Why strong afterschool programs matter

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

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.

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Fitness Focus - Biceps

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Got Pain? Then Roll with It!

Monday, December 10, 2012
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

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.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
Muscle groups: Core, Chest, Anterior Deltoids, Triceps Benefits: Increased core stability and strength. Beginner: Modified Plank HOW TO DO IT: Kneel down on all fours, ...... Read More

Top 5 Things to Remember as Camp Starts.

Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

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.

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Jewish Summer Camp - Did You Go?

Posted by: "Shalom" Stacey(aka Stacey Herman) on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

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.

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Passover and the Foods we eat(or don't)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Posted by: "Shalom" Stacey(aka Stacey Herman) on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

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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Camp is coming!

Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

88 days until camp!  Yes you read that correctly.

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Camp Traditions - The Cosmic Chicken

Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, February 24, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

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.

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2012 Electives

Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 1:30:00 pm Comments (0)

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.

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How summer camp shaped my life.

Posted by: Ken Kaus on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

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.

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New Website

Posted by: Paige on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 8:01:00 pm Comments (1)
We are so excited for our new website and Camp Blog. I can't wait to hear from you! Check out all the cool features and pictures! Register until this Sunday, September 18 ...... Read More

This Week at the J: 10/30 to 11/6

Wednesday, November 30, -1
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, November 30, -1 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week at the J, Swiped: How to protect yourself in a world full of scammers, Holiday Shopping Boutique, and... this-week-image

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