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Monday, March 19 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Beyond "Boys Side" and "Girls Side" - Gender Inclusion in Jewish Camping

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How do you create an inclusive camp community for people of all genders? Jewish camps that were founded on the assumption of a gender binary - for example having a "boys side" and "girls side" of camp - now encounter a wider array of gender identities amongst campers and staff, from transgender to gender fluid, gender non-conforming, and more. This reality challenges us as leaders to find ways to build an inclusive and safe community for all. Is your camp ready to welcome campers and staff of all genders, and how will you support their experience? Let's explore some of the challenges and opportunities together.

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Deborah Newbrun

Coach/Mentor/Teacher, Hiddur
Deborah Newbrun was the Director of Camp Tawonga for 26 years. Her career as a Jewish leader (particularly in Jewish environmental education) spans 30 years including 4 years as Hazon's Director in the Bay Area and one year as Keshet’s Interim Bay Area Director. Additionally, she... Read More →
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Jamie Simon

Executive Director, Tawonga Jewish Community Corp.
Jamie Simon is Camp Tawonga's executive director and has worked for the agency for over 16 years in various capacities including camp director for nine years. An expert in emergency preparedness as well as gender inclusion and teen health education, Jamie speaks at conferences and... Read More →

Monday March 19, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Laurel A-B, Level 4