From Alan S. Kaplan, Program Facilitator, on behalf of Len Robinson, asking for help in spreading the word about this program:
Dear Chaplains and Concerned Members of the Jewish Community — please help:
It’s that time of year again! When we start to emerge from winter’s frigid grip, it is time to remember those warm, glorious camp days … what a blessing!
Thanks to you, our program to enroll the camp-age relatives of Jewish women and men serving in the U.S. military has grown in scope and benefited many:
- Children in the program have attended Nah-Jee-Wah, Cedar Lake, and Teen Camp in Milford, PA
- West Point Cadets in boot camp, under the religious guidance of Rabbi Shmuel Felzenberg, spent their Basic Training completion weekends in the cottages of Cedar Lake, enjoying the recreational facilities and kosher food at Milford, PA
Sounds too good to be true? Check out these references:
From Beitler, Alan COL MIL USA MEDCOM KACH
I want to add my appreciation for this program. Last summer I was deployed to Afghanistan. We dropped the girls and I left a few days later. It was very reassuring to know that they were in a comfortable, fun, nurturing Jewish environment during the summer. The girls loved camp!
I recently returned and I’ve heard many stories about their camp friends and experiences. They can’t wait to return to Cedar Lake this summer.
So, thank you for your generosity to our service members and their families. We really appreciate it!!
Like Ruth, I will be happy to help. Just let us know how we can be of assistance.
Best wishes, Alan
I would be more than happy to write a reference. We will do what we can to spread the word. I will also pass this to our two army Rabbis who will be able to pass to their contacts as well.
We are so thankful for this program and we know that Eliyana and Hannah absolutely love this camp!!!!!
Please let us know how else we can help you.
Ruth Margolies Beitler, Ph.D.
Professor of Comparative Politics
Director, Conflict and Human Security Studies United States Military Academy
Learn more at www.njycamps.org or call (973) 575-3333 x112 Sept to May or (570) 296-8596 x100 June to August.
And please share this information with others!