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(Virtual) Opening Day 2020!

(Virtual) Opening Day 2020!

Dear OSRUI 2020 camper families, Monday is a VERY big day... (how big is it?)  Monday is our first ever VIRTUAL OPENING DAY! All year, we have been looking forward to welcoming you to our physical camp home and even though we won’t be able to do it in person this...

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OSRUI Stands Against Racial Injustice

OSRUI Stands Against Racial Injustice

Dear OSRUI Community, In recent weeks, we have seen and heard from so many in our country, and community, who have faced racism and discrimination, and lost the lives of loved ones, because of the color of their skin. We say, unequivocally, that Black lives matter and...

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Dear Campers

Dear Campers

Dear Campers,  We asked our tzevet (staff) what they wish they could tell you right now. Below is what they said. "Heartbreak leads to growth" "I wish we could sing the moon song together!" "OSRUI is just a location, wherever your friends are becomes your home" "The...

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Important Information from OSRUI About Summer 2020

Important Information from OSRUI About Summer 2020

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Button_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] This letter to OSRUI 2020 families was sent to parents today (Thursday, April 30th).  See our 2020 Update web page for more information. Dear Camper Families,It is with a broken heart that...

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Staff Training Works for Parents Too

Camp Care Director Debbie Locketz talks about the teaching we use to train our staff and how much of it can be applied to parenting our kids during this unpredictable time.

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Where Are They Now? Alumni Spotlight on Rogie Sussman Faber

Recently we sat down with OSRUI Alum Rogie Sussman Faber When were you at camp? I was at camp 1981-1989:  Kallah Aleph, Chavurah Bet, Mosh Bet, 2 years of Chalutzim, Avodah '88 (the library move!), and Machon ’89.  I’m still tight with many people from camp. You are...

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Important Update from OSRUI

This letter from OSRUI Director Solly Kane was emailed to camper parents last Friday, March 20th. Dear OSRUI Families, Our camp is more than just a community. It is a year-round family that extends beyond the summer or a single season. Like any family, we celebrate...

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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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