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Remembering Mitch

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of the sudden death of Mitchell Perlmeter on February 1, 2011. Mitch has been at Camp Harlam most of his life, was a CIT last summer and was to have been a counselor this coming summer. Mitch is the son of Rabbis Rex Perlmeter and Rachel Hertzman of Montclair, NJ and brother of Jackie, Sarah and Nathaniel. He and his family are beloved members of the Camp Harlam community. We will truly miss Mitch’s energy and enthusiasm for camp and life and his constant smile.

Our support and prayers are with the Perlmeter-Hertzman family during this time. Letters of condolences to the family can be sent to 39 Porter Place, Montclair, NJ 07042. The family asks that we respect their privacy and their need for time as a family. Camp Harlam has established a special "Remembering Mitch" Facebook group where you can share thoughts, memories, photos, and videos.

Give to the Mitch Perlmeter Memorial Fund >

Or donate by mail. Please make checks payable to URJ Camp Harlam,
with a note referencing the Mitch Perlmeter Memorial Fund, and mail to:

URJ Camp Harlam
Mitch Perlmeter Memorial Fund
1511 Walnut St., Suite 401
Philadelphia, PA 19102

T'filah Zachor: A Service of Remembrance

Thank you to all those in our community who participated in T'filah Zachor: A Service of Remembrance for Mitch. We were able to share prayers, blessings, and songs and continue our healing process during this difficult time.

Listen to the service below >

Download an mp3 of the service >
Download the prayer booklet >

It is difficult in times like these to bring comfort to those in grief and mourning, because their pain is deep and raw. The Perlmeter-Hertzman family is a part of our Camp Harlam family and we mourn beside them. We reach out in compassion with our love and prayers. Psalm 89 informs us that “the world is built on kindness” and we direct our prayers of comfort, support and kindness to Rex, Rachel, Jackie, Sarah and Nathaniel at this time.

Our Camp and NFTY community is here to support us in the best of times, and in the most challenging of times. NFTY resources for grief and mourning are available online.

Zichron l’vrachah, may Mitch’s memory be a blessing.

Please do not hesitate to be in touch with us.

Rabbi Frank DeWoskin, Director
215.896.8958 –
Sam Roberts, Associate Director
415.987.7080 –
Beth Kanofsky, Assistant Director
215.563.8184 –
Rabbi Vicki Tuckman, Assistant Director
609.430.9212 –

Mitch and fellow Machonakim at the Machon Family Shabbat Service

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