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Monday, March 19 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Family Camp: Creating a partnership with Federation, local camps and ECCs

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The Jewish Federation launched the Family Camp Project in 2016. Knowing that immersive Jewish experiences are one of the most effective ways of building and strengthening Jewish identity, we wanted to expand the opportunities for Los Angeles families with young children to experience such weekends. By partnering with camps and matching them with early childhood centers and other organizations serving families with young children, we are able to offer affordable, nourishing, and Jewishly rich programming for families. Additionally, we provide training to increase the capacity of the camp and ECC staff to successfully run family camps. This session will serve to share guiding principles along with the learnings so far. Coupled with the Federation perspective, the audience will hear from two camp leaders (Shalom Institute and Camp Ramah in CA) as we discuss what this approach offers, the learning curve involved, and the way in which it introduces potential campers to the power of overnight camping.

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Allison David

Associate Camp Director; Director of Year Round Programs, Shalom Institute/Camp JCA Shalom
Allison serves as the Shalom Institute’s Director of Year Round Programs and the Associate Director of Camp JCA Shalom, after joining their year round team in 2007 as the Assistant Director. In addition to her summer camp role, she oversees and manages the Shalom Institute’s robust... Read More →
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Ariella Moss Peterseil

Camp Director, Camp Ramah in California
I have been in the world of jewish camping for 20 years. starting as a shlicha post army at ramah canada, i have worked as assistant, associate and camp director at ramah canada and california. I grew up in israel and have lived inToronto and Los Angeles for the last 12 years. I was... Read More →
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Shira Rosenblatt

Senior Vice President, Jewish Education and Engagement, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Shira Rosenblatt serves as the Senior VP for Jewish Education and Engagement in Federation's Ensuring the Jewish Future Strategic Initiative. In that role since January, 2013, she oversees all of the programs and initiatives from birth through high school. Prior to coming to Federation... Read More →

Monday March 19, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 4, Level 3