Lay Leadership and Professional Staff Development

About Day and Resident Camp Staff Training

We offer advanced training and professional development to camp staff that enhances their roles as Jewish educators and role models.

Chizuk (Strengthening): Jewish Programming Directors Strengthening Lekhu Lakhem – JCC Camps.

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To learn more, contact David Ackerman or Matt Abrams Gerber


Upcoming opportunities:

Description: See and interact with the new TAG materials for summer 2013 – including our unit on Kehillah/Community – so you can bring them back to your camp/JCC. Get trained in how to teach your staff to use TAG. Learn from and with Mandel Center for Jewish Education trainers and other JCC camp and youth professionals for this interactive day.

To register: click here!

What Is TAG?

TAG: Jewish Values through JCC Camping® is a curricular initiative designed to enrich the Jewish component of the JCC camping experience. TAG develops discrete Jewish content and programming units for day and resident camps, finding ways to integrate Jewish life, experience, and values into the fabric of camp. (TAG has also been effective in afterschool and other youth programming.) Each initiative has drama, discussion, games, art, music, storytelling, and Jewish text study components.
Locations and Dates:

Philadelphia: Thursday, February 7, 2013 (Kaiserman JCC, Wynnewood)

San Francisco Bay Area: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 (Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto)

Atlanta: Thursday, February 14, 2013 (Marcus JCC of Atlanta)

New York: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 (JCC Association Offices, Manhattan)

Chicago: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 (Mayer Kaplan JCC, Skokie)

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Fee: Free
Stipend: There will be a stipend of up to $400 to support your camp/JCC’s participation in a regional TAG seminar. This stipend is only for transportation and hotel, where necessary.

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