• TORAH, TORAH, TORAH, TORAH!

    On Shabbat morning, OSRUI had the wonderfully unique opportunity to come together as an entire machane (camp), better, as a kehila (community) to bless, dedicate, and welcome a new Torah to camp with song, dance, and ruach.  Generously donated to camp by Rick and Perri Courtheoux, we gathered together to march the Torah into t’filot under a […]


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  • Alumni Weekends

    Over the past few Shabbats here at OSRUI, alumni have been invited to join together in Oconomowoc to take a deep breath, blow off some steam from the daily grind and reminisce about the good ole days at OSRUI for a weekend. Doesn’t matter if they went for two weeks or were a rosh eidah, […]


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  • Shabbat Shalom from OSRUI

    Before we get clean and we put on our Friday night best, before we join together in prayer, before we tune our guitar strings and warm up our voices, before we prepare to rest, we take a look back at the incredible week that was Week 6 of Summer 2016.


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  • Bicycle, Bicycle, Bicycle….

    Let’s check in on our amazing Tour L’Agam trip!   The only trip of its kind, Tour La’Agam (Tour to the Lake) is a spectacular bicycle ride on the Lake Michigan shoreline. You will bike hundreds of miles as you explore the byways, forests, dunes, and the simple enormity and beauty of the lake. Tour […]


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  • Stepping into History in Tzofim

    Here in Tzofim we are having a terrific time. Campers in Tzofim live in tents and eat outside. This is an incredibly unique unit, and is exceptional among Jewish camps all over the United States for the way in which these chanichim (campers) celebrate the rhythm and beauty of outdoor living. Rain or shine, chanichim and madrichim […]


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  • K-A-L-L-A-H KALLAH WOO S-E-G-E-L SEGEL WOO!

    By Kallah Gimmel Segel (faculty) Rabbi Richard Prass and Rabbi Phyllis Sommer The chanichim (campers) are doing great in Kallah Gimmel. They are energetic, flexible, and bring such great ruach (spirit). Even when the weather was extra-sticky, they enjoyed extra time at the agam (lake) and breycha (pool), and a little bit of air conditioning. […]


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  • Rolling…Rolling…Rolling on the River

    Chalutzim Rosh Eidah Hila Zrihen describes the amazing time everyone had on the Chalutzim Canoe Trip


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  • Memory Monday

    Let’s take a Memory Monday look back at all of the amazing events that took place during the first half of camp.


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  • While We Were Away

    During this past Shabbat, we welcomed more than 60 alumni back to camp, as well as several Board members who came to welcome them and attend our summer Board of Governors meeting. We also honored Associate Director Susan Alexander on her 18th "Chai" Summer at OSRUI.


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  • “May You Be Blessed As You Go On Your Way”

    This morning, Tour L’Agam departed for their two and a half week, 1,000 mile biking journey around Lake Michigan. We wish nothing but safety, health, happiness, joy, excitement, laughter, (safe!) adventure, and incredible tan lines.  Can’t wait to hear about all the amazing stories when they return!


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