Author: Elana Rebitzer

Countering Isolation with Poetry

Poets use language as a means of connection and coping that makes the listener, in turn, feel just a little bit less alone.

Timekeeping on the Jewish Calendar

Could a physical planner make it possible to schedule a life fully in the secular world, while also respecting and appreciating the unique cycle of Jewish time?  Many different artists and creators from across the streams of Judaism have envisioned different answers to this same problem.

What Happens in the Real World Stays There

As MY campers get onto the buses to return to their families, they check Instagram and Snapchat, and catch up on the world they’ve been so removed from. And my 14- and 15-year-old campers are faced with the same ever-present realities of tragedy the rest of us are.