GUCI Blog

Home » About GUCI » GUCI Blog

What’s new on the GUCI Blog?

Meet The Newest Member Of Our Team

Meet The Newest Member Of Our Team

Allisa Horwitz has joined the GUCI team as the URJ Business and Operations Associate, Midwest Hub. In her role, she will be supporting our team and OSRUI, one of our sister URJ camps in Wisconsin. Read what she has to say below! I grew up in Skokie, IL at Temple Judea...

read more
One Month Into 5781

One Month Into 5781

The following sermon was delivered on Erev Rosh Hashanah by one of our faculty members, Rabbi Allison Vann who is a Rabbi at Suburban Temple-Kol Ami in Cleveland, Ohio. Here we are at the new year. How I wish I could proclaim, “it’s 5781!” and all our challenges and...

read more
Meet Assistant Director, Dori Singer Zoot

Meet Assistant Director, Dori Singer Zoot

Growing up in Chandler, Arizona, I did not have a lot of other Jewish kids in my school and being Jewish was something that made me different. While I embraced this unique part of my identity, I often felt outside. I missed random days at the beginning of the school...

read more
GUCI Shtick 101

GUCI Shtick 101

Anyone who has spent a summer (or even a meal) at GUCI know we have a lot of shtick. Not familiar with that term? According to Wikipedia (valid source right?), a shtick (Yiddish: שטיק‎) is a comic theme or gimmick. The word entered the English language from the...

read more
GUCI Nature Exploration Series: Part Three (Hiking In Ohio)

GUCI Nature Exploration Series: Part Three (Hiking In Ohio)

Ohio is huge! And if you live in Ohio you know that no two parts of the state are the same. From the waters of Lake Erie in the north to the hills of West Virginia and Kentucky in the south, Ohio has every landscape in the Midwest.  This variety in landforms provides...

read more
GUCI 2020 Merchandise

GUCI 2020 Merchandise

It's here!!!! Help support GUCI by purchasing exclusive 2020 GUCI merchandise! Choose from a t-shirt, tank top, mask or all three! Available for purchase now through September 1. To order - click here! $25 $20...

read more

Why It’s Important For Rabbis To Spend Time At Camp

By Rabbi Meredith Kahan, Faculty We at Rockdale Temple in Cincinnati were so proud to send an amazing group of campers and counselors to GUCI this summer. Our crew included brand new campers and veterans of the program, young adults working as counselors, and even the...

read more
It’s Bunk Night!!!

It’s Bunk Night!!!

ITS BUNK NIGHT!!!!! Bunk Night is one of the highlights of a session at camp. Campers get to spend an evening grilling out and having fun with their cabin. Most of the time, Bunk Night will end with some messy activity that leaves lasting memories but not a lasting...

read more