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Koffman, David S. – Journal of Jewish Education, 2018
Indian play at North American Jewish summer camps offered three sets of overlapping lessons. First, by providing activities created and understood as respite from urban pressures, including donning and removing so-called primitive faux-tribal identities, camps reinforced Jewish urban, modernist values and virtues. Second, as Indian play…
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Summer Programs, Learning Activities
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Reimer, Joseph – Journal of Jewish Education, 2012
How do Jewish residential summer camps provide campers and staff with opportunities to learn and grow as Jews? Sales and Saxe (2004) have viewed this growth through the lens of their socialization theory. This article asks: Can there be more to the camp experience than being socialized into the norms and values of a well-aligned Jewish…
Descriptors: Drama, Recreational Activities, Jews, Audiences