Author: Brent Osborne

JCC Maccabi Sports Camp hits the road!

Posted by November 15, 2017 • Share:
 You’re invited to join us at one of our upcoming camp information sessions hosted by a current camp family in their home.
Check out the list of dates below and let us know which you’d like to attend. Once we receive your RSVP, we’ll pass along the address of the meeting.
These sessions are a great way to learn more about camp and have all your questions answered in an informal, no-pressure setting. Camp representatives, most often Camp Director Josh Steinharter, leads the session, giving you a chance to engage with camp leadership, meet current campers and parents, as well as other prospective new camp families.
If you are considering JCC Maccabi Sports Camp for summer 2018, we strongly recommend you attend one of these great events.
Likewise, if you would like to schedule your own parlor meeting, please contact us today. We are happy to set up a time to meet with you personally or for a group of friends. Making the decision to go to camp is an important one. We are more than happy to set aside the time to talk with you about what camp is best for your child and tell you about how we will support them as they embark on what is likely to be a life changing experience.
As a camp parent proudly reported, “Our kids had an exceptional experience at Maccabi. It has made a profound impact on them. It made them more resilient and more independent and we are grateful for all the staff has done to build this strong experience.”
We look forward to having you join us at one of these sessions and then at camp this summer!
Josh Steinharter

North Bay Fires: Strength in Community

Posted by October 12, 2017 • Share:

Our sincere thoughts and prayers are extended to all those affected by the North Bay wildfires that have spread across Northern California this week.

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that URJ Camp Newman has suffered unimaginable damage during the fires. In a statement posted on Facebook earlier this week, Newman revealed that the majority of their buildings and their property have been destroyed.

Camp Newman is a home away from home and a place of comfort, fun and spirituality for hundreds of children and adults. The destruction caused by the fires evokes powerful feelings of shock, sadness and vulnerability. Our heart aches for all of Newman’s campers, staff and alumni during this tragedy.

At JCC Maccabi Sports Camp, we truly believe there is great strength in community. We are committed to supporting Camp Newman in any and every way that we can during these times of sorrow. Additionally, there are some individuals and families within our own JCC Maccabi Sports Camp community who have been impacted by the fires. We are all part of the warm, inclusive, Jewish summer camp community whose members help to care for one another. As we know more information in the coming days, we will let you know how we can best help everyone in need via our Facebook page.

In the meantime, donations can be made to the Jewish Community Federation’s North Bay Wildfire Emergency Fund. All donations will be used to help Camp Newman and the many families affected by the fires.

May we display the strength of JCC Maccabi Sports Camp’s community as we support each other and our Camp Newman brothers and sisters during this difficult time.

Nakum u’vaninu— Let us rise up and rebuild.

With great sorrow,

Josh Steinharter
Executive Director