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Preparing for a Summer of Rak Ivrit

Preparing for a Summer of Rak Ivrit

By Lori Sagarin, Chalutzim Segel (faculty) and Director of Congregational Learning at Temple Beth Israel in Skokie, IL. Of the many unique and creative programs offered at OSRUI, Chalutzim, a 7-week Hebrew immersion program,...

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Ensuring a Healthy Summer at OSRUI

Ensuring a Healthy Summer at OSRUI

by Solly Kane, Director Ensuring the health and well-being of our campers while they are in our care is of the utmost importance to us. While we know filling out forms can be time-consuming, gathering information from parents and the child’s physician enables us to do...

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Meet Our Hava Nashira 2020 Faculty

Meet Our Hava Nashira 2020 Faculty

Cantor Rosalie Will – Hava Nashira Program Director   Cantor Rosalie Will mentors clergy in the field and consults on issues of worship, music, and synagogue transition and change. She also serves as the Director of Worship and Music for the Union for Reform Judaism...

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A Postcard from Camp:  News from OSRUI Winter 2020

A Postcard from Camp: News from OSRUI Winter 2020

Check out the latest news from OSRUI, including a new session for teens, the sessions that are almost full, an Avodah weekend for Alumni and friends, a calendar of dates you can join us at camp, and a feature on OSRUI Alum Bari Finkel.

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Where Are They Now? Alumni Spotlight on Bari Finkel

Recently, we sat down with OSRUI Alum Bari Finkel When were you at camp? I first started going to OSRUI on retreats with my shul, Temple Beth Israel, when I was in preschool. My first summer at camp was in Tzofim in 2001. I spent my 8 years as a camper both upstairs...

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Thank You!

Thank You!

As we reflect on the year 2019, we want to express our gratitude to everyone in the OSRUI community.  We are so grateful for your support …

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Wow! Our Alums are doing amazing things!

Wow! Our Alums are doing amazing things!

OSRUI Director Solly Kane talks about four alums who were honored this week at the URJ Biennial: Cantor Barbara Ostfeld, Julie Fisher, Ambassador Daniel Shapiro, and Rabbi Aryeh Azriel. Read about their outstanding achievements.

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Thankful for You

Thankful for You

During this time of reflection and gratitude, OSRUI Director Solly Kane shares a sampling of highlights, stories and initiatives from the past year at camp.

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Questions?  We’ve Got Answers!

Questions? We’ve Got Answers!

Still deciding about sessions?  Need info about activities?  Whatever your question, join OSRUI staff for a Q&A and get the answers!  These are open to parents of new, returning and prospective campers. 

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New Care Package Policy

Receiving mail at camp is one of the highlights of a camper’s day.  However, over the past several years, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of packages arriving each day.  Read on for information about our new care package policy.

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A Postcard from Camp: News from OSRUI, Fall 2019

A Postcard from Camp: News from OSRUI, Fall 2019

Check out the latest news from OSRUI, including a letter from OSRUI Associate Director Susan Alexander, info on the URJ Biennial in Chicago this December, a calendar of dates you can join us at camp, and a feature on OSRUI Alum Ira Rubenstein.

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Todah Rabah to Our Faculty

Todah Rabah to Our Faculty

We are blessed to have so many rabbis, cantors and educators enrich camp every summer with their wisdom and love for Judaism. Thank you to all those who served on faculty at OSRUI this past summer.

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Registration Information for Summer 2020

Registration for Summer 2020 at OSRUI Opens Wednesday, October 2nd at 9:00 a.m. Central Time!  Here's the info you need before you register your camper(s). Session Info.  If you want to look over the sessions, dates, and fees before you register, check out these...

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