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This July, join us for the first installment of our Helfman Summer Challenge! This list of fun, Jewish activities that your whole family can participate in is a great way to show off your Jewish learning and living all summer long. Do as many or as few of the activities as you want, but make sure you share your finished products with us. Between now and August 7th, send us your pictures, videos, stories, or whatever else you come up with from the listed activities, and at the end of the month, we will select a participant to win a gift card. You can share with us by email at or by posting to our Facebook page. We can't wait to see what you come up with! 

For a chance to win a gift card, take a picture/video of an activity of your choosing and email it to us at Every week, we will put all the entries in a hat and pick a winner.

Helfman Summer Challenge


  • Take a video of yourself singing one of your favorite Jewish songs
  • Write a Jewish story
  • Make a video of a dance you've learned at Helfman or at camp
  • Do an art project that shows or makes a Jewish object (like a challah cover!)
  • Participate in a GFC Daily Challenge


  • Read Hebrew for 10 minutes
  • Learn a new blessing
  • Read a summary of this week's Torah portion and write 2 sentences about what you learned
  • Read a Jewish book (your family's definition) and do a creative book report (video, art project, etc.)
  • Watch a Jewish movie (your family's definition) and do a creative book report


  • Listen to Jewish Rock Radio and list 2 songs you liked
  • Watch a Helman@Home video that you haven't seen before
  • Attend a virtual Emanu El Shabbat service
  • Tune into one of the URJ's Campfire on Tour virtual concerts 
  • Attend a camp virtual Shabbat service


  • Light Shabbat candles together
  • Bake challah together
  • Learn how to cook your favorite Jewish food and enjoy it together
  • Do Havdalah together
  • Interview a family member about their favorite Jewish holiday or traditions

Helfman@Home videos on YouTube:

Jewish Rock Radio:

Greene Family Camp Session Fun!:

Greene Family Camp programming on Facebook:

Six Points Sci Tech Camp:

RJ on the Go:

Union for Reform Judaism on Facebook:

Campfire on Tour:

Sat, July 11 2020 19 Tammuz 5780