Wasserman Schultz Opts Against Senate Run


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From The Bunk: Facilitating Inclusion At Camp

Editor's Note: Thanks to our friends at the Foundation for Jewish Camp for coordinating this series of blogs from camp. More voices to come!

Being a counselor in a sleep away camp for the first time is always a daunting job. In the days leading up, you wonder how in the world did these children's parents entrust us, a bunch of 16 and 17-year-old high school kids, to look after their precious cargo for 4 week? I don't know the answer to this question but I do know that despite this, parents keep sending their kids every summer; and for the right reasons.

In camp you learn a tremendous amount. You learn about yourself, other people or even a specific theme. Something Camp Moshava IO teaches is inclusion and I am a first hand witness of this. In my first year as a counselor, my fellow co-counselors and I had the privilege of having a very special camper in our bunk. She was a 10 year old girl, excited to start camp, just like everyone else.

The author at camp. Courtesy of Atara Friedman

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Jews as “Culture Brokers”


“What a paltry fisher town was Livorno before the admission of the Jews; what a loser is Lisbon since they have been lost to it!” 

The Green Millionaire, New York, 1915

Re-Imagining the Jewish World


The film opens in a small village in the Portuguese countryside: “Judeus? Judeus?” The director asks where the Jews live and sure enough, everyone in this village—which seems not to have changed very much since 1497, when Portugal’s Jews were forcibly converted—can identify them. Thus begins Frederic Brenner’s The Last Marranos, a film about the community of anusim, the descendants of forced converts who clandestinely maintained Jewish belief and practice for centuries in their native village of Belmonte in Portugal.

History’s Ultimate Nomads.  Directed by Shaul Keslassi. 2010.

New Research at the Center

GRADUATE Fellows for the 2011-12 Academic Year:


Mina Muraoka (Brandeis University)
Dr. Sophie Bookhalter Fellow in Jewish Culture
“Jews and the Russo-Japanese War: The Triangular Relationship between Jewish POWs, Japan, and Jacob H. Schiff”

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