Tired of Technology? Unplug Next Shabbat, Camp-Style!

Every summer, many of our children and teenagers enjoy exciting, poignant, and unique Shabbat experiences at Jewish overnight camp. Summer is still several months away, but this weekend, communities across North America will reconnect to Shabbat in creative, meaningful ways on Reboot’s National Day of Unplugging, March 4-5.

For 25 hours, families of all backgrounds will unplug, re-embrace a day of rest, and revitalize Shabbat by turning off their cell phones, computers, televisions, and iPods for 25 hours and reconnect with each other and their communities.

This year, the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s One Happy Camper program is sponsoring the National Day of Unplugging. In anticipation of summer camp Shabbat celebrations, they have shared 14 creative ways to unplug at home, camp-style. Pass it along to your friends, families, and colleagues, and get ready to unplug!

The National Day of Unplugging is part of Reboot’s ongoing project, the Sabbath Manifesto (SabbathManifesto.org)-a creative project rooted in the tradition of the Sabbath and designed to slow down lives in an increasingly hectic world.

If you know a child that has never been to overnight Jewish camp, they can get $700, $1000, or $1500 off their first summer at camp through the One Happy Camper program. Apply now, and give them a summer full of friendships, fun, and Shabbat experiences that they will never forget.

About Wendy Aronson

Current position: Assistant Executive Director at the Boulder JCC. Formerly was the JWest Program Director at the Foundation for Jewish Camp, worked for CAJE staffing the IST trip and B'nai Tzedek program, and was CU Boulder Hillel's first JCSC Fellow.

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