Upcoming Events

Celebrate the High Holidays with Tawonga!

Erev Rosh Hashanah Celebration
Friday, September 15
| Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland | 3:30pm to 5:30pm | Tickets Here

Early Kol Nidre Service
Sunday, September 24 | Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland | 3pm to 5pm | Tickets Here

More info here

Family Sukkot Celebration

Sunday, October 1 | JCC East Bay | 3:00-5:00pm | Tickets here

Get your shake on! The JCC East Bay in partnership with Camp Tawonga, Olamim, Jewish Baby Network, Jewish Gateways, PJ Library East Bay, and Hebrew Free Loan are teaming up for a fun and very interactive afternoon.

This Sukkot program is geared for children 0 – 8 years.
Jewish Baby Network will have a special space and program for families with babies and toddlers.
Olamim will offer a space for families to meet up with other Latin Jewish and Spanish-speaking families and offer activities with a Latin Jewish flare.

Learn more here

Berkeley Tot Shabbat on the Farm

Saturday, October 21 | Urban Adamah | 10:30am -12pm

Celebrate Shabbat with your little ones, Camp Tawonga and Urban Adamah! We’re excited to invite your family to join our Fall Tot Shabbat with Isaac Zones. Come sing and dance for our first Shabbat of the season.

These events are best suited for families with children six 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.

Registration will open after the High Holidays

Save the Date: Tawonga “Old School” Staff Reunion

Saturday, November 4 | Orinda | 6:30pm

Anyone who worked at Camp Tawonga in the olden days (more than a decade ago!) is invited to Tawonga’s “Old School” Staff Reunion on Saturday, November 4 at the home of Jamie Simon and Dan Harris in Orinda.

Like always, this will be a little like “Deck O’Beef” rolled into a fun night of eating, drinking and reconnecting. Significant others are welcome. Alcohol will be served, so please don’t bring anyone under 21, and have a designated driver.

RSVP Link Coming Soon

More Ways to Engage

Check out recordings of past events below – or take a break from screen time with Tawonga radio.

Past Event Recordings

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, 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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