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"Mosaic in Motion"
news from
Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America

January 2015

Happy New Year.  

Mosaic would like to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year. 

We hope  you had a happy holiday season.

is now open for

Pocono PowWow: Parks, Paddles & Peaks
Jewish Outdoor Escape
Hosted by Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America

It's Summer Camp for Grown-ups

September 3rd - 7th, 2015

Come take your vacation with us!


Located only a short distance from New York and Philadelphia, Pocono PowWow will take place at a camp with a multitude of outdoor options only a short drive away. Although we're still in the planning stage, we already have a virtual cornucopia of choices in the works.

In consideration are activities that include:

  • Hikes along the Delaware Water Gap, the Appalachian Trail, to waterfalls and other beautiful destinations;
  • Cycling on dedicated paths;
  • Whitewater rafting; flat water canoeing;
  • Picturesque, historic train ride along the Lehigh river;
  • Winery tour; a pontoon boat ride on scenic Lake Wallenpaupack;
  • Tree Top Adventures (Zip Lines and Obstacle Courses);
  • And the much enjoyed in-camp activities, Shabbos programs, swimming and a host of evening entertainment possibilities.


What is this Jewish Outdoor Escape about?


Mosaic's Jewish Outdoor Escape happens every year during an extended Labor Day Weekend. It gives Jewish outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world the opportunity to spend time with each other in a Jewish setting, and enjoy out-of-doors activities. We stay at a summer camp and the activities vary each year depending on the locale. From 70 to 170 like-minded Jewish adventurers attend this event each year. It's time to start dreaming about exploring the great Keystone State over Labor Day and come PowWow in Pennsylvania with us! Go to and pre-register now!



For More Information or to Register, click here 



Here's some news from your local clubs...

In Northeast Ohio, chapter President Paul Silver reported several outings over the holidays, despite the lack of winter conditions.  These included ice skating, a Chanukah party, and a potluck dinner. Silver says everyone is looking forward to winter, with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing available at several local parks, including some of Cleveland's "Emerald Necklace" of parks. "We're going to make 2015 our year for outreach," Silver said. "I've been wanting to do this for the last couple of years - I've got the time now."

In South Florida, their membership has grown from 95 to over 150 members, most of whom are young professionals.  "We have made a conscious decision to turn our club over to young professionals", says Founder & Activities Director Rick Dronsky.  This has been accomplished first by recruiting a significant number of younger members to join the club, and then by recruiting them to run for our Board positions.  Six of their nine Board Members are under 40 years old.  They have accomplished this in large part by partnering on events with other groups who target YP's (ages 21 to 40), such as The Tribe, Moshe House, and Federation YLDs. 

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