URJ Camp Newman is a Reform Jewish summer camp in Santa Rosa, CA for children entering grades 3 to 12. Newman inspires campers to apply the Jewish values learned to their daily lives, bettering themselves, their communities and the world. More >
“Camp Newman helps us feel closer to God”. This is how I opened my dialogue with our 2013 leadership staff at our annual Spring retreat. You could have imagined the response. Even some of our Rabbinic students felt uneasy about this language and its timing (opening conversation). “God” talk is scary for many of us.