Dear 2020 OSRUI Segel,

Welcome to the segel (faculty) of URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute for Summer 2020!

We are so grateful that you have decided to spend part of your summer at camp and are looking forward to working with you in the coming months as we prepare for another great summer at OSRUI.  The segel at OSRUI is one of the unique parts of our camp experience.  Segel serve an important role as leaders, teachers, mentors, and cheerleaders for our campers and staff. Read more ...

Arrival at Camp
Faculty should arrive between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm the afternoon before they start working at camp. Please understand that if you arrive earlier than 2:00 p.m., your room may not be ready.  Arrival dates for the two-week sessions are:

Sunday, June 14
Sunday, June 28
Monday, July 13
Sunday, July 26

Please ask the Director Solly Kane or Rabbi Richard Prass if you have questions.

Doctors and nurses usually start and end on Sunday mornings for orientation with the previous week’s medical staff.

We regret we do not have space to house faculty or staff who would like to arrive early or stay beyond the close of their session.

There will be an orientation every two weeks for the arriving faculty, and you are invited! This is an opportunity for everyone to meet one another before the session starts.  You will receive a welcome email a few days before your arrival at camp that confirms the time of the orientation, gives arrival instructions, and your room assignment.

All faculty and adult staff living in the Lodge, Soref Center, and Bayit must fill out the Faculty/Staff Info Form in your CampInTouch account.  This form must be filled out no later than February 29th. 

If you have children attending overnight camp, day camp, or Chaverim, they must be registered through CampInTouch.  Once your Faculty/Staff Info Form is completed, we will apply your honorarium to your financial ledger.  Even if you have filled out faculty/staff forms in previous years, we still need updated contact information from you, exact arrival and departure dates, info so that we can apply your honorarium appropriately, and the other information.  Thank you!

OSRUI Faculty Handbook-- This is the 2020 edition.  Please read through it carefully.

Read the Faculty Honorarium Policy 2020, then fill out the Faculty/Staff Information form in your CampInTouch account so that your child/ren's account/s may be credited. Questions? Contact OSRUI's business manager JoAnn Sandoval:

Here's a list of additional items you may want to bring to camp:  Segel Supplementary Summer Packing List

Day Campers and Chaverim

Day Campers -- your children who are one grade level younger or the same age as the youngest campers in Atid or Kallah sessions may be day campers in that unit. Day campers must be registered through CampMinder on the OSRUI website just as overnight campers are. Read about Day Camper Registration, then contact Rachel Lyon at if you have questions.

Chaverim -- OSRUI's program for faculty and staff children too young to be regular or day campers. Chaverim campers are two years younger than overnight campers or younger. Week 1 - Kindergarten and younger Weeks 2-4 - 1st grade and younger Weeks 5-7 - 2nd grade and younger Week 8 - Kindergarten and younger

For more information, download the OSRUI Faculty Handbook.

The URJ requires all those in residence at camp to submit a completed URJ Medical Form and Immunization History in advance of your arrival. This form is also required for your spouse or other overnight visitors (children are registered separately and these forms are also required).  The form is available on your CampInTouch Forms Dashboard.  You must also fill out the online health form in CampInTouch for your anyone staying at camp overnight.

Please read the URJ Vaccine Policy 2020 for information on vaccine requirements for campers, staff, faculty, and their families attending URJ Camps and Israel Programs.