• A Chug’s Life!

    These descriptions should help you decide which chug (elective) is right for you!


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  • OSRUI Teens Named as One of 18 Under 18 Honorees!

    Kol HaKavod to OSRUI teens Syd Bakal, Joey Greenebaum, Emma Milner-Gorvine, and Abby Tzinberg, who were selected as one of the inaugural 18 Under 18 Honorees by the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago - Teens@JUF, The Jewish Teen Alliance of Chicago (JTAC) and Springboard.


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  • Singin’ in the Rain at OSRUI’s Family Camp

    It was a cold, grey and rainy weekend – not a weekend that one would think “camp fun.” For those of us who were at OSRUI’s Family Camp, the cold, rainy weekend turned into a weekend of warmth, friendship and major fun.


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  • Director Search – We Want Your Input

    As we begin the search for the next director of OSRUI, we seek the involvement of everyone. To make your voice heard, please fill out the questionnaire at OSRUI.org/director.


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  • REUNION 2017!

    Another OSRUI reunion in the books! Over 250 chanichim (campers), 30 madrichim (counselors), and faculty from summer 2016 met at Temple Jeremiah in Northfield, IL!


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  • “I was making a difference. I was home.”

    Lexi Floom, a former camper and Avodahnik, wrote this incredible essay about her favorite place on earth, OSRUI, as her college essay for Indiana University, and we are lucky that she has shared it with us.


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  • OSRUI Birthright Trip 2016

    Over Winter Break, a group of OSRUI staff members will be touring Israel with their best friends on the OSRUI Birthright Trip. Check this space for regular updates from the trip.


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  • “Travel the world. Build meaningful relationships. Create lasting change.”

    URJ- Mitzvah Corps For more than 50 years, Mitzvah Corps has been the premier provider of social justice experiences for high school students, giving teens the opportunity to travel the world, build meaningful relationships with one another and their global peers, understand the complexities and challenges facing various communities, take action on issues they care […]


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  • Meet Our Summer 2017 Staff!

    We have an amazing group of Rashei Eidot (unit heads) this summer! Meet Becky, Dylan, Ella, Evan, Lily, Micah, Rafi and Sara.


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  • “What I Do There Matters”

    Dan Fleshler of the New York Times writes about the healthy and relevant debate about whether college age adults should return to their summer home at camp as staff or get a unpaid internship. We at OSRUI believe that working at camp is the “most real job you can have”.  As a member of our […]


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