Shalom Kutz Camp alumni,

As we move into 2019, we are sharply focused on building a remarkable summer program for our teens, staff, and faculty, and creating meaningful ways for our alumni to join us at camp later in the summer. Registration is now live, teens are registering, and we’re on the road for recruitment in our congregations and NFTY regions. We are deeply engaged in the staff hiring process, and our program partners are eager and excited to begin this holy work. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support to our Dorothy’s Kids Scholarship Fund, named in honor of Dorothy Walrond, to ensure that every teen who wants to be at camp with us can be.

As was shared on the Zoom calls last month, we are looking forward to engaging our alumni as we move forward. Here are two ways you can be involved right now:

Join the URJ Leadership on a Zoom Call

Please join Rabbi Rick Jacobs, Julie Lerner, Mark Pelavin, Miriam Chilton and Melissa Frey from the URJ staff, as well as Daryl Messinger, Harry Levy, Shelley Nicely Groff, and Robin Kosberg from the URJ Oversight Committee, for an open conversation about next steps with Kutz Camp and the URJ’s commitment to teen leadership development.  

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 8 PM EST/ 5 PM PST

You must register in advance for this conversation. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have questions that you would like to share ahead of the call, please email them to

Register for the call here. 


Participate in our Alumni Engagement Opportunities Survey

This form is now closed. Thanks to those who did register!