And the winner is…

Posted January 25, 2015 by

Congrats Quin Yuter! Quin knew that the New England Patriots have now secured their 8th Super Bowl appearance, tied for the most with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Dallas Cowboys.  Of those eight appearances, Dallas has won 5 and lost 3, while the Steelers have won 6 and lost 2.  Of the seven already played, the Patriots  have won 3 and lost 4.

Who do you think will reign supreme on February 1 in Arizona, The New England Patriots or The Seattle Seahawks?

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January Uncle Ari’s Brain Buster

Posted January 19, 2015 by

Everyone knows that I am a Cubs fan, but I like football too. What a crazy playoffs the NFL has had so far! I doubt any story will top the amazing comeback the Seahawks had last night. Only a few hours after securing their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance, Pete Carrol’s Seahawks found out they have to face the most recent team to win back-to-back SuperBowls, the New England Patriots.

New England’s 8th Super Bowl appearance is tied with 2 other teams for the most appearances in the Super Bowl. What are those other teams?

Be the 8th camper to email me the correct answer and win an awesome Camp Chi prize. Make sure to include your first and last name in the email so I know where to send the prize.


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Getting Your Reunion On

Posted January 15, 2015 by
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There’s nothing quite like reunion season for Camp Chi. It’s a great way to connect with campers and staff while having camp fun. The RSVP deadlines for the Chicago Reunions are fast approaching. Will you be there?

Late Breaking Reunion News:

  • If you registered for camp before October 31st, you can also pick up your awesome Chi athletic pullover at the reunions!
  • Please bring gently used books appropriate for 8-16 year-olds for donation to the Camp Chi library as part of Spencer Sher’s mitzvah project.

spencerlibrary2014 Reunion
For Shoreshim, Tsofim, Yeladim and Kadima
Join us for swimming, gaga, crafts, games, dessert and 2014 photo montages.

  • Date: Sunday, January 18
  • Time: 1:00-3:00pm
  • Location: Bernard Weinger JCC, 300 Revere Dr., Northbrook
  • Cost: $10.00

Register at by Thursday,

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It’s More than a Tutu

Posted January 13, 2015 by

Three summers ago, a small group of Camp Chi staff wore tutus on a Tuesday in July. It started as a way to celebrate a staff member’s 22nd birthday which just happened to take place on a Tuesday. (“Wear a TuTu on Tuesday because Ashley is turning Two-Two.”) This seemingly innocent idea launched a craze and on-going event affectionately known as Tutu Tuesday. Now campers, staff, men, women and sometimes even horses wear tutus on Tuesdays at camp. What seems like simple fun actually says a lot about what we value at Camp Chi.

Laugh At Yourself Once in a While
In a world where there is pressure to take yourself too seriously, Camp Chi is a great place to be goofy. Very few campers (or staff for that matter) would feel comfortable walking around the hallways of their schools wearing tutus. Yet, at camp, this act of self expression is appreciated and valued.

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January News from the Chi Family!

Posted January 6, 2015 by

It’s been a busy winter so far for campers, staff and alums. Thanks for sharing your news and impressive accomplishments with us.

Ryan Silver was in the made for TV movie, The Secret Santa, which aired on TLC in December.

Congratulations to Leah Ludwig (SIT ’06) and Adam Levy on their recent engagement. They met at Chi in 2004, and have been together ever since.

Mazel tov, Jessica Allen. We heard you did a fantastic job at your bat mitzvah!

Kate Zimmermann is the new Campus Fellow for Israel at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Kate will be responsible for bringing Israel advocacy, education and programs to college campuses in the Milwaukee area.

Mazel tov, Allie Koplan! Allie recently visited Israel on a Birthright Trip. While there, she became a Bat Mitzvah.

There’s a worldwide baby boom going on.

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