Schechter Spark

Thanks for Joining Us!

Thank you for joining Camp Solomon Schechter as we hosted our annual fundraiser, Schechter Spark! Our generous donors helped us raise $561,000 to support our future and the countless campers that call Schechter their home away from home.

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Your investment goes directly to funding transformative, Jewish experiences and…

Ensuring that every family is able to attend camp.

Keeping tuition as low as possible.

Hiring and retaining super star talent.

Tending and caring for all of our campers’ daily needs.

Keeping our community safe and secure.

Creating superior programming infused with Jewish content, ritual and themes.


Judith & Garry Kahn

Rabbi Joshua & Goldie Stampfer, z”l, Migdal Or Award Recipients

Garry & Judith Kahn were unable to attend Jewish summer camp when they were children. Garry was raised in a Jewish family that we would now describe as “unaffiliated.”  Judith, whose father was a Portland Hazan, kept kosher, and there were no local kosher camps when she was young. That, of course, changed when Rabbi Joshua Stampfer created Camp Solomon Schechter. As soon as Garry & Judith’s oldest son, David, was eligible to attend, the Kahns became a Schechter family. As members of Congregation Neveh Shalom, the decision to send David to CSS was easy. The Kahns knew and trusted that the camp, run by Rabbi Joshua & Goldie Stampfer, would provide a safe, fun, and educational experience. And, since David was the oldest of 3 boys separated by less than 4 years, 2 weeks of Aleph session made the summer a little easier to manage. David was followed by Steven, Robert, and then Sarah, all of whom attended CSS for as long as they were able, and most of whom spent at least one summer employed at camp.

The Rabbi Joshua & Goldie Stampfer, z”l, Migdal Or Award

The Migdal Or Award honors Rabbi Joshua & Goldie Stampfers’ legacy and commitment to Jewish life and camping.

A Migdal Or is a beacon of light. The award is given out to remarkable individuals that keep the spark of the Stampfer’s legacy alive and light the way for others to follow.  

Rabbi Joshua & Goldie Stampfer are both the inspiration for the award as well as the first recipients in 2020.

Your support helps us do the important work of creating Jewish identities and strengthening the Jewish community. Be the spark that continues to light the way for generations to come. 

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