Forever Families Weekend is designed specifically for Jewish families touched by adoption. Scheduled for June 12-14, 2009 at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah in Milford, PA, this program is being offered jointly by the NJ Y Camps and Jewish Family Services of Greenwich.
The weekend will combine Jewish summer camp programming with adoption-specific programming such as WISE Up workshops, Indentity Issues in Bar/Bat Mitzvah Planning, etc.
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If you are an adoption professional who is also a Jewish parent by adoption, please let us know if you are interested in being one of our workshop presenters!
Thanks for your question. This is our first year offering this program. We're hoping to expand to other parts of the country next year.
Online registration is now available for this event, scheduled for June 12-14, 2009 at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah in Milford, Pennsylvania.
Jewish families touched by adoption are invited to join us for a terrific weekend of family fun and adoption-specific programming for all ages!
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What age kids is this geared to? I have a 3 year old son- is he too young for the program?
Thanks for your question. There will be some adoption-related activities geared to this age group, but (naturally) not as many as for older children. However, our event is running simultaneously with the Early Childhood weekend, so there will be many activities for him in that program. I expect that you would mix and match the activities as they appealed to you - some adoption programming and some early childhood programming. Might be the best of both worlds for you!
If you decide to attend, I suggest you register for the Forever Families weekend (the prices are the same) so that we know to include you in our activities, and then it will not be a problem to participate in the early childhood events as well.
Hope that helps - and I hope we see you in June!
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Scheduled workshops include:
WISE UP for children ages 7-12
Teen Adoptees Advocating for Adoption
Acceptance of Transracial Families in the Jewish Community
Identity Issues in B'nei Mitzvah Planning
Yoga L'Chaim
Workshop presenters include:
Lisa Schuman, LCSW, director of Adoption Cooperative Consultants and staff psychotherapist for Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York
Marcia Hochman, MSW, Jewish Program Coordinator at Ametz Adoption Program, Jewish Child Care Association of New York
Ellen Singer, LCSW-C, Adoption Program Specialist at The Center for Adoption Support & Education, Inc., in Burtonsville, Maryland
Rabbi Lina Zerbarini, Director of Operations at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale
We've had so many requests that we've added pre-adopt programming to this event!
New workshops include discussions about Jewish lifecycle events such as naming ceremonies and conversion.
Pre-adopt Jewish families please join us for an exciting weekend at Forever Families Weekend for Jewish Families Touched by Adoption, June 12-14, 2009, at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah in Milford, Pennsylvania.
For more information, visit [url=]Forever Families[/url].
A limited amount of financial assistance may be available to qualified families.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Kari Schiffman at NJ Y Camps at (973) 575-3333 x130.