Camp Tawonga, set in the idyllic mountains near Yosemite, occupies a special spot in the hearts of Bay Area Jews. That bond was only strengthened when a falling tree killed a counselor.
When a Camp Tawonga counselor died in a freak accident, the camp missed the chance to teach children one of Judaism’s strongest traditions: We grieve together as one.
When camp counselor Annais Rittenberg was killed in a freak accident, officials avoided telling children the truth. Her father says that decision makes her loss all the more painful.
A Jewish summer camp counselor from New York was killed and several others injured when an enormous black oak tree fell outside a dining hall at the camp near Yosemite National Park in northern California.