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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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First-Time Camper Dilemma:  Cabins or Tents?

First-Time Camper Dilemma: Cabins or Tents?

One of the questions we get asked most frequently by first-time camper parents, is “What’s the difference between Kallah and Tzofim?”  Campers entering 4th grade or older have a choice – Kallah (or Gesher for campers entering 6th or 7th grades) or Tzofim.  So, what’s...

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We’re Coming to a Congregation Near You!

The OSRUI team will be hitting the road and visiting congregations all over the area during the next few months.  We'd love to see you!  If you're a member of the congregation, we hope you'll come say hi while we're there!  If you're not a member but would like to...

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My Ovarian Cancer Journey: Surviving Through Summer Camp

My Ovarian Cancer Journey: Surviving Through Summer Camp

OSRUI Segel (faculty) member Vanessa Ehrlich was diagnosed with ovarian cancer last November. As her treatment (which included chemo, surgery, and more chemo) progressed, she realized that going to camp during Summer 2019 was her #1 short-term goal.

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What I Learned at a Jewish Camp in France

What I Learned at a Jewish Camp in France

Rafi Ellenson is a former camper, counselor, and unit head at OSRUI. In this blog from ReformJudaism.org, he talks about his experience this past summer as a staff member at Mahanetzer, a Jewish summer camp in the south of France.

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Beth Rodin Named New OSRUI Associate Director

Beth Rodin Named New OSRUI Associate Director

We are excited to announce that Beth Rodin will step into the role of OSRUI Associate Director this fall. Beth is no stranger to OSRUI, having grown up at camp as a camper, counselor and rosh eidah (unit head), as well as recently serving on faculty.

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Reflections on the End of Summer … Shabbat Shalom

Reflections on the End of Summer … Shabbat Shalom

The end of camp happens in the blink of an eye. After 11 weeks where each hour feels like a day, and the beginning feels like a distant memory, in 72 hours it all ends so quickly. OSRUI Director Solly Kane offers his reflections on the end of Summer 2019.

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A Postcard from Camp:  News from OSRUI Summer 2019

A Postcard from Camp: News from OSRUI Summer 2019

From the Director Dear OSRUI Community, Our summer season is winding down at camp, and we have had a great last two months with the more than 1,000 campers who called OSRUI home in 2019.  During their stay with us, we have helped campers grow, become more independent,...

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