Wed July 4

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The good news is: the chutz was so fun!! The bad news is: we got rained out today at 1:45 pm camp time ๐Ÿ™ We all had to come back to camp, because the hot and humid weather turned into rain. It was a great chutz, although it got cut short. Enjoy the pictures: ) […]

Tuesday July 3

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We’re off to the CHUTZ!! We all knew it had to be today ๐Ÿ˜‰ After shiur, they called everyone to Aruchat Eserย  (morning snack) and “broke it out” by saying that the Jews in the pre-state were having trouble balancing the agricultural work and responsibilities that went along with farming and planting with their personal […]

Monday July 2

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We ALL had a fun, busy day!! Eidot Aleph-Daled had shiur about socialism and the way Torah looks at property and our ownership of property and land. We looked at the mitzvah of bentching (where the context is a mitzvah to remember that G-d gives us success on our land with rain and we cannot […]

Sunday July 1 / 17 Tamuz

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Today was our fast day commemorating the breaking through of the walls around Jerusalem, along with 4 other tragedies from history – including Moshe smashing the Luchot after seeing the golden calf. The chanichim had a later-than-usual wake up and tefillat shacharit with some slichot. The slichot were chosen very carefully and explained before their […]

Friday June 29

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Hike Day! Eidah Daled got a head start…leaving at 2:00 a.m. for their “midnight hike” (long-standing tradition here at camp, and a real rite of passage for eidah daled). They davened at sunrise and ate something…and then back to bed! When they woke up in the early afternoon, they ate lunch and then had small […]

Thursday June 28

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Thursday already?? This week fleeeewww…. The whole camp had shiur this morning about the question: do we care what other nations/people think about us and Israel? Starting with the Balfour Declaration, they talked about what everyone else’s role might be in OUR destiny and plans for Eretz Yisrael. So thought-provoking and, of course, relevant to […]

Wednesday June 27

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Rain, rain go away; come again another day…preferably, after camp is over!! If you’ve been following the weather pattern in Sugar Grove, PA you know that it was a wash-out today! The good news: Kima (wake-up) was a half hour later ๐Ÿ™‚ The rainy day schedule that we have ready each day on the back […]

Tues June 26

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Everyone enjoyed a nice crisp night at the lina – warm from sleeping bags and the campfire. Perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ By the way, correction from yesterday: Kaytana DID sleep out at the lina last night!! yay kaytana!! So, if your child never slept out in the Great Outdoorsย  – they have now. Each eidah had yummy […]

Mon June 25

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We are, b”h, in a groove here in Machane! Today was beautiful weather and the schedule ran smoothly with lots of activities…Ceramics opened up!! And tomorrow, rumor has it,ย  we are start peulot in “the Village”! We’ll talk more about that special corner of camp when it opens… Best lunch: potato bar with baked potatoes […]

Sunday June 24

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Shavua Tov to all of you parents missing your kids! And those of you who aren’t ๐Ÿ˜‰ (I won’t tell them) We had such a great Shabbat, although we needed raincoats for some of it…but we had so much ruach, shira, rikud and good food to keep us warm and happy. And let’s not forget […]

 
 
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