Harlam is in an exciting period of development and growth. Building on the traditions, leadership, and success of 60 years at Camp Harlam, we are committed to enhancing our Reform Jewish experience, diverse programs, and expansive facilities to maintain Harlam's reputation as a leader in the field. This renewed culture of philanthropy grows as a result of dedicated professional and lay leadership, engaged volunteers, alumni and friends, and most importantly, inspiring and generous donors. We are grateful for the investment and support of this effort!
In addition to the support derived from financial contributions, Harlam also values the donation of time, expertise, and other resources. As an example of how stakeholders can come together to support our efforts, learn more about our recent Harlam@60 anniversary efforts by clicking here. Additional opportunities for you to give to camp include joining our Camp Council (you can click here to read about the work of this valuable advisory board,) participate on an active Pro Staff/Council Task Force, connect your URJ congregation to camp and other URJ Youth programs, or other means of getting involved. If you would like to connect about these opportunities, please contact Harlam's Executive Director, Aaron Selkow (610-668-0423, Ext. 1034.)
To make gifts in support of Harlam:
- Read through the information below to learn about Harlam's various funds. These include unrestricted giving options, as well as direct opportunities for support.
- To make a gift online by credit card, use the portal below. If you would like to make an online credit card gift to the Harlam@60 or 1958 Club programs (including to honor Rabbi Martin S. Rozenberg or Holly Smukler,) please click here to give to Harlam@60.
- To make a gift by check, please review this information and add the proper memo to your check (made out to "URJ Camp Harlam.") This will ensure that your gift is directed according to your wishes.
- Checks should be sent to: Development Team | Camp Harlam | 301 City Avenue, Suite 110 | Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
- If you have any questions, please contact Harlam's Development Director, Judith Friedman (610-668-0423, Ext. 1035)
Camp Harlam takes great pride in its ability to create an environment where “friends become family” for its campers and staff, and is more committed than ever before to make this experience possible for each and every child that is interested, no matter their ability to afford the expense. In the last year, Harlam, its URJ congregational partners, and special foundations and donors that support Jewish Camp contributed more than $650,000 to subsidize a summer at Camp Harlam or Harlam Day Camp for hundreds of children.
Giving to these scholarship efforts is a critical means of supporting camp, and we are pleased to share that as of 2012, we have dedicated our primary Scholarship Fund in name to the memory of one of our finest community members, Mitch Perlmeter. The Camp Harlam community suffered a great loss when Mitch Perlmeter of Montclair, NJ passed away suddenly on February 1, 2011. Mitch had been at Camp Harlam most of his life, was a CIT (Machon/Gesher participant) in 2010 and was to have been a counselor in 2012. Mitch was the son of Rabbis Rex Perlmeter and Rachel Hertzman and brother of Jackie, Sarah and Nathaniel. We will truly miss Mitch’s energy and enthusiasm for camp and life and his constant smile, and have cemented his memory at camp through the establishment of the Mitch Perlmeter Scholarship Fund. Additionally, we continue to celebrate his life through the Mitch Perlmeter Leadership Award and through various efforts at camp. You can visit the "Remembering Mitch" Facebook group to share or view thoughts, memories, photos, and videos.
In addition to the Mitch Perlmeter Scholarship Fund, we are thankful for the investment of other donors to establish funds at Harlam to make camp more affordable. Most significantly, the creation of the Weidhorn Family Scholarship Program for families with multiple children at Camp Harlam has provided sustainable assistance for families that face extreme challenges in trying to make a long-term possibility for more than one child. We are also thankful for the creation of the James & Linda Wimmer Scholarship Fund to support more campers being able to experience a Harlam summer.
Current capital funds to assist in our efforts include the Arie Gluck Capital Fund (which is the beneficiary for all Harlam@60 and 1958 Club fundraising in celebration of our 60th anniversary), the Build A Bunk project to renovate all Girls Camp cabins (10 of the original 12 bunks will have been totally rebuilt, expanded and improved by the 2017 camp season), the Fendrick Family Fund in memory of Alan Fendrick z"l (which has funded to amazing Fendrick Commons space to be dedicated in 2017), and the General Capital Fund to enhance our facilities.
Camp Harlam is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018 and we’re kicking off a year of celebration starting in May 2017. We are looking forward to a fun-filled, meaningful, and exciting year of events and opportunities for our camp community to show their love, support and commitment to camp. To learn about Harlam@60 events on our timeline, to get involved or register for attendance, or to support the 1958 Club, please click here to access all of the Harlam@60 information.