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Force of Nature: Houston Teens Host NFTY Events Impacted by Hurricane Harvey 0

Force of Nature: Houston Teens Host NFTY Events Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in From the Blog

NFTY TOR’s Winter Conclave & Nashir Weekend 2019 was much more than just another NFTY event. It was, for some, closure. Originally Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism was supposed to host the weekend in Houston Texas in October of 2017. However, Hurricane Harvey had a different idea for our city, our community and our congregation. While our synagogue was spared the majority of our participants and housing families were not.

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In Memory of Katherine Bauer 0

In Memory of Katherine Bauer

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in From the Blog

Five years ago, on the last night of first session, a group of counselors gathered their campers and led them on a late-night hike into the woods. “Where are we going?” they asked. “You’ll see,” said their counselors.

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Adventure Awaits: A Preview of GFC’s 2019 Men’s Weekend 0

Adventure Awaits: A Preview of GFC’s 2019 Men’s Weekend

Posted on Jan 31, 2019 in From the Blog

We want to open the gates of camp to as many different people as possible through summer and year round programs. Rabbi Andrew Terkel likes to say that “camp is for everybody,” and the growth of our Year Round programs seems to bolster that fact. Families, men, women, young adults, and veteran staff members have all come to camp for weekend retreats over the last couple years and leave refreshed, renewed, and reinvigorated.

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Honoring the Joshua Tree 0

Honoring the Joshua Tree

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 in Camps & NFTY, From the Blog, Lifecycle

The Joshua tree has stood in the middle of the Camp since way before that land was even a part of the Camp. When we bought that property from the Smith family, the Joshua Tree was already growing strong on the land. Generations of Greene Family Campers, staff, and guests have enjoyed its shade. Every opening and closing day, the Avodah unit has made its luggage HQ under its branches.

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Greene Family Camp is at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC in Houston! 0

Greene Family Camp is at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC in Houston!

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 in Camps & NFTY, From the Blog

As our GFC Full-Time Team has expanded, we’ve been able to spread across cities and become more involved in the local Jewish Community. Whether it’s working with our incredible congregations, partnering with multiple organizations and congregations to develop and run Hurricane Harvey Day Camp, or participating in events throughout the community, GFC has been thrilled to be such an involved part of the Houston Jewish Community. We are fortunate to have three of our full-time team members in Houston throughout the year, including Camp Director Stefani Rozen and Assistant Directors Emily Caulfield and McKenzie Sigle.

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Farewell from Michele 0

Farewell from Michele

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 in Camps & NFTY, From the Blog

When I walk laps around perimeter road today, I’m in awe of how much my relationship with this place has changed in four years. When I first came to Greene, it felt SO big. I didn’t know the difference between my Beit Aish and my Beit HaAm. All of the faces were new to me and none of the almost 800 kids were ever my campers as a counselor. It was also a reunion summer which is a particularly busy time to be thrown into a new job focused on communications.

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