The National School Boards Association recently released a report comparing the time U.S. students spend in school to the time spent in school in other countries — questioning the trendy notion that our schools would improve if we merely added time to the school day.... Read More
Muscular tension tends to form within the myofascial system, which is comprised of muscles and fascia (a thin layering that covers various organs and tissues) that run throughout the body. Tension in this system can come from things we encounter each day; stress (chemical, physical, emotional or psychological) or trauma, repetitive movement patterns, poor muscular condition, poor hydration and diet or bad posture.... Read More
Camp starts Monday and I know everyone will be packing their backpacks in the next 48 hours. Here are our top 5 things to remember for the first day of camp.... Read More
With summer almost here and the start of the new camp season, I am flooded with memories of my own time as a camper. Summers spent with other Jewish children, singing Hebrew and Yiddish songs, celebrating Shabbat in our mandatory white clothes are just a few of my memories.... Read More
Pizza. Pasta. Bread. Cake. Cookies. Muffins.
These are all forbidden foods we cannot eat at Passover. Just the thought that they are forbidden might make some of us crave them even more.
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88 days until camp! Yes you read that correctly.... Read More
Begun in 2001, the cosmic chicken is a rubber chicken that gets secretly passed from counselor bag to counselor bag in the Gadol Unit during the course of every day at camp. Getting caught with the chicken can be tragic, that is why the counselors go to great lengths to avoid getting caught with the chicken, even using campers as a diversion to aid their espionage as they pass the fowl.... Read More
Here at Camp Ruach, we have been hard at work planning for all that summer fun and we want to give you a taste of some the elective activities.... Read More
In 1986, I spent my first days and nights in camp as a 10 year old. I was a picky eater so I was hungry most of the week and I got home sick. I didn't like it much but I went back the following summer and for 5 more after that. Camp didn't end though because I joined the camp staff and I kept going for another 7 summers.... Read More
This week at the J, Swiped: How to protect yourself in a world full of scammers, Holiday Shopping Boutique, and...... Read More