Welcome to our local events page! We hope to welcome you to an upcoming “Down the Mountain” program soon. We’re thrilled to be offering a series of our popular Tot Shabbats this Fall with the beloved Isaac Zones:
Save the Dates for Tot Shabbats this Fall
With Isaac Zones
October 17 | Urban Adamah, Berkeley | 5:30-7:30pm
October 22 | Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto | 5:30-7:30pm
November 19 | Zoom | 5:30-7:30pm
Tot shabbats are ideal for families with kids under six, but all ages are welcome. More info coming soon with links to sign up!
You can also check out recordings of past events below – or take a break from screen time with Tawonga radio.
P.S. Get ready to register for Tawonga’s 2022 season! Check out our program line up here and information about registration.
Past Event Recordings
📻 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, 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, 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.
📻 Journeys to Tawonga: Ken Kramarz: Former Tawonga Executive 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.”
📻 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!
📻 Journeys to Tawonga: Rabbi Laura Rumpf: What do marshmallows have to do with Jewish teaching? At Tawonga, it turns out, a lot! Listen to this “Journey to Tawonga” with Rabbi Laura Rumpf to hear more.
📻 Journeys to Tawonga: Brenton “Big Fiji” Seeto: How does someone working at a resort halfway around the world in Fiji come to find a home on Tawonga’s summer staff? Listen to find out.
📻 Journeys to Tawonga: Liz Chenok: Liz Chenok survived the embarrassment of showing up at Camp to work her first summer with her entire family in a minivan; now she’s a member of Tawonga’s year-round staff!
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