• Jewish Value of the Week: Hachnasat Orchim

    Explore our first Jewish value of the second session Hachnasat Orchim with Rabbi Erica Asch.


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  • Camper to Counselor to Leadership

    Crane Lake is a magical place where campers can journey all the way from Lower Nitzanim (9-10) to Olim (15-16). Then they have the option to go beyond to Israel with one another, and, eventually, to become Machon – our counselors in training – where they willlearn to provide the same magical experience that their […]


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  • Crane Lake Camp is Open Again!!

    The gates are open for Second Session 2019! Find your camper's bunk and watch the electricity in our community as we rev up for another amazing summer!


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  • Torah at CLC: Pinchas and the Calm After the Storm

    Assistnat Limud Director Chelsea Feuchs explores why intense and even action-packed moments in the Torah are often followed by slow, dull verse.


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  • You Matter at Crane Lake Camp (and everywhere else)!

    by Ira Wise, faculty member Every day at Crane Lake Camp is filled with fun and engaging activity. Sports, arts, drama and just hanging out with friends – like most summer camps – are a part of every camper’s experience. At CLC, there is a Jewish context that takes those same experiences a little further. […]


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  • Mini Maccabiah 2019

    Mini Maccabiah 2019 was one for the ages! When the corporates at Mini Maccabiah headquarters threatened to remove yellow from the competition based on performance, yellow teams of years past rebelled and entered under new colors! Read on to hear more about this colorful and competitive day!


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  • How to Create A Jewish Environmentalist

    by Shaina Morrel, Limud Specialist This week’s Jewish value is Ga’avah, or pride. At camp we feel pride in a lot of ways every single day, but this summer the word has taken on an entirely new meaning for me. On the first day of camp, I informed my campers of my new position as […]


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  • Kindness Coins: Building Our Culture of Kindness

    Cornerstone Fellows are emphasizing our Culture of Kindness through this special project!


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  • Balak: Building Praise-Worthy Communities

    Mah Tovu is a beloved piece of liturgy, words that have been set to countless tunes to open tefilah and set the tone of a service. These words are pulled from this week’s Torah portion, Balak, and they are a blessing given to the Israelite people by the diviner Balaam. In translation, the text reads, […]


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  • Jewish Value of the Week: Hakarat Hatov

    Listen to Rabbi Sara talk about our value of the week Hakarat Hatov (Gratitude)


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