• My Israel Story: Shahar P.

    This is the third installment of our “My Israel Story” series. All week, we’ll be sharing personal photos and stories from our staff about their connection to Israel in honor of Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) on May 10-12. We look forward to sharing even more of our Israel stories and experiences […]


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  • My Israel Story: Lisa T.

    This is the second installment of our “My Israel Story” series. All week, we’ll be sharing personal photos and stories from our staff about their connection to Israel in honor of Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) on May 10-12. We look forward to sharing even more of our Israel stories and […]


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  • My Israel Story: Jen H.

    This is the first installment of our “My Israel Story” series. All week, we’ll be sharing personal photos and stories from our staff about their connection to Israel in honor of Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day) on May 10-12. We look forward to sharing even more of our Israel stories and […]


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  • 5 Lessons Learned from Olim Fellowship

    “I miss Olim Fellows already,” I said last week on the bus home to New York from the final Olim Fellowship retreat at camp. My friends surrounding me on the bus agreed. The Olim Fellowship program is more than just a reason to see your camp friends during the school year (although, who’s complaining?)


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  • Vayak’heil: Camp-Inspired Discussion Questions for Your Shabbat

    Shabbat Shalom! We are thrilled that so many Crane Lakers are celebrating Shabbat Across America this Friday night by inviting members of our community into their homes for Shabbat dinner! No matter where or how you are enjoying Shabbat this week, we want to offer you the chance to learn some Torah and reflect on its relevance for camp.


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  • A letter to campers from their counselor, an IDF soldier

    Avital Goshen was one of our Israeli counselors this past summer, and she came to camp while she was in active duty in the Israeli Defense Force.  Over the summer, she was granted the rank of lieutenant in the army, which we presented to her in front of all of camp!  As she was released from the […]


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  • Meet Shahar: Our year-round shaliach

    Shahar Peled is Crane Lake’s year-round shaliach, working in partnership with Temple Israel in New York City.  This post is excerpted from an article originally published in the Chronicle, Temple Israel’s monthly bulletin. Shahar Peled was born and raised in Maccabim, Israel. He served three years as a combat soldier in the Israeli paratroopers brigade. Before his […]


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  • Israel Shabbat-O-Gram 7/21

    Shabbat Shalom from group nine! Time for some more monotonous rhymes. Last week we waved goodbye to the desert sand, traveling to the heart of the Holy Land.


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  • Crane Lake News – Live Reporting from Camp

    If you thought the Daily Bubble was great, check out the Crane Lake News, featuring our campers!


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  • “I Wish You an Incredible Summer,” A Letter From Josh Berlin

    Josh Berlin is a former Crane Lake Camp staff member and camper and currently serves as the vice chair of the Crane Lake Camp Alumni Committee. Dear Debby, Greg and the entire 2013 CLC Camp Staff, I write this email with a fair amount of jealously as you near the opening of summer 2013.  I […]


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