Sababa Judaism

Living in the moment

 

Sababa Judaism is just like its name. It’s a laid back, no worries approach to Jewish practice. Yet it’s much deeper than that! Sababa Judaism inspires us to be in the moment and fully present in all we do. 

We believe that surfing, sailing, scuba, and seaside media promote wonder, awe, and curiosity - the cornerstones of Sababa Judaism.

We celebrate that campers come from all different Jewish backgrounds, and that is what makes the Sababa Beachaway community so awesome!!! To ensure a welcoming experience for most Jews, Sababa Beachaway observes kashrut and is shomer-shabbat friendly, while making no assumptions about a camper's background in Jewish learning or practice. 

 
 

 

We believe that surfing, sailing, scuba, and seaside media promote wonder, awe, and curiosity - the cornerstones of Sababa Judaism.

 

 

There are four themes that guide Sababa programming. Each one is inspired by a Jewish symbol, text, or story. These values influence all that we do at Sababa, ranging from the way we teach specialty activities to the names of the age groups at camp.

Mayim/Water

Like the Israelites standing at the shore of the Sea of Reeds, we embrace water as a place where change happens organically and spiritually.  We step into the water, each at our own pace, and challenge ourselves to overcome our obstacles and ‘go forward’ into the endless possibilities beyond the horizon.  

Sukka/Shelter

Like the Israelites who sought shelter for their journey, we seek balanced shelter that protects us from harm, and yet it is open enough to allow us to be adventurous. Like the Sukkot/Shelter we build annually, we celebrate simple pleasures; including nature, close friends, and unplugging. We create safe space that provides enough shelter to feel comfortable, and open enough to push our boundaries.

Manna/Food

Like the Israelites in the desert seeking manna, each of us, personally, must always be grappling with what we need versus what we want.   This intentional reflection allows us to both take better care of ourselves and take more pleasure in what we have.  

Aish/Fire

Like the Israelites who witnessed God in the fire, we stoke the innate spiritual flame that lives inside each and every one of us and fills our sense of self with passion, hope, and light.  We recognize that this flame blazes when fed and goes out when neglected. 

*** For any questions about Jewish life at Sababa Beachaway, please contact us any time with any questions.***

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