• Shabbat Shalom from OSRUI

    Shabbat Balak 2016 What an incredible fifth week it has been at OSRUI and first week for almost 371 campers. After an amazing and beautiful opening day, our chanichim (campers) moved into their eidot (units) with the help of our wonderful madrichim (counselors), moomchim (specialists), and segel (faculty). After a week of climbing etgar (challenge), […]


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  • From The Desk of Our Rashei Eidot (Unit Heads)

    Let’s check in with our Rashei Eidot to see how the new session at OSRUI is going….   Naomi Segal (Kallah): “And we are off (!) to an incredible Kallah Gimmel 2016 session! Yesterday, 80 enthusiastic chanichim (campers) moved into Kallah, which will be their home for the next three weeks. Although we have many returning […]


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  • Opening Day is The Best Day!

    Let’s take a look at the sights and sounds of opening day!


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  • Lets Take a Trip Down Minion Memory Lane…

      Let’s take a look back to our incredible first session talent show, Minionsibah, put on and hosted by our incredible Tiferet Aleph!


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  • Yom Israel: The Israeli Story is Me

    by Maayan Sharon, our Rosh Mislachat (head Israeli) Israeli day was a little bit different this summer. We wanted each camper to hear an Israeli story that they can relate to, a story that shows the face of Israel. Each Eidah (unit) learned about an Israeli and their story who did something amazing in their life, a story […]


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  • Goin’ to the Zoo Zoo Zoo, How About You You You

    By Molly Fortnow, a incoming freshmen at the University of Chicago and a machon (CIT) in Kallah What do you do when you’ve already been at camp for a week and you want to shake it up for a day? Why not bring some animals into the mix? So, on Tuesday, a beautiful, sunny day, […]


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  • “I didn’t know rabbis played basketball!”

    by Rabbi Toby Manewith, Director of Education and Temple Emanuel in Chicago, and Tiferet faculty As I walked into the sports center filled with all of the Tiferet chanichim (campers) waiting for their evening program to begin, I noticed a pick-up game underway. There were four chanichim  against three moomchim (specialists). Though the specialists clearly […]


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  • Update on Camper Departure and Yom Horim

    It is raining heavily in Oconomowoc and there are thunderstorms predicted throughout the day. Here are updated instructions regarding departure and Yom Horim.


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  • The Mystery of Cheeto the Micro-Horse

    They called their Rosh Eidah, “Grandpa.” That is how the story began. The rosh, Evan, who is 21, then decided to tell a story to his Tiferet campers as if he was, “Grandpa.” e told about his time in the war, and his struggles along the way, and his adventures witha micro horse named Cheeto.


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