The Jews of Summer: A Full Month of Camp in One Night!
Thursday, Jun 8, 2023
Thursday, June 8th, 2023
Live at the Weitzman
6:30 – 7:00pm Welcome Reception | 7:00 – 9:30pm Main Program
$10 Early Bird Special (Sale Through June 7) | $15 Tickets (June 8)
Join us at the Weitzman Museum for the wild, slightly unhinged book launch of The Jews of Summer: Summer Camp and Jewish Culture in Postwar America by Sandra Fox, a scholarly yet entertaining read on the history of American Jewish summer camps. Prepare to have fun while thinking about Jewish camping from the 1950s to the present. Please dress in summer camp clothes, be they the fashions of your youth or of your favorite post-WWII decade.
The event will not be a traditional book talk. Spend a night at the Museum revisiting your favorite summer camp activities including arts and crafts, Hebrew and Yiddish circles, Jewish dancing and singing, a Pride session, and even a color war. Attendees will be offered snacks and drinks inspired by camp, included with admission.
Produced by Tribe 12 in partnership with Camp Harlam, Camp Havaya, Camp Galil, Grad Network, Gratz College, Ramah Poconos, Reshet Ramah and the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History.