Monday June 16

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Last day 🙁 The chanichim had fun last shiurim today, summing up what they’ve learned and playing review games! Thank you to Shalhevet Schwartz and Elisha Kelman who wrote the daily shiurim around the topics of tochnit and the history we were learning about. They added so much to the experience each chanich/a had in […]

Sun. July 15

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Big day!! Not only was it the last “real day” of camp, but  the U.N. voted on the Partition Plan – well, back on Nov 29, 1947 but it felt like it was happening again here in Camp Stone today! The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was a proposal by the United Nations, which […]

Friday July 13 – Hikes!!

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Last hike day 🙁 How did this happen so fast? We are so excited for our last Shabbat together in this session; we will make it full of energy and inspiration (to last a year!!) Today’s hikes were: Aleph – the hike to our Chutz site and a picnic and some games there Vav – […]

Thursday July 12 – Trip Day

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Today the kids knew something was up when they saw a schedule that had ridiculous activities like…making paninis with plugah and gossiping with Rav Adi and chasing animals back into the Refet. Ha! Midway Day!! The chanichim left after aruchat eser to Midway, the best small-size amusement park, about 40 minutes away!! Rides, bumper cars, potato […]

Wednesday July 11

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Today in shiur, all of the chanichim learned about Aliyah Bet. This was the code name given to illegal immigration by Jews, most of whom were Holocaust survivors, coming from Europe to Eretz Yisrael between 1934-48.  They violated the restrictions laid out in the British White Paper (that the children also learned about this week!) Aliyah Aleph, […]

Tues June 10 – Color War Day 2

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It feels like we are in a week-long color way. Everyone is busy and the day is packed with activities, meetings and meals & marches 🙂 Today’s schedule was more sporting events, a really fun apache race that takes over an hour to complete and involves so many chanichim at all the stops and challenges […]

Monday, July 9 – Color War Day 1

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It’s all about cheers, spirit and points here during color war. The teams battled it out today, and then fell asleep in 30 seconds when their heads hit the pillows. Chanichim are working hard to contribute in any way they can – some are competing well in the sports and swimming races, some are working […]

Sunday, July 8

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Shavua Tov! Machal headed out last night for their few days of Algonquin hiking, canoeing and camping out. This is the experience chanichim here talk about for years before, anticipating this fun, bonding and challenging week. We know they will do great and can’t wait to hear from them when they come out on Thursday. […]

Friday July 6

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“Boker Tov Sugar Grooove!!” And what a beautiful morning it was 🙂 Gorgeous blue skies and perfect temperature with no humidity. We celebrated over breakfast, and everyone was so excited to enjoy being outdoors today!! And here is the hike-breakdown: Eidah Aleph: the berry hike! Yum! Eidah Vav:  a trail we call “the Chutz Loop” […]

Thursday July 5

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Our day started with a shiur about our relationship with non-Jews who live in Eretz Yisrael. The chanichim studied sources from psukim that speak about idol worshippers to the more modern sources that speak about the type of monotheistic non-Jew that lives in our country today. Once the chanichim had gone through what seeemed to […]

 
 
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