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It is our goal at Emanuel that any family who wishes to send their child to Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) be able to. We believe in this powerful Jewish experience for our children, and that it is an integral part of their educational process.

OSRUI is located in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin and sits on over 200 acres of land adjacent to Lac LaBelle–a clear inland lake over seven miles around. Over the summer, approximately 1000 campers from North America and beyond attend OSRUI. Programs are available to youngsters entering third grade through high school. For more information call 847-239-6989 or


Emanuel is proud that the Union for Reform Judaism’s OSRUI Summer Camp, the first Reform Jewish summer camp in the nation, was founded by our Rabbi Emeritus, Herman E. Schaalman.


Campers choose from five different program units according to their main area of interest and grade level. Camp sessions range from two weeks to seven weeks depending on the particular session. High school students may travel to Israel for five weeks on the OSRUI/NFTY in Israel program.

See the OSRUI website, for more information about these programs. All of the sessions are staffed by mature college students, under the guidance of experienced senior staff members and faculty from across the country. OSRUI is proud of its commitment to providing campers with strong and encouraging Jewish role model.

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Scholarship Opportunities   
Emanuel Congregation is also proud to announce OSRUI scholarship opportunities for Emanuel members. This system will enable parents to apply for scholarship in a way that is designed to meet the needs of every family. If you would like to discuss the numerous scholarship opportunities available, please contact Emanuel’s Religious School Administrator, Myra Wagner at

OSRUI Year Round Programs   


OSRUI offers many programs throughout the year open to members of Reform Congregations in our region and other interested individuals.

Springtime features the Devorah Quilting Kallah for those quilters who want to stitch together their creativity, spirituality, and Jewish identity and the Father & Son Kallah, for boys age 5-12 and their dads, grandfathers, or uncles. Hava Nashira is a song leaders workshop in the late spring featuring artists such as Debbie Friedman and Craig Taubman.

Adults interested in lifelong learning will want to check out the summer Lehrhausprogram.

The fall season brings Chagigah, one of the world’s leading Israeli folk dance camps, featuring a host of talented Israeli dance teachers; and the Mother & Daughter Kallah, for girls 5-12 and their moms, grandmothers, or aunts.

Chalutzim for Adults, a weekend of Hebrew language and fun, is held every other year in the winter. Family Camp is a great way to end the year, with lots of activities for kids and parents.


For more information call 847-239-6984 or

Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, URJ • Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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