• Specialist Week Highlight: Nimi, Ropes Instructor

    Meet Nimi, an Israeli Ropes Instructor, and find out the differences between a kibbutz and a moshav!


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  • My Israel Story: Tara L.

    This is the fourth 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: 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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  • 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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  • A Tish’a B’av Reflection from our Israeli Mishlachat

    Throughout Jewish history, the Jewish people have had to face other nations forcing us to fight. Today, Tish'a B'av, we remember these hardships.


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  • Israeli Mishlachat Turn Crane Lake Blue and White

    On Saturday night, the sixteen members of the Israeli Mishlachat gave all of our campers a little taste of Israel. When they entered the Chadar Ochel, they heard the sound of modern Israeli music, and saw that the entire place was adorned in blue and white.


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  • Final Israel Shabbat-o-gram

    Shabbat Shalom Crane Lake Camp! Last night was our last night, today our last day


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