Tawonga at Home Programs

Welcome to Tawonga at Home! While awaiting our 2021 season at Camp, we hope the below offerings help to infuse the Tawonga spirit into your homes.

Below, check out upcoming virtual programs as well as past event recordings to take Camp home in tangible ways. You can also unplug from your screens with Tawonga Radio. 

P.S. Explore Tawonga’s 2021 Dates & Rates here and get ready to register!


Tawonga at Home Programs

Tot Shabbats with Isaac Zones


Join any or all of these free monthly virtual Tot Shabbats with Isaac Zones to build community, celebrate Shabbat, sing and dance! These events are best suited for families with children 6 years old and under, but of course, siblings are always welcome. Long-time Tawonga families and those brand-new to the community are all welcome too!

Save the Dates!

All events will be hosted via Zoom. We will host these events virtually for now and will keep you informed if we can safely move to an in-person model.

These events are presented in partnership with Urban Adamah and PJ Library Bay Area.

Friday Night Shabbat Song Sessions

We’re excited to bring you a series of four virtual Friday Night Shabbat Song Sessions at 5:30pm this fall! Don’t forget to bring your favorite Tawonga song requests!

  • Friday, November 6 led by Isaac Zones
  • Friday, November 13 led by Maya Abramson
  • Friday, November 20 led by Maya Abramson
  • Friday, December 4 led by Isaac Zones
We hope that celebrating Shabbat in community and singing together – even over a screen – brings your family joy and gets you in the camp spirit, as we gear up for our Tawonga 2021 season!

Tawonga Radio

Tap into the Camp spirit and take a break from screens through Tawonga Radio! Stories below:

📻  From Monotone to the Moon: How One Song Leader Found His Voice: Elan Lavie was a camp song leader who didn’t quite know how to sing. Through sheer determination and inspired by the natural world, he found a way and brought a bunk of 12-year-old boys closer in the process.

📻  Emmett Cooks: From Tawonga Kitchen Staff to Culinary Entrepreneur: When Tawonga’s 2020 summer season was cancelled due to COVID-19, soon-to-be Tawonga Lead Cook, Emmett Verba, took a leap of faith. He started “Emmett Cooks,” delivering inventive meals all around the Bay Area. Hear how he got his business off the ground and the moment Tawonga inspired his love of cooking.

📻  Journeys to Tawonga: Ken Kramarz: Former Tawonga Executive Director and current Tawonga Institute Director, Ken Kramarz, shares how his entire life changed after the summer of 1981 when he worked as a Tawonga Unit Head. “It was a total antidote to everything I had experienced.” He quit his job as an attorney in Los Angeles and went on to lead Camp Tawonga for 30 years.

📻  Journeys to Tawonga: Becca Meyer: What made Camp Director Becca Meyer shift from pursuing a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, and studying the brains of mice, to working at Tawonga? Listen to find out!

Support Tawonga

These virtual programs are generously funded through donations from Tawonga community members. As we endure significant budget shortfalls due to a canceled season, please consider making a donation here. Your contribution will double in value, thanks to the generous matching gift made possible by Susan Wojcicki and Dennis Troper. We are incredibly grateful for your support.

Tawonga Institute

Tawonga Institute is the professional consulting arm of our agency, providing expert skill-building and training to organizations seeking to deepen their impact and to individuals pursuing positive change and growth. We offer two forms of consulting services: interactive online training and one-on-one consulting with members of our executive and senior team.


Feel free to email info@tawonga.org or call 415.543.2267 with any questions.

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