I have spent the last three summers of my life at Kutz. I have gotten a lot out of it, including friends, knowledge, direction and dare I say wisdom. And yet yesterday those of us who were on staff this last summer recieved the following e-mail from Rabbi Eve, the camp director:
“I am writing to let you know some important structural changes that are taking place at Kutz effective today, September 28, 2007. After four years as our Site Manager, Wendy Cedar will be moving on to other endeavors. Her duties will be assumed by me, Denise Bulnes and a host of part time retreat staff members. We thank her for all she has done for Kutz and wish her well. After twelve years of service, Annette Preda, will be moving on to other endeavors. Her duties will be assumed by Denise Bulnes, the Kutz Camp Bookkeeper, as well as members of the New York URJ Youth Division staff. We also thank Annette for all she has done for Kutz and wish her well.”
Right. I obviously won’t even pretend to know the whole story here, but I’m a more than a little ticked. Kutz undergoes major structural changes every damn year, never trying anything long enough to know whether it is working. I know there are financial pressures bearing down on Kutz all the time, but the two women let go basically run the damn place. I had been seriously considering not returning next summer, but this has pushed me over the edge. Unless someone deems it a good idea to give me a nice faculty position, I don’t see myself at Kutz again in the near future. It saddens me to say it, but there it is.
In other news, what if I did this?
In other other news, how do we all like the new look for the blog header?