Summer on the Road

It’s that time of year again: grades are in, transcripts are done, and the classrooms at Kibbutz Tzuba are quiet. But the summer is still eventful and fully packed for our senior staff, some of whom will be working with our partner program, NFTY in Israel.

In addition, Rabbi Loren Sykes (school principal) and David Solomon (assistant principal) will be touring around to a number of our URJ Camps meeting and engaging with alumni and prospective students alike.

Summer 2019 Camp Tour Schedule

June 20: David at Greene Family Camp

June 23: David at Camp Newman

June 29: David at Jacobs Camp

July 1: David at GUCI

July 7: David at Camp George

July 10: David at Camp Kalsman

July 13: David at Camp Harlam

July 16: Loren at Jacobs Camp

July 17: David at Eisner & Crane Lake Camps

July 18: Loren at GUCI

July 19: Loren at OSRUI

July 23: Loren at Camp Newman

July 28: Loren at Coleman

July 30: Loren at Camp Harlam

July 31: Loren at Crane Lake Camp

August 1: Loren at Eisner Camp


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