Mitzvah Day 2017: Merry Mitzvah Everyone!

Mitzvah Day 2017 was a wonderful day of service for our community to make a difference in the Durham and Chapel Hill communities, with contributions including: 31 trees planted with the Durham Office of Sustainability 145 dog toys made for APS 3600 diapers sorted and packaged for the NC Diaper Bank 6 bags of trash, Read on! →

Wait, there’s a “cheesecake holiday”?

Did you know that people (jokingly) call the holiday of Shavuot “the cheesecake holiday”? Shavuot comes in the spring, this year from sundown May 30 to sundown June 1. It has both agricultural significance as the first fruit harvest and historical significance celebrating receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai, after 40 years wandering the desert Read on! →

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! 3 things to know and 3 ways YOU can help

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month! Did you know that 1 in 10 children will experience child sexual abuse before his or her 18th birthday? Here are some ways the JCC works to protect children… Camp and childcare staff get training on child sexual abuse awareness and response There are organization-wide policies for conduct with Read on! →

Mitzvah Day 2016: Diapers and Flashcards and Soup, Oh My!

Mitzvah Day 2016 was a wonderful day of service for our community to make a difference in the Durham and Chapel Hill communities. Mitzvah Day is in its 11th year, but it’s the first time it has been on the first day of Hanukkah! Here are some of the “Mitzvakkah” accomplishments: 50 trees planted with Read on! →

Camp Shelanu’s LIT program grows leaders!

We at Camp Shelanu have been lucky to have a group of wonderful Leaders in Training (LITs) at camp this summer. With 12 LITs aged 13-16, this is our largest LIT cohort ever! Our LITs spent 2 weeks learning how to develop and improve the leadership skills that will serve them well as they undertake new and Read on! →