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Summer is on the horizon, and that means one thing for Jewish children – camp! Anyone who has experienced the fun and excitement of sleepaway camp knows its lasting impact.

Each year, through the Carole Rabinowitz Youth Jewish Experience Fund and the Joan and Peter Wells and Rebecca Linville Family, Children, and Youth Fund, families have the opportunity to apply for scholarship money to offset the cost of sleepaway camp. Scholarship applications are accepted from the end of December until the end of February; awards are announced in March.

Carole Rabinowitz Youth Jewish Experience Fund

As a child, Carole Rabinowitz (of blessed memory) endured some hardship after her mother became ill with tuberculosis. Carole moved to Cincinnati to live with family, but always looked forward to summers at Camp Livingston.

She told her husband Bernie these experiences at sleepaway camp were very important in shaping her Jewish identity. The friendships she formed at Camp Livingston and the people she met helped her get through some difficult times.

It was these experiences that led Carole’s family to open the Carole Rabinowitz Youth Jewish Experience Fund in her memory. “We hope that children in Dayton will get as much out of sleepaway camp as Carole did,” says Bernie.

We hope that children in Dayton will get as much out of sleepaway camp as Carole did.

~ Bernie Rabinowitz
Community Lay Leader

We hope that children in Dayton will get as much out of sleepaway camp as Carole did.

~ Bernie Rabinowitz
Community Lay Leader

We hope that children in Dayton will get as much out of sleepaway camp as Carole did.

~ Bernie Rabinowitz
Community Lay Leader

The Joan and Peter Wells and Rebecca Linville Family, Children, and Youth Fund

Peter Wells is a staple of Jewish Dayton. He began working for the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton in 1973, retiring as the Executive Vice President in 2006. During his tenure, he was a tireless advocate and supporter of Jews in Dayton and Israel. He was passionate about the Jewish people and bettering their lives.

A fund celebrating the retirement of Peter was established in December 2006, with the purpose of providing support to programs for Jewish children and youth in the Dayton Jewish community.

Although Peter retired over a decade ago, he is still an invaluable asset to our community. Federation CEO Cathy Gardner has developed a wonderful friendship with Peter. “When I first got here, Peter came by to visit and within ten minutes I knew that I had a new friend and a brilliant advisor whose wealth of information has enhanced the establishment of my relationships,” says Cathy. “When I work with Peter, it shows that history has meaning.”

It is that continuity that the fund seeks to advance by helping send Jewish youth to summer camp.

There are a multitude of ways your children can participate in summer camps and summer programming. Camp programs in Ohio and all over the Midwest offer a wide variety of experiences and activities to fit your needs. If you would like more information about camps, please contact our JCC Program Manager at 937-401-1550 or mhattenbach@jfgd.net for more information.

For more information on Camp Scholarship Funds or LIFE & LEGACY, please contact Janese Sweeny, Foundation Director at (937) 401-1542 or jsweeny@jfgd.net.

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