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Girls Inspired at Inaugural Retreat on Leadership Campus (JGR Summer 5779)

Hosted inaugurally at the brand-new, stunning, 13-acre Jewish Leadership Campus in Upstate New York, Jewish Girls Unite offered a weeklong summer retreat, inspiring girls to cultivate their talents and dreams as they grow into tomorrow’s […]

JGR Summer 5778 Journal

BS”D JGR Journal – Day #1 The sun beat down on JGR’s new home for summer 5778 – a serene girl scout campus in Upstate New York – as cars slowly turned in to its […]

JGR Winter Leadership Retreat – Day #3

BS”D JGR, Winter 2017/5778 December 26/Teves 8 I stretched and squinted.  Had the past two beautiful days just been a dream?  It felt like they had glided by in a blur.  A wondrous blur, but […]

JGR Winter Leadership Retreat Journal – Day #1

BS”D JGR, Winter 2017/5778  December 24/Teves 6 Wasn’t day one of the Jewish Girls Winter Leadership Retreat just wonderful?  The day was brilliantly packed with numerous exciting activities, and we made memories to last a […]

JGR Day 10

Today was such a fun day. After our usual morning activities including grow, performing arts, and lunch, the whole camp boarded buses for our trip to the mall. We had an amazing time with a mall […]

Shabbos 1

As Shabbos approached, each girl decorated her own candle stick with beautiful gems. With our decorated candlesticks ready, we all had a pre Shabbos snack of chicken schnitzel and kugel. Yum. As it started to […]

JGR day 4

Day 4 and JGR just keeps getting better and better! First was breakfast and davening. Then campers went to there fabulous arts clubs.  Everyone got to choose between amazing projects like weaving, jewelry making and cake […]

JGR day 3

Written by Sarah Salles, Counselor-in-Training Our first field trip day!  After a full morning of swimming, sports and performing arts (during which the girls watched old camp videos and played fun games) We split into two groups- […]

Summer of Growth at Girls Retreat

From Chabad On Line: June 23, 2015 Girls from every background enjoyed a summer of growth and adventure at the Jewish Girls Retreat directed by Rabbi Avraham and Nechama Laber. In a beautiful 350 acres campus in Hoosick […]


Dear Friends: The following story expresses the heart of the JGU mission. Rabbi Shemtov from Uruguay was walking with a friend on Shabbat afternoon. A ten year old boy approached them and asked, “Where are […]