• Dedicating our Outdoor Sanctuary

    by Melissa Buyer-Witman, Eisner & Crane Lake Faculty Dean On Friday, July 19th, our Alumni, faculty, board members, generous supporters, leaders in the movement along with campers, and staff all gathered together to dedicate and celebrate our recently revitalized outdoor sanctuary. Nothing could stifle the sense of community or gratitude we felt in coming together, […]


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  • Jewish Value of the Week: Kehillah

    Rabbi Darcie Crystal of Hebrew Union College spoke beautifully on the Jewish Value of kehillah - community. Here is what she had to share at tefillah.


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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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  • Torah at CLC: Korach and Justice Models

    by Chelsea Feuchs, Assistant Limud Director This week’s Torah portion is Korach and, to be honest, it’s diffuclt to explain to young campers. Essentially, a man named Korach instigates a rebellion against Moses and, as a result, is swallowed up by the earth along with his biggest supporters. The punishment is swift and brutal, and […]


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  • Where We Come Together

    Praying outside in our outdoor sanctuary is a unique and special experience at camp! Watch our video to hear why it is so meaningful to campers and staff.


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  • CLC and the Power of Perseverance

    Faculty member Rabbi Marci Bellows shares her reflections on our campers' perseverance and the Jewish people's endurance, in honor of this week's Jewish value of the week: Netzach.


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  • Yoga In the Meadow

    Join us in The Meadow for a look into Crane Lake's Yoga program!


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  • What Are You Grateful For?

    Watch Nitzanim's original song, "I Am Grateful," about all the things they are thankful for at camp!


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  • Shoftim: Pursuing Justice and Valuing One Another

    The word “Shoftim” is well known to Crane Lake campers as they sing to Fight Song and Maccabiah judges during our special events at camp.  This week’s parasha is also called Shoftim, and holds a wealth of meaning that can be applied to camp.  Maya and Madison K., long time Crane Lake campers, shared these beautiful […]


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  • Jewish Value Reflections of Summer 2016

    A glimpse into the Jewish Values of CLC at Shabbat Services.


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