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Coming Events

 CAMP ALONIM
 Session 1
 
June 19-July 1, 2007
 Mini Camp
 
June 24-July 1, 2007
 Session 2
 
July 3-July 22, 2007
 Session 3
 
July 24-Aug. 12, 2007

 Gan Alonim Day Camp
 
Begins June 18, 2007
 
Ends August 10, 2007

 

 

 
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BCI Summer Programs 2007

BLI: Bardin Leadership Institute (ages 24-32): June 13-24
BCI Classic: July Aliyah (ages 18-26): June 27-July 22


BCI invites young Jewish adults aged 18 to 32 to think deeply, express creatively, and live fully. Through artistic expression, dynamic trans-denominational learning, spiritual reflection, and outdoor and nature exploration, BCI programs give you the unique opportunity to be immersed in the diversity of Jewish culture, to envision your own Jewish life, and to connect to community. You will learn and interact with some of the world’s finest Jewish scholars and artists. The outdoors is a stunning platform for the experiential education that makes BCI programs unique. Located, in a spectacular natural setting, amidst 3,000 acres of mountains just north of Los Angeles, BCI brings together Jewish adults of all levels of knowledge, background and affiliation from around the world to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


 

BCI Summer Programs 2007

BLI: Bardin Leadership Institute (ages 24-32): June 13-24
BCI Classic: July Aliyah (ages 18-26): June 27-July 22
 

Spend your summer exploring the arts, working in nature, and learning Jewish topics interactively while living in a diverse community of other amazing young adults.  What exactly do we do here?  Check out the Sample Schedule below to get a better idea…


 
Sample BCI Summer Schedule
7:30AM Spiritual Practice: nature walks, yoga, traditional services, discussions, creative writing, meditations, learning about Jewish ritual objects
8:15AM Morning Gathering & Snack
8:30AM Avodah (Working the Land): organic gardening, building, blazing hiking trails, harvesting vegetables
10:00AM Breakfast
10:45AM Break
11:15AM Beit Midrash (House of Learning): discussions, text study & interactive learning experiences on variety of subjects such as identity, relationships, existence of God, suffering, Israel, Torah, and gender issues
1:00PM Lunch
1:45PM Break
2:30PM Arts Workshops: possible workshops may include music, theater, movement (dance), visual arts, and creative writing
4:00PM Free Time: swim in the pool, hike, rest, play basketball, volleyball, Frisbee, or softball, hang out, phone home, jog, wander, explore the library, climb the adventure course, take optional classes, horseback ride
6:30PM Music or Israeli Dance
7:30PM Dinner
8:30PM Evening Program: guest speakers and performers, campfires, small group discussions, overnight camping experiences, artist presentations
 

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