09/01/2018

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 […]
08/28/2018

How Sarah Imeinu Inspires Me by Daniella Ilyayev

Speech About Sarah Imeinu, Presented at JGR Summer 5778 Banquet This week we spoke about Sarah Imeinu. I think what inspired me, was the way Sarah Imeinu had so much emuna. Like for example: Sarah […]
01/10/2018

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 […]
01/02/2018

JGR Winter Leadership Retreat Journal – Day #2

BS”D JGR, Winter 2017/5778 December 25/Teves 7 How incredible it was… Every moment of the entire day was totally immersed in the spirit, love, unity and song of JGR! Wakeup was scheduled for quarter of eight this […]
12/29/2017

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 […]
08/18/2016

To Health with Dr J #1

Dr J has spent his entire career devoted to empowering and supporting women of all ages.  He spoke to our teens at the recent Jewish Girls Summer Retreat.  Here are the wonderful tips that he […]
08/08/2016

JGR Day 19

What a fun filled day! After an early wake up, breakfast, and davening it was time to go to Six Flags Great Escape. We’d been looking forward to today for a long time- and we […]
08/08/2016

JGR Day 18

What an inspirational day! Following our usual morning activities,  younger campers had swimming and sports while the teens worked on our camp newsletter. During swimming our choir left to get ready for the concert and record […]
08/08/2016

JGR day 17

What a great day at JGR.  We had an 18 foot water slide for the whole day!  Today was also our 1st filming day so the drama girls were out filming for most of the […]
07/17/2016

Shabbos # 2

What an amazing shabbos. Girls got to have a preshabbos snack and light shabbos candles. Then the camp heard songs and a wonderful story from one of our shabbos guests Saralaya Perl. We then davened […]
07/17/2016

JGR day 13

What an amazing day! Everyone had an early wake up, got there camp shirts ,and went to the gym for davening and a camp picture after breakfast. We boarded buses departed for our trip to […]
07/17/2016

JGR day 12

Today was a cool day here at camp. We had our usual morning activities followed by sports and swimming.  Next we had performing arts and all the girls wrote a story or poem inspired by Shabbos candles.  After […]
07/17/2016

JGR day 11

Today was a day full of spirit and passion. After the usual morning activities, the campers went to the sports center where they participated in relay races to win points for their color war teams. […]
07/17/2016

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 […]
07/12/2016

JGR day 8

What a fun day!  Following our usual morning activities we had swimming and sports. While JGU’s first online club for the younger girls in Yaldah was going on, the teens and BMC finished up at […]
07/12/2016

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 […]
07/10/2016

JGR Day 5

Today we had an amazing time in Troy, NY. Our day started with our usual daily activities. After lunch we boarded buses and went bowling at Uncle Sam’s. Uncle Sam’s staff were so helpful and we […]
07/05/2016

JGR Day 2

What a great day! After a delicious breakfast of Pancakes the camp walked down to the sports center to pray and start our day. The campers then got to go swimming and play sports. Then […]
07/25/2015

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 […]
06/12/2015

READY…. SET….GROW!

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 […]