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Summer Kick-Off

June 24, 2022 Throughout this previous week, our playgrounds have filled – and, finally, with boundless energy for the journeys ahead, Tamarack Camps has opened for the summer of ’22! Finally, since 2019, the full breadth of our programming options are in motion: Bubbie Zaydie, the Sue & Alan Kaufman & Family Teen Mission to Israel (TM22), … Read more

A Super Sunday Indeed

There was a renewed buzz in the building – volunteers gathered, people reunited, and phones rang. It was Super Sunday at Federation, April 10, 2022, and it felt so good to be home at the central address for Jewish life in Metropolitan Detroit. During this marquee event, critical dollars are raised to support those in … Read more

One Year of the Tamarack Times

Happy Anniversary to the Times! One year ago, under the leadership of our marketing cabinet (Lindsey Brenz, Rachel Fine, Becca Fishman, and Jackie Yashinsky), this version of the Tamarack Times was born. Through a monthly publication, sent digitally, our team intended to communicate with our community – in a predictable rhythm with salient stories that covered … Read more

Spiritually Connected

When not busy with Tamarack, my side hustle is putting on events with my business, Star Trax. Last Friday afternoon, I was part of a walk-through at Temple Israel to look at the site as a potential venue for our annual Send a Kid to Tamarack event in May (spoiler alert). Typically, when I leave … Read more

An Avodah Reunion

Avodah, based in Ortonville at Camp Maas, is a job coaching and recreation program for young adults entering 10th grade, extending into their twenties. Avodah provides instruction in job and life skills and offers social opportunities for those with learning, social, and communication differences. During the summer of 2021, Avodah’s work program included a return … Read more

Ensuring the Health of our Camp Community

For decades, the Sinai Medical Staff Foundation has made a difference in ensuring the health and safety of our camp community. We are grateful for the Foundation’s continued generosity and partnership, thanks to a newly funded grant that will support critical medical, first-aid, and clinic supplies this summer! Like the Fresh Air Society, the Sinai … Read more

The Gift of Camp

Thank you for giving the gift of camp to our community’s youth! As we enter this season of gratitude, our thoughts turn to all those who helped and supported Tamarack Camps throughout the year. Because of you, children and teens had enriching summer camping experiences full of Jewish learning and living! With grateful hearts, we … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah

The celebration of Thanksgiving – a formal opportunity to express gratitude. Professionally, I just completed my first year in a new role; within those months, I felt deep appreciation to work in an organization that is filled with people that are like extended family. And I am thankful to so many, including: Our year-round staff … Read more

A Grateful Community Celebrates

At our Send a Kid to Tamarack annual fundraising event, we are fortunate to recognize a philanthropic leader or distinguished camp alum who has done extraordinary things for Tamarack and our community. I am beyond thrilled to share that we will be honoring Sue and Alan J. Kaufman at our upcoming Send a Kid event … Read more

Securing Our Future

We are thrilled to announce that, with the help of our generous community, we have successfully completed the William Davidson Foundation scholarship endowment match! In raising over $800,000 in scholarship endowment, the William Davidson Foundation has matched that amount dollar-for-dollar. This effort was accomplished with gifts of all sizes, through newly created endowment funds and … Read more