Shalom Life | July 30, 2015

Colorado Killer Was Camp Counselor at Jewish Day Camp

James Holmes worked as cabin counselor at Camp Max Straus

By: Jordan Shani

Published: July 21st, 2012 in News » World

Colorado Killer Was Camp Counselor at Jewish Day Camp

James Holmes, the shooter suspected of opening fire at the movie theater in Colorado, worked as a camp counselor at Camp Max Straus in 2008 in Los Angeles, a camp run be Jewish Big Brothers and Sisters (JBBBS), according to Randy Schwab, the CEO of JBBBS.

“It is with shock and sorrow that we learned of the incident in Aurora. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and friends of those involved in this horrible tragedy. On behalf of Camp Max Straus I want to offer our deepest sympathies and condolences,” said a statement from Schwab.

According to Schwab, during his tenure at the Jewish camp, Holmes, who is a Presbyterian, was responsible for the care and guidance of 10 children. Holmes helped the children “learn confidence, self esteem and how to work in small teams to effect positive outcomes,” and he ensured that the children had a “wonderful camp experience” through activities such as horseback riding, swimming, art and sports.

Camp Max Straus is a nonsectarian program for children ages 7-14.

The attack on Friday left 12 people dead and 58 injured.

Israeli Archaeologists Discover Remnants of Great Historical Synagogue Israeli Archaeologists Discover Remnants of Great Historical Synagogue TrendingJackie Mason Slams Iran Deal, Says Restaurants Are Subject to Tougher Inspections Jackie Mason Slams Iran Deal, Says Restaurants Are Subject to Tougher Inspections TrendingIndian President Pranab Mukherjee to make Historic Visit to Israel Indian President Pranab Mukherjee to make Historic Visit to Israel Trending
 

Shaw Festival Review: The Twelve-Pound Look

July 29, 2015 | By Hermine Steinberg
Shaw Festival Review: The Twelve-Pound Look

J.M Barrie's 'The Twelve-Pound Look' is a witty and poignant portrayal of marriage during the Edwardian Era.

Read More

Israeli Archaeologists Discover Remnants of Great Historical Synagogue

July 29, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
Israeli Archaeologists Discover Remnants of Great Historical Synagogue

Using new technology, Israeli archaeologists have unearthed what may be the Great Synagogue of Vilna

Read More

WATCH: Trailer for New Seth Rogen Christmas Movie

July 29, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
WATCH: Trailer for New Seth Rogen Christmas Movie

'The Night Before' "was made by Jews and opens on Thanksgiving"

Read More

Israel Donates Medical Aid to Taipei Water Park Victims

July 29, 2015 | By Viva Sarah Press
Israel Donates Medical Aid to Taipei Water Park Victims

498 people suffered burns when an explosion ripped through a New Taipei water park

Read More

75% of North American Jews Experience anti-Semitism on Campus

July 29, 2015 | By JNS.org
75% of North American Jews Experience anti-Semitism on Campus

New study confirms rise of anti-Semitism, based on responses from 3,199 students

Read More

Jews Congregate in Berlin to Compete in Maccabi Games

July 29, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
Jews Congregate in Berlin to Compete in Maccabi Games

The games will be held for the first time ever in Germany, to the joy of many European Jews

Read More

WATCH: Israeli Drag Queen's Flight Safety Video for Trans Airline

July 29, 2015 | By Asaf Zagrizak
WATCH: Israeli Drag Queen's Flight Safety Video for Trans Airline

Israeli art student tasked with branding an airline, so she decides to create Priscilla Airlines for the Trans community

Read More

More Headlines