Larry & Gail (right, arm-in-arm) joined the community at camp in 2017 for a special Harlam@60 Couples Celebration where they renewed their wedding vows under a Harlam-themed Chuppah.

URJ Camp Harlam’s community – with thousands of stakeholders engaged over 60 years – grows and thrives because individuals connected to camp in many ways lead and others support and follow. Since 1958, we’ve had many great leaders. People like Joseph and Betty Harlam, Arie Gluck and many others have contributed greatly to the establishment and evolution of our camp’s tradition of excellence, and on February 3, 2018, we lost one such leader.

Larry Simon was an extraordinary member of the Harlam family. He worked at camp as a young man, spent time on staff with his future wife, Gail, became a camp parent and volunteer on our Council, and ultimately moved into leadership of that group and other camp governing bodies connected with the URJ. He was a trusted partner to many, including Arie, and a stalwart supporter of camp and the Reform Movement. Larry passed away suddenly in February and leaves behind a wonderful family and countless friends. We mourn his passing and welcome others to make a gift in his honor towards the Harlam@60 efforts or one to support financial assistance for families at Harlam through the Mitch Perlmeter Scholarship Fund.

May Larry’s memory be for a blessing.