Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Jana LaZur and Carol Kaplan, August 5, 2018

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries

 

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00:00:00 - Revitalization of Camp Shalom

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Partial Transcript: My name is Carol Kaplan.

Segment Synopsis: Jana LaZur and Carol Kaplan discuss their involvement in the revitalization of Camp Shalom in Lexington, Kentucky. They discuss some of the other leaders in the organization.

Keywords: Camp Shalom; Carol Kaplan; Committees; Deb Eisenstadt; Directors; Jana LaZur; Jewish enrichment; Jewish youth; Kathy Feinberg; Leadership; Lisa Miller; Mothers; Revitalization; Summer camps

Subjects: Childhood; Day camps.; Jewish camps; Jewish children; Jewish families.; Jewish leadership--Kentucky--Lexington; Jewish women--Kentucky--Lexington; Lexington (Ky.)

00:01:34 - Camp Shalom's first location: Lansdowne Country Club

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Partial Transcript: And, um, over the years it was at so many locations.

Segment Synopsis: LaZur and Kaplan discuss the first location of Camp Shalom after its revitalization, at a private country club. They talk about the number of children who attended and some of the activities they provided.

Keywords: Babysitters; Campers; Country clubs; Jewish youth; Lansdowne Country Club; Locations; Numbers; Passports; Population; Private clubs; Sandy Adland; Signature Club; Singing; Size; Sons; Summer camps; Swimming pools; Tennis courts; Volunteers

Subjects: Childhood; Day camps.; Jewish camps; Jewish children; Jewish families.; Jewish leadership--Kentucky--Lexington; Jewish women--Kentucky--Lexington; Lexington (Ky.)

00:03:45 - Camp Shalom's second location: Richmond Road

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Partial Transcript: So from the Lansdowne Club, we went--and I can't think of the name of the camp.

Segment Synopsis: LaZur and Kaplan discuss the next location of Camp Shalom after Lansdowne Country Club, at a summer camp for Christian churches.

Keywords: Activities; Church camps; Churches; Facilities; Jewish youth; Locations; Religious camps; Summer camps; Transportation

Subjects: Childhood; Day camps.; Jewish camps; Jewish children; Jewish families.; Jewish leadership--Kentucky--Lexington; Jewish women--Kentucky--Lexington; Lexington (Ky.)

00:04:35 - Camp Shalom's third location: Woodmen of the World

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Partial Transcript: Um, so from there, we went to Woodmen of the World.

Segment Synopsis: LaZur and Kaplan discuss the next location of Camp Shalom after the church camp, at an old Boy Scouts camp at Woodmen of the World. They talk about beginning to offer overnight camping for the children.

Keywords: Activities; Camping; Jewish youth; Nature; Ohio; Overnights; Professors; Programming; Summer camps; Transportation; University of Kentucky; Woodmen of the World

Subjects: Childhood; Day camps.; Jewish camps; Jewish children; Jewish families.; Jewish leadership--Kentucky--Lexington; Jewish women--Kentucky--Lexington; Lexington (Ky.)

00:05:55 - People involved with Camp Shalom

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Partial Transcript: And also brought in a lot of volunteers.

Segment Synopsis: LaZur and Kaplan talk about the volunteers and leadership of Camp Shalom who helped to revitalize it. They talk about their memories of Camp Shalom. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: Campers; Challah; Communities; Community; Cooking; Directors; Food; Jewish youth; Kathy Feinberg; Memories; Organizers; Proud; Summer camps; Volunteering; Volunteers

Subjects: Childhood; Day camps.; Jewish camps; Jewish children; Jewish families.; Jewish leadership--Kentucky--Lexington; Jewish women--Kentucky--Lexington; Lexington (Ky.)