Please Publicize OSRUI Adult, Youth & Family Programs!

Please share this information on year-round programs at Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI), the camp and meeting center of the Union for Reform Judaism in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, in your emails, newsletters, website and other congregation communications. Thank you!

For more information on any of these programs, see our website, osrui.org,

email: osruiprograms@urj.org or call 847-509-0990.

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Youth and Family Programs

Family Camp
March 24-26, 2017

There will be lots of fun activities which may include: ropes course, basketball, volleyball, gaga, arts and crafts, Shabbat at OSRUI, s'mores over the campfire, and more! Activities are for adults and children together. Programming is oriented towards children age 5-12, although younger children are welcome.

Only a few spots left! For more information and to register, see our website.

SciLab Spring Break Camp
March 27-31, 2017

Spend spring break immersed in the sciences. Through this program you will have the opportunity to participate in hands on learning and demonstrate your commitment to creative curiosity. At SciLab, you'll solve a crime, learn to survive in the outdoors, explore the wilds of Wisconsin, investigate the night sky, and much more. For 8th-10th graders. For more information,



 Adult Programs

URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute and the WRJ Midwest District present 
Mah Jongg, Canasta and 
Games Weekend
 March 31 - April 2, 2017
Relax with friends while you enjoy an entire weekend of Mah Jongg, Canasta and games. Lessons available. For more information and to register, see our website.

Devorah Quilting Kallah
April 19-23, 2017

OSRUI pieces together this fabulous adult program for all levels of quilters, beginners through experienced. Coordinated by Flo London. Registration opens February 1! For more information and to register, see our website

Hava Nashira
May 31-June 4, 2017

For those who teach or lead music in camps, congregations and community centers. You'll improve your skills as you learn from the finest Jewish music innovators and composers. Registration opens in March. For more information and to register, see our 


URJ and URJ Affiliated Programs 

NFTY Convention 
February 17-20, 2017 in Chicago

NFTY Convention is a one of a kind experience - bringing together more than 1,000 Reform Jewish teens from across North America. Come join us and be part of something bigger (it's NFTY's biggest event!), experience shaping a Movement, and have a great time. You will learn valuable leadership skills, meet incredible people, and laugh, learn, and sing as one community. See you in Chicago!

February 24-26, 2017 at OSRUI

NFTY678 is NFTY's middle school youth group. This winter and spring we're going to hockey games, hearing from Jewish musicians, and of course, spending a snowy weekend in Oconomowoc at OSRUI! Head to https://chicago.nfty.org/ to register.

WRJ Midwest District
April 28-30, 2017 at OSRUI
Each spring, the Women of Reform Judaism Midwest District hosts a spiritual Kallah at OSRUI that is open to all women affiliated with the WRJ in our district. Join us for a fabulous weekend!  Our theme is Kindle Your Creativity, Spark Your Imagination. Meet Deby Eisenberg, author ofProtecting Paige. We will be exploring the creative writing process, cooking, canvas and cabernet, Jewish art projects, Torah study, nature appreciation, services and more. Questions? ContactDonelle Macey or Karen Schwartz.

Curious About Judaism?
1. A Taste of Judaism offers three FREE weekly sessions on the modern Reform Jewish take on spirituality, values, and community. Sessions are dynamic and interactive; teachers are engaging and accessible and are open to all of your questions and concerns. Hosted at seven sites around Chicagoland. For the full schedule or to register, click here.  

2. Introduction to Judaism is an 18-week program designed for both Jewish and non-Jewish individuals or couples who want to explore Jewish holidays and life cycle ceremonies, Jewish values, symbols, tradition, and Jewish liturgy and texts.Introduction to Judaism is cosponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism and the Chicago Association of Reform Rabbis and is ideal for those who are part of a Jewish family, are considering conversion, or simply want to gain a deeper understanding. For the full schedule or to register, click here

For more information contact Joy Wasserman at jbwasserman@urj.org" or 872-256-1818.




Mark these dates for upcoming programs on your calendar and
watch your inbox for details and registration information!

Adult Sports Camp -- September 8-10, 2017
Father & Son Kallah
 - October 6-8, 2017
Mother & Daughter Kallah - October 20-22, 2017
Shabbat Shira - November 2-5, 2017

Details will be coming on other programs including
summer study weekends for adults,
prospective camper family tours, family fun days
 and more!


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