BACK TO BLOG
September 25, 2017

Hurricane Maria: Help Our Families in Puerto Rico

Written By: Camp Judaea

Hurricane Maria: Help Our Families in Puerto Rico

Dear Camp Judaea Family,

L‘Shana Tovah to you and your family. As many of you know, the Puerto Rican community has been an integral part of the Camp Judaea family for over 50 years. Almost two dozen families from Puerto Rico currently send their children to CJ and many other CJ families are originally from or still have family living in Puerto Rico. We have been in touch with all of our families affected by Hurricane Maria, and fortunately they are all safe. However, many of our families are reporting significant damage to their homes, may not have electricity for an extended period of time, and are considering relocation so that their children can attend school. Simply stated, this hurricane has devastated the entire island, and it will take months (or possibly years) for the Puerto Rico community to rebuild.

We want to assist the Puerto Rico CJ community in any way that we can, so we have created a new scholarship fund called the CJ Hurricane Maria Scholarship Fund. This fund will go towards assisting Puerto Rican families in need of scholarship money to make sending their children to CJ a little easier while they rebuild their lives. Donate today to the CJ Hurricane Maria Scholarship Fund

In addition, we want to share with you some of the many ways that CJ families are currently assisting the relief efforts. We encourage you to reach out to them directly to provide assistance.
To name a few:

  • CJ Alumni David Solomiany, the Shub family, and other members of the CJ community are working with the Jewish Community Center of San Juan to help rebuild two local towns that were devastated by the hurricane. They are collecting and delivering water, food, and essentials for families located in these areas. Contact David (dsolomiany@kressgroup.com) for more information.
  • CJ Alumnae and camp parents Jennifer Zeuner and Vicky Cohen are working together with a group in Boca Raton, FL that is flying essential goods to those in need. You can click on this link to obtain a list of what supplies are needed most: PR Amazon Wish List. Contact Jennifer (jz@jenniferzeuner.com) or Vicky (coheymiami@gmail.com) for more information.

The CJ community is strong and committed to helping one another. After all, we call it the CJ family for a reason! Thank you for your continued support of Camp Judaea and for your help with our Puerto Rican families in need. We hope that you will consider making a donation to the CJ Hurricane Maria Scholarship Fund or reaching out to our alumni who are already coordinating relief efforts.

If you have any questions please contact our office or e-mail Walter (walter@campjudaea.org).

Shalom,
Camp Judaea

CATEGORIZED IN Alumni News

CATEGORIZED IN camp scholarships

Camp at Home COVID19 Summer Camp News
May 13, 2020

Summer 2020 Cancellation Resources

Written By: Camp Judaea

In response to COVID-19, Camp Judaea is sad to share that we have cancelled all onsite programming for the summer of 2020. In about a week, all enr

Summer Camp News
November 4, 2020

Camp Judaea Parents are Recognized as Philanthropists of the Year!

Written By: Camp Judaea

Each October, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation awards an individual with the JCAMP 180 Philanthropist of the Year Award. As the COVID-19 pandemic took

Camp Events Getting Ready for Camp
October 1, 2020

Where in the World is Camp Judaea? Upcoming Events

Written By: Camp Judaea

Virtual Events and Pop-Ups you won't want to miss! Also check out our Camp Judaea @ Home page for more year-round fun! Sunday, November 15

camp scholarships financial aid Summer Camp News
October 1, 2020

2021 Financial Aid Opportunities

Written By: Camp Judaea

Dear Camp Judaea Families, We have put together a list of potential grant and financial aid opportunities available to our families for Summer 2021

Camp at Home COVID19 Summer Camp News
May 13, 2020

Summer 2020 Cancellation Resources

Written By: Camp Judaea

In response to COVID-19, Camp Judaea is sad to share that we have cancelled all onsite programming for the summer of 2020. In about a week, all enr

Summer Camp News
November 4, 2020

Camp Judaea Parents are Recognized as Philanthropists of the Year!

Written By: Camp Judaea

Each October, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation awards an individual with the JCAMP 180 Philanthropist of the Year Award. As the COVID-19 pandemic took

Camp Events Getting Ready for Camp
October 1, 2020

Where in the World is Camp Judaea? Upcoming Events

Written By: Camp Judaea

Virtual Events and Pop-Ups you won't want to miss! Also check out our Camp Judaea @ Home page for more year-round fun! Sunday, November 15

camp scholarships financial aid Summer Camp News
October 1, 2020

2021 Financial Aid Opportunities

Written By: Camp Judaea

Dear Camp Judaea Families, We have put together a list of potential grant and financial aid opportunities available to our families for Summer 2021