Foundation for Jewish Camp

  • Marcus Foundation re-ups on camp “MBA” program

    The Atlanta-based Marcus foundation has re-upped on a grant to help better train leaders of nonprofit Jewish overnight camps. The foundation has given $850,000 to the Foundation for Jewish Camp to help give camp directors executive training through its Executive Leadership Institute. The program, which the FJC likens to an MBA program for camp directors,… More ▸

  • Some stats on Jewish camps

    The Foundation for Jewish Camp will release a significant study on the state of Jewish camp sometime in late summer or early fall, but as the Jewish nonprofit camp season starts, the foundation has released some preliminary data. According to FJC, camps this year are reporting flat or even increased enrollment despite the poor economy,… More ▸

  • Jewish camps hold steady, look to improve online presence

    Jewish camps hold steady, look to improve online presence: Some 500 representatives of 112 camps met March 14-15 in Jersey City, N.J., for the biannual conference of the Foundation for Jewish Camp.  The Jewish camping industry experienced a huge boon over the past decade. Yet a year ago many camps had serious concerns that the… More ▸

  • Cultivating the next generation of Jewish hippies

    The Foundation for Jewish Camp and has given a grant to a group of Jewish environmentalists to start a Jewish eco-camp on a campsite formerly owned by the UJA Federation of New York. JTA’s Dan Sieradski went up to the site to hang out and film the hippies environmentalists as they had a camp build… More ▸

  • Wanted: CEO for Foundation for Jewish Camp

    Now that Jerry Silverman is leaving for the UJC, the Foundation for Jewish Camp needs a new CEO. COO Maggie Bar-Tura will serve as the acting CEO while the organization searches, its president Skip Vichness told me this afternoon. A search committee is in place and it will consider candidates from both inside and outside… More ▸

  • UJC taps Silverman as new executive

    The umbrella organization of the North American Jewish federation system has hired Jerry Silverman, a key player in raising tens of millions of dollars for Jewish summer camps and a former business executive who helped popularize the Dockers brand, as its next president and CEO. More ▸