• Shabbat-O-Gram #1: Creating our Community


    As we planned for the Inaugural Summer of URJ 6 Points Sports Academy here in Los Angeles, before all the camp fairs and open houses, we began by asking: what does it mean to be a member of the 6 Points Sports community? What values will guide us in creating this unique, Jewish summer camp experience?

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  • It’s All About You!

    by Lori Hulak, Communications and Development Associate It’s all about you! You heard correctly camper, it is all about you. You don’t often hear that, do you? Well, it is, when it comes to the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ). 6 Points Sports Academy is a tight-knit family. We’ve grown together for the past four […]

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  • What is #GivingTuesday?

    Hanukkah and #GivingTuesday On the 1st day of Hanukkah was family, turkey and latkes; on the 2rd day was black Friday crowds; and today, the 5th day is cyber Monday for internet shopping. Hope everyone continues to get bargains galore. Tomorrow is a very special day! The 6th day of Hanukkah is #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday  is a […]

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  • Firefly Legacies, Session 3

    Three short summers ago, I walked into 6 Points as a scared, nervous boy. I was completely lost and didn’t know what to do with myself. I was very close to leaving with my parents, but luckily, I stayed.

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  • The 6 Points 10 Commandments

    Tina and Lauren summoned all the campers, staff and leadership team and said to them, “Hear, Oh 6 Points, the midot, the values, that we proclaim to you this session; study them and follow them faithfully!”

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  • Shabbat Blog Week 2, Session 2

    Session two at 6 Points Sports Academy started almost two weeks ago and brought an influx of campers, making it our biggest session ever with 230 young Jewish athletes.

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  • 6 Points on 6 Points

    As Jewish educators, just back from serving as the faculty at this remarkable camp, we did what many other camp faculty do: lead tfilot, tutor bnai mitzvah students, etc. We also put on our mitts, cleats, swimsuits, and helmets and worked out with the campers on the field, adding a whole new dimension to the idea of being accessible Jewish role models.

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  • Backstage with a 6 Points Song Leader

    One of the challenges we have had to overcome as a Jewish sports academy is balancing sports with a tradition that most URJ camps hold dearly: an incredibly rich music culture.

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  • Reflections from a Veteran Camper

    Determination. Honor. Humility. Compassion. Courage. Community. These are the six values of 6 Points Sports Academy that I have come to know. 6 Points has become my new summer home and it is there, at camp that I have felt the closest to God.

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