November Uncle Ari’s Brain Buster

Posted November 20, 2014 by

A little known fact about me is that I love going to the movies.  Usually the movie I see ends up being terrible, but it is one of my favorite things to do.  And in Hollywood, holidays mean major movie releases.  Movies like Toy Story, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Life of Pi all have been released over the Thanksgiving weekend, but none of them are the answer to this question.

What movie, that opened on over Thanksgiving, has earned the most over a 3 day, holiday weekend?

Be one of the first two campers to email me the correct answer and win a 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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We’ve got spirit! Yes, we do!

Posted November 19, 2014 by

Yesterday’s #CHIrt Day was a huge success! Thank you to all of the campers, staff, parents, alums, siblings, dogs and more who wore Chi gear and posted photos. It was truly an international event. Pictures came from all over the United States as well as Australia, Hungary, Ireland, Czech Republic, Peru, England, Israel, Poland and more. We love seeing your Chi ruach for the annual #CampTShirtDay!

We collected over 100 photos yesterday. Here’s a compilation of most of them:

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International Wear Your Chi Shirt Day!

Posted November 13, 2014 by
shirt for blog Show the world which camp you love!

On Tuesday, November 18, we want Chi campers, staff, alums, parents, siblings and grandparents to wear their favorite Chi shirts (aka CHIrts). Get decked out in Chi gear to show the world which camp has the most ruach.

It’s easy to be part of this worldwide event:

1.  Wear Chi gear on November 18th

2. Take a picture showing your Chi ruach

3. Share your photo with us in any of these ways: (you choose!)

Post to JCC Camp Chi Facebook page
Tweet @campchi
Instagram and tag @campchi
Email it to so we can post it for youswagbag

4. Use #CHIrtDay and #CampTShirtDay in all of your posts

The coolest part? Everyone who shares a photo in one of these ways before 9:00pm CST on Tuesday will be entered into a drawing for this Chi swag bag.

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17 Words That Have a Different Meaning at Camp Chi

Posted November 11, 2014 by

There are often times over the summer where I might be on my way to schoomze talking about how good the food was at shuk and how excited I am for song session, or a friend will be telling me about an epic game of euchre where they skunked their opponents and celebrated with some delicious Pub and spooey. It’s times like these where I have to pause for a moment and appreciate the Camp Chi magic in these words. Throughout the almost century-long history of Camp Chi, we have created our very own language, our own form of communication that only those fortunate enough to have been at camp can understand.

Whether you’ve been at camp for one week or one hundred years (I’m looking at you, Chi Winkle), you know that Squirrel Hill is in fact not a hill for squirrels (or even a hill at all),

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November News from the Chi Family!

Posted November 4, 2014 by

Mazel tov to the following campers on their recent b’nai mitzvot: Max Hurwitz, Misha Rekhter, David Brostoff, Elana Redfern, Sari Gluck, Jarrett Fersten, Ally Kiwaiko, Izzy Pastroff, Mia Lopez and Bekah Lampert.

Also, best wishes to Sarah Campbell and Isaac Kauget on their upcoming bat and bar mitzvahs in November.

Ian Hirsch and the Glenbard West High School varisty soccer team won their regional championship tournament.

Congratulations, Beth Brown, on making the cast of New Trier High School’s production on Lagniappe.

Matthew Ohrn and his lacrosse team won the Empire 7 on 7 tournament in Indianapolis a few weeks ago. He celebrated the win by coming to the Indy ice cream mini-reunion after the game.

Reece Weber and the cross country team at Chicagoland Jewish High School won the Chicago Prep Conference for the fifth year in a row!

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