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a non-profit summer day camp for refugee children
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Camp Nefesh has received numerous awards and has been recognized by several organizations and news agencies.
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Unity bar association of Sacramento (2018)
November 1st 2018: Camp Nefesh receives the 2018 Community Service Award from the Leonard M. Friedman Bar Association.
J. Jewish NEws of Northern California (2018)
"In Sacramento, a Jewish-run day camp for Afghan refugee kids"
Sacramento Bee (2018)
"Afghan kids came here for a better life. B'nai Israel's summer camp helped them find it"
Inside Sacramento (2019)
"Camp With a Cause: Teen gives Afghan refugees summer camp experience"
Girl Scouts (2019)
"Interview with Gold Award Girl Scout Lucy Beckett"
Elk Grove citizen (2019)
"Elk Grove teen starts summer camp for refugee children"
Sacramento Bee (2019)
"Elk Grove teen finds work on summer camp for refugee kids rewarding in more ways than one"
Jewish Teen Funders Network (2019)
"Teenage Leaders 'Welcome the Stranger' at this Local Summer Camp for Refugee Children"
URJ Belin Award (2019)
"This Congregation Started a Summer Camp for Refugee Kids - Led by a Teen"
Hey Alma (2020)
"These Jewish Teens Are Helping Refugees Thrive in Their Hometowns"
Sacramento bee (2020)
"Amid the pandemic, Sacramento summer camp for refugee children takes to Zoom to continue programming"
Opening Doors Inc. (2020)
"Camp Nefesh supports refugee children amidst Covid-19 isolation"
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