Judaism at Camp

Judaism at Mosh

Camp Mosh is an inclusive, intentional and inspiring youth-led Jewish community. With guidance from our youth leaders, campers create and shape their own Jewish community based on in the values of Gemilut Hassidim (loving kindness), Shivyon Erech Ha’adam (value and worth of every person) and Tikkun Olam (responsibility for repairing our world).

With a focus on Cultural Judaism, campers from diverse Jewish backgrounds and experiences come together to learn, play and create Jewishly in an environment of acceptance and joy. Mosh is home for campers of all Jewish backgrounds.

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At Camp Mosh, Jewish values are infused in camp programming and experiences throughout each day. From special programs such as our Tikun Olam service projects that allow campers to learn about current social issues facing the community through hands-on service projects, to our Tevah (Nature) programs that draw links between our beautiful natural surroundings and Jewish texts that support environmental justice, campers are able to explore their own connection to what it means to be a Jew in contemporary American society and further their own personal connection with Judaism.

rikud under the stars

Shabbat is a very important and special time of the week – many campers say it’s their favorite time of the week! Shabbat is a camp-wide experience that everyone shares in preparing. Friday afternoon begins with cleaning our selves and our spaces. Our musical Kabbalat Shabbat and delicious and spirited dinner are just the beginning of our Shabbat celebration. Each week a different age group creates an Oneg Shabbat or a show with songs, dances and a play. The night is capped off with Rikud (Israeli folkdancing) under the stars! Counselors guide campers in a Shabbat experience that is profound, original and intentional.

On Saturday, campers choose from a range of special Shabbat clubs, participate in discussion groups and leisure activities such as nature walks and swimming. We celebrate our love of music at Musicale where our campers share music and song. Shabbat culminates with a Havdallah service under the stars, an experience that is deeply profound. Once the stars are bright, it's off to our weekly medurah (campfire) for silly skits, folk singing and yummy treats!

Mosh campers gain a deep and joyful connection to Judaism and the Jewish people that extends far beyond summer camp!