(23W6) Jewish Summers: Shaping Jewish lives through Jewish Camps (30 Mar 2023)

March 30th, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

The recording of this class is at https://youtu.be/03hgBweXvTQ and the Chat file is at 23W6 Jewish Summer Camps – Google Drive or https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1vy1xBz29pNfHvP_Lz07Ib3c0MvBHX9id.

For over a century, Jewish camps across North America have provided generations of youth with meaningful, personal, and lifelong connections to Judaism.  Today, more than 180,000 campers, counselors, and young staff participate in nonprofit Jewish day and overnight camp each summer.

As immersive, in-person, community-building experiences, camps were hit hard by the pandemic.  Jeremy Fingerman, CEO of the Foundation for Jewish Camp, will share how working together has elevated the field and ensured that Jewish camps survived and thrived through temporary closures, new health guidelines, a mental health crisis, and a funding gap of over $150 million.

Join him to learn more about the history of the field, camping’s impact on the broader community, and the future of Jewish camp.

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Jeremy J. Fingerman became CEO of the Foundation for Jewish Camp in 2010 following a highly successful 20+ year career in the consumer foods industry.  Jeremy received his AB from Columbia and his MBA from Harvard Business School.  He lives in Fort Lee, NJ with his wife and two young adult children.