summer as well as our teen population at year-round programs and NFTY events, I’ve come to see just how many young people, particularly young women, idolized and looked up to Justice Ginsburg. Sure enough, my Instagram feed was quickly filled with moving images and tributes to “Notorious RBG” from GFC teens and counselors.  

God’s Boxes

God’s Boxes

This week on the blog, Rabbi Erin invites us to reflect on the past year; to hold on to the things that bring us joy and let go of the things that cause us pain. God’s Boxes I have in my hands two boxes Which God gave me to hold. God said, “Put all your sorrows in the...

A Letter From Loui Dobin

A Letter From Loui Dobin

Dear Greene Camp Family, We are about to reach the High Holiday season. In a couple of days, the Jewish calendar will usher in a New Year. We pray that 5781 will bring health, safety, joy, happiness, patience and change for our families, friends, and ourselves. For...

Back to School Blessings

Back to School Blessings

As our campers begin a new year of classes and our camp community looks forward to the year ahead, GFC is gearing up for an amazing 2021 season! There is so much fun to look forward to this year, and we are excited to welcome celebrate everyone's arrival back to...

What Is Jewish Geography Zoom Racing, Anyway?

What Is Jewish Geography Zoom Racing, Anyway?

One of the most surprisingly positive things that has come out of this unusual time has been the connections people have sought out. Being home has given us the opportunity and platform to connect with friends and family regularly, and reconnect with people with whom...

The Importance of Being Together

The Importance of Being Together

This week on the blog, Rabbi Erin talks about our holy community, the importance of being together, and the priority we place on communication with all of you.   One of the most surprising elements of being physically distant from our community for so long has...

What Makes GFC Special?

What Makes GFC Special?

July 4th, 2020 was supposed to be GFC's 45th Anniversary Reunion Celebration. Almost 1,000 people would have arrived in Bruceville, TX to reconnect with one another, reminisce on the good times spent at camp, and celebrate the magic we have all experienced. However,...

Shabbat ShaSnippet: DIY Family Talit

Shabbat ShaSnippet: DIY Family Talit

During the Friday Shabbat Blessings at Greene Family Camp, our counselors spread bunk tallitot over their campers and bless them with the Priestly Benediction. Over the summer, bunks create bunk tallitot at the beginning of the session. By creating their personalized...

Todah Rabah – THANK YOU Summer 2020 Staff and Faculty!

Todah Rabah – THANK YOU Summer 2020 Staff and Faculty!

At camp, we frequently talk about the “magic of camp.” Especially throughout this challenging time, we’ve seen that camp magic doesn’t just lie in the activities, physical space, or traditions… it lies in the people.