Ep. #84: Like The Time We Lost Color War Because I Was Hopped Up On No Doz

Rogue Shul, long before they became a Twitter sensation (Ellie, pictured left, and Caroline, pictured far right) Rogue Shul creators Caroline Dorn and Ellie Klein Goldman amassed a huge following on Twitter over the past few years with their satirical, incisive look at the lives of Jewish professionals and their trials and tribulations. Naturally, they … Continue reading Ep. #84: Like The Time We Lost Color War Because I Was Hopped Up On No Doz

Ep. #82: Like The Time My Campers’ Prank Got Featured In A National Publication

Both Jonah Platt and our host played the role of Tevya in Fiddler On The Roof. One of us successfully. Jonah Platt is a talented actor, singer, writer, and director, and comes from a long line of both performers and camp-goers. He joins our latest episode to discuss controversial camp pranks, a terrifying story of … Continue reading Ep. #82: Like The Time My Campers’ Prank Got Featured In A National Publication

Ep. #80: Like The Time We Sang My Song In Front Of The Entire Camp

Behold, the power of the songleader Mark Young spent his formative summers at Camp Wise in Beachwood, OH, where he learned the power of song and also the value of keeping the camp staff happy. We talk about how he became a songleader, the powerful feeling you get when people sing a song you wrote, … Continue reading Ep. #80: Like The Time We Sang My Song In Front Of The Entire Camp

Ep. #77: Like the Time Our “Spontaneous” Cabin Raids Led to Ice Cream Parties

Ted Deutch (right), rocking the jean cutoffs like a BOSS at Ramah Poconos Before becoming a politician serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida's 22nd District, Ted Deutch was a camper like you and me, spending his summers at Ramah Poconos in Lakewood, PA. In our latest episode Ted joins to talk about … Continue reading Ep. #77: Like the Time Our “Spontaneous” Cabin Raids Led to Ice Cream Parties

Ep. #76: Like The Time I Learned To Sing All The Songs Backwards

Denise Eger (middle), showing off her songleading skills Rabbi Denise Eger has been an agent of change throughout her professional life, blazing trails and being a staunch advocate for civil rights and inclusion for the LGBTQ+ community. Some of what got her started down that path was the time she spent growing up and forming … Continue reading Ep. #76: Like The Time I Learned To Sing All The Songs Backwards

Ep. #75: Like the Time I Called an Evening Program Infantile To Get Out of Going

Sara Beth Berman, ready to run sh*t If you've been watching our game show Jewish Geography Zoom Racing, you've probably become familiar with Sara Beth Berman (aka SBB), whose deep ties to the summer camp community have given her an extensive rolodex of contacts that often get called upon during game play (how effective those … Continue reading Ep. #75: Like the Time I Called an Evening Program Infantile To Get Out of Going

Ep. #74: Like The Time We Were Both More Popular At Home Than At Camp (How???)

Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern are the creative forces behind The Gefilteria and recently produced The Great Big Jewish Food Fest, an amazing virtual food festival that took place - entirely virtually - in May. In our experience, that kind of creativity often has a camp background behind it, and the two of them proved … Continue reading Ep. #74: Like The Time We Were Both More Popular At Home Than At Camp (How???)

Ep. #73: Like the Time We Directed A Documentary About Summer Camp Called Crip Camp

Jim LeBrecht, enjoying life at Camp Jened in the 1970s Jim LeBrecht was having lunch with documentary filmmaker Nicole Newnham one day and happened to mention the summer camp he went to, Camp Jened, in the early 1970s. He thought it was a story worth telling, and Nicole agreed. The result of their work is … Continue reading Ep. #73: Like the Time We Directed A Documentary About Summer Camp Called Crip Camp

Ep. #72: Like the Time Everyone Shut Up Because Something Beautiful Was Happening

We're 72 episodes into Campfires and Color Wars, and we've chatted with many different flavors of camp couples. Couples who met at camp, couples where one went to camp and one didn't, and couples who went to different camps and haven't decided yet where to send their kids. Jamie Beth Cohen and Sam Schindler both … Continue reading Ep. #72: Like the Time Everyone Shut Up Because Something Beautiful Was Happening

Ep #66: Like the Time I Got to Rap the Ad Rock Part of Paul Revere

With as much as we've talked about the state of modern-day camping lately, we thought it would be great to get the perspective of someone who is currently in the thick of it. Which is why we were so glad to have Ben Lieberman, a long-time camper and current staff member at Camp Gilboa, join … Continue reading Ep #66: Like the Time I Got to Rap the Ad Rock Part of Paul Revere