From the Camp Clipboard: Staff Recognition Through Fiterman ‘Kol Hakavod’ Award

Jacqui Kalin, Staff Life and Development   Herzl Camp has a long tradition of recognizing outstanding staff with the Fiterman Kol Hakavod Award.  Staff members vot...

From the Camp Clipboard: B-i-k-k-u-r-i-m, Bikkurim!

Gary Kibort, Executive Director   The day has come: B-I-K-K-U-R-I-M, Bikkurim Bikkurim is a love/hate thing.  Some staff love it, some staff hate it. Whether I ...

From the Camp Clipboard: B’yachad Makes Up for Lost Summer

Hannah Gilfix, Tzrif Life Coordinator   Last week, B'yachad had the opportunity to experience a few traditions that they would have experienced in Kadimah last year...

From the Camp Clipboard: The Last Dance Shabbat

Rabbi Justin Held, Director of Jewish Education Shabbat Shalom! It is B'yachad Shabbat! We are so excited to see our oldest campers lead the whole camp in Shabbat. The...

From the Camp Clipboard: IT’S AN ANNOUCEMENT!

Gary Kibort, Executive Director   How great it is to make this ANNOUNCEMENT!!! So great that I will risk being tossed in the lake in order to use that word! ANNO...

From the Camp Clipboard: 16 Summers Strong with Gary Kibort

Gary Kibort, Executive Director   At camp and in life, we all have our parts to play.  At camp (and maybe in life), our parts are always changing - certainly summe...

From the Camp Clipboard: Collecting Stories Through Camp

Rabbi Justin Held, Director of Jewish Programming   Shabbat Shalom! I am SO excited for our Tasters, and all first year campers to experience their first Herzl C...

From the Camp Clipboard: Fun Shines Through the Heavy Dew

Hayley Wizig, Tzrif Life Coordinator   Even the heavy dew can't get us down! Our day took a bit of a turn with the rain coming in, but our staff pulled out the Herz...

Video Blog: The Campers are HERE!!!

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Video Blog presents Week 2!

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Video Blog presents Week One!

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Video Blog presents the Kadimah Play!

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From the Camp Clipboard: Judaic Learning Programs Thrive

Rabbi Held, Director of Jewish Education   Shabbat Shalom! We are halfway through our summer. Session Aleph has come and gone. We are anxiously waiting to welcom...

From the Camp Clipboard: 4th of July, Herzl Style!

Hayley Wizig, Tzrif Life Coordinator Happy 4th of July, everyone!!! We here at camp celebrated Independence Day in traditional Herzl fashion - with tons of schtick and ...

From the Camp Clipboard: Finding Courage at Camp Through Parshat Pinchas

Rabbi Justin Held, Director of Jewish Education   Shabbat Shalom Herzl Community!  Here we are on our final Shabbat of session Aleph in 2021. We’ve had an ama...

From the Camp Clipboard: Camping and Canoeing with Kadimah

Hannah Gilfix, Tzrif Life Coordinator   The Kadimahniks are on their way back to camp from a successful Kadimah canoe trip! Every summer, the Kadimahniks spend the b...

From the Camp Clipboard: The Specialness of Being a Specialist

Lev Gringauz, Rosh (Head) Specialist   Every week, during Shabbat services, there’s a prayer we do called “Ma Rabu". The main words of the prayer — ma rabu ma...

News From the Camp Clipboard: B-I-K-K-U-R-I-M, Bikkurim!

Hayley Wizig, Tzrif (Cabin) Life Coordinator   B-I-K-K-U-R-I-M, Bikkurim! That’s right, folks, color wars came to Herzl Camp this weekend. The news broke Saturday...

From the Camp Clipboard: Getting Back on the Right Track

Gary Kibort, Herzl Camp Executive Director   Well, I wish I could say that reopening camp would go off without a hitch… But, unsurprisingly, a summer away, a glob...

From the Camp Clipboard: Camp Through the Lens of Parshat Balak

Shabbat Shalom Herzl Community!  I cannot believe it is already our second Shabbat of the session! So many amazing things have already happened, and so many more will happ...