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ways we’re living wisely

Dance specialist Becky Sebo has spent this year volunteering in Qiryat Gat, Israel, teaching dance classes to Israeli teens. She spent a portion of the year teaching a special jazz class to a group of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish teens living together in Ramla. Becky choreographed a dance for her advanced hip-hop class that helped her students place first in a national dance competition!

Solel supervisor Jessie Bruder has spent the year volunteering for AmeriCorps through the Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Public Education Initiative. Jessie works with a corps of community volunteers tutoring children in Cleveland’s public schools. The tutors develop personal relationships with their students while working on reading skills. Our very own Jodi Sperling is a tutor in Jessie’s program. As part of her AmeriCorps stay, Jessie is spearheading the launch of the Camp Wise Library this summer to promote reading at camp!

For his Bar Mitzvah project, Noar camper Keeva Schneider is raising money to help build the new Camp Wise library! Jamie Semel asked that in lieu of gifts for her bat-mitzvah,

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donations be made to Camp Wise or the above-mentioned Public Education Initiative.

2010 SIT Israel trip supervisor, camp parent, and alum Kevin Levine will complete 3 marathons this year in honor of his daughter Lila who passed away at age 3 from Tay-Sachs disease. Kevin has raised over $10,000 through his racing for Columbus Jewish Family Services.

around the world. After three months living in Ghana working in schools and orphanages, she will be spending the rest of the year doing community service in Israel.

CW Alum Jordan Rothkopf spent ten days this winter in Israel as part of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland’s Engliyada program, teaching English to teens and adults in Bet She’an, Cleveland’s partner city.

Arts and crafts specialist Kari Semel will be spending next year volunteering

camp in style this summer

in CW gear!

Once upon a time there was a super cool camp with gear that was more stylish than The North Face, Abercrombie and J. Crew combined. All those who wore this camp’s gear had magical powers bestowed upon them, such as smiling and hugging all the time and an uncanny ability to turn anything into a cheer.

Check out all of the great items including song session tees, hoodies, hats, shirts,

and water bottles at our online store at www.campwise.org.

Rebecca Shankman and Kayla Giterman show their CW spirit in our ridiculously comfy gray sweatshirt

Mention that you want to wear your gear to celebrate Wise Wednesdays and receive 10% off your next order!

Orders can either be mailed to you or delivered to a camper at camp.


camp wise news | spring 2011

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