Our Philosophy

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We elevate The Arts and Judaism as interconnecting sparks, inspiring campers, faculty and staff to work toward transformational change in their lives and communities.


With Judaism’s wisdom and wonder as a foundation for innovation, expression and resilience, we are creative artists who:

Creativity, יְצִירָה (Yetzirah)

Immerse ourselves in creation in diverse ways, recognizing and cultivating our unique gifts to continually contribute to the design of a world still in formation.

Curiosity, סַקרָנוּת (Sakranut)

Embrace the Jewish tradition of continuous learning and discovery.

Grit, אֹמֶץ לֶב (Ometz Lev)

Display courage and resolve, drawing on strength of character to journey beyond our comfort zones.

Collaboration, שִׁלּוּב (Shiluv)

Work together with others. We seek and value their contributions, while also offering our own insights and perspectives.

Craftsmanship, מְלָאכָה (M'lacha)

Concentrate on the quality of our efforts, holding process in balance with performance.