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OSRUI Camp Countdown #2!

OSRUI Camp Countdown #2!

As we approach the first day of summer, we want to make sure you have everything you need to be successful this summer. In our Camp Countdown series, we ramp up to summer with hints and tips of how to best prepare for camp!Camp Countdown #2 Featured: Travelling to...

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April Shabbat Spotlight

April Shabbat Spotlight

Every once in a while, we like to give a shout out to the people who make up our camp community. Without all of you, OSRUI would not be the magical place we all know it to be! We are excited to share how the Goldberg family – Rich, Janet (z”l), Deborah and Rachel –...

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OSRUI Camp Countdown!

OSRUI Camp Countdown!

As we approach the first day of summer, we want to make sure you have everything you need to be successful this summer. In our Camp Countdown series, we ramp up to summer with hints and tips of how to best prepare for camp! Camp Countdown #1 Featured: OSRUI Camp Forms...

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Shabbat Spotlight

Shabbat Spotlight

Every once in a while, we like to give a shout out to the people who make up our camp community. Without all of you, OSRUI would not be the magical place we all know it to be! We are excited to share how Ted, Ronna, Talia (pictured) and Spencer got connected to OSRUI...

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Summer 2022 Leadership

Summer 2022 Leadership

Introducing Our Summer Leadership Team (Mazkirut) We are so excited to introduce our 2022 Leadership Team (Mazkirut)! This team is comprised of staff members who help oversee all of the areas of camp. Their leadership will be incredibly valuable towards creating a...

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January 2022 Staff Updates

January 2022 Staff Updates

JANUARY 2022 STAFF UPDATE  Dear Friends, It’s very cold and snowy in Oconomowoc – and today is just about as far as we can get from the middle of summer at camp.  Days like this make me more excited than ever to get back to summer at OSRUI.  I feel so lucky to be...

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Meet The Tour Tzvet (Staff)!

Meet The Tour Tzvet (Staff)!

This summer tour is going on three different trips around Wisconsin. The first trip we biked north to Kohler Andrae as our first taste of Lake Michigan. On the second trip we biked west to the Wisconsin River to canoe for a day. On the final trip, we will bike down...

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Meet the Mosh Aleph Tzvet (Staff)!

Meet the Mosh Aleph Tzvet (Staff)!

In Mosh we get to enjoy time both at OSRUI and out on camping trips. On our tiyulim (trips) the campers are learning about and experiencing perseverance, helping one another, and building a Jewish and personal connection with teva (nature). Bug bites aside, the trips...

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Meet the Avodah Aleph Tzevet (Staff)

Meet the Avodah Aleph Tzevet (Staff)

In addition to all the hard work Avodah does around camp, we also love evening programs (tochniyot erev)! These programs show how creative Avodanikim are in creating their own summer experience. Avodahnikim create their own small groups to plan and execute programs...

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Meet the Gesher Tzevet (Staff)!

Meet the Gesher Tzevet (Staff)!

Gesher is such a unique and joyous community at camp! Everyone in Gesher values embracing new experiences, which has made our days together so fun. Between Gesher’s new intensives and our many chugim (electives), there have been so many opportunities this summer for...

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Kallah is Filled with Kindness

Kallah is Filled with Kindness

Kallah is filled with kindness By: Missy Bell, RJE, Kallah Faculty & Director of Education at Congregation BJBE Chesed, or kindness, is said to be one of our most important Jewish values. The Talmud tells us: “Rabbi Samlai taught, ‘With regard to the Torah, its...

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Meet the Tzofim Aleph Tzevet (Staff)!

Meet the Tzofim Aleph Tzevet (Staff)!

Tzofim is having an amazing time growing and trying new things! We have been enjoying chugim (electives) ranging from drama, art, to ultimate frisbee and horseback riding! Visiting the refet (farm) is a favorite time in Tzofim! This summer we have two sheep named...

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Meet the Kallah Aleph Tzevet (Staff)!

Meet the Kallah Aleph Tzevet (Staff)!

Kallah has been a blast this summer! Kallah is a unique eidah where chanichim (campers) can grow from beginners to experts at how to love summer camp. Our chanichim have enjoyed chuggim (electives) ranging from horseback riding, book club, kickball, and waterskiing....

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The Soul of OSRUI is Back!

The Soul of OSRUI is Back!

The Soul of camp   The soul of OSRUI has returned: our campers!  There are many things we have missed this year, but missing camp, our home away from home, was one of the hardest. In our evening worship, we pray hashkivenu, asking God to protect us in the night...

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