• V’hamideinu L’Chayim – How Ritual Refreshes Us


    From pregame rituals to postgame rituals, to bouncing the ball a certain number of times before a free throw, to the way a batter walks up to the plate, rituals are an important part of almost every sport.

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  • Bringing a Sports Perspective to Prayer


    In that moment, they reminded me that perhaps the most powerful part of being in the ready position, in competition or in prayer, is that unshakable feeling that your community is ready as well.

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  • A South African Rabbi in North Carolina


    Incredible coaching, supportive counselors and very engaged campers blew me away daily with their energy, passion and humor.  Hot and exhausting yet impressive.  And all the time. Like a heartbeat that you can hear if you listen carefully, was the pulse of the Jewish life, led so inspiringly by Coach J-Life herself, Jackie Gordon.

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  • 6 Lessons for the Summer


    Like Moses, we want our campers to leave us having grown into more confident, kind and courageous Jews, athletes and human beings. Here are six lessons we hope our campers take home with them:

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  • Aloha to Sportsmanship


    Surfing isn't about yourself, but rather appreciating the ocean, and the people who share it with you.

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  • Using a Growth Mindset to Achieve our Dreams


    We all have dreams, and for most of us, those dreams involve being perfect at whatever it is we may be doing.

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  • How Campers Learn to Take Pride in Their Jewish Heritage at 6 Points


    I think it is important for our campers to develop a strong Jewish identity in their Jewish heritage, Jewish culture and Jewish faith. I believe that taking pride in your heritage, culture and faith inspires you to live a more Jewish life and to find your own unique Jewish identity that no one can ever take away from you.

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  • The Importance of Teaching Intention as a Head Coach


    Working at 6 Points has been a valuable experience for me because of how important the 6 Core Values are to the overall coaching program. The value that I have stressed the most to the baseball players has been “Intention.” At camp, “Intention” is coupled with the Hebrew meaning behind the word, which is combined with Jewish values surrounding prayer and community.

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  • From Counselor to Head Coach: Coming Home to 6 Points


    I’m motivated in my return to the loving, supportive community and to give back to the place that provided such a strong foundation for me. I couldn’t be more excited to coach basketball during Session 3 and help create a wonderful experience for all once again.

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  • Spreading Hope, Creating Community


    A few of us had attended a Jewish camp as a child; several more had sent our children to Jewish camp; and for some of us this was our first day at a Jewish camp. But for all of us, love of Jewish camps is close to our hearts and supporting Reform Jewish camps is our mission.

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