At Camp Newman, we strive to create sacred communities of living Judaism that endow children, youth and adults with a positive Jewish identity and community, personal growth & self-esteem and lifelong friendships & role models.
We inspire campers and staff to take camp home and apply the Jewish values learned to their daily lives, ultimately bettering themselves, their communities and the world. Guiding principles include Tikkun Olam (bettering our world) through Tikkun Middot (bettering ourselves); Gimilute Chasadim (acts of loving kindness); Betzelem Elohim (all humans are created in a divine image); Talmud Torah (love of learning for learning sake); Ahavat Israel (love of Israel).
The Newman Experience
Reform Jewish camping is an integral part of the Reform Jewish experience in North America. Since its establishment in 1947, the URJ Camp Newman Institute for Living Judaism has always maintained a unique culture of living Judaism. Our mission is to inspire campers and staff to take camp home and apply their Jewish learning to their daily lives, ultimately bettering themselves, their communities and the world.
We fulfill this mission by creating a spiritual oasis that bestows on campers and staff enhanced self-esteem, a more positive Jewish identity, a greater knowledge of Judaism and lifelong friendships. We create an enriching, enjoyable community of living Judaism for all ages, all seasons and all of life.