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First Week of Hebrew Camp!

We had a great first week of camp! Campers went to different activities every day, including art, music, cooking, and gym time with the Shinshinim. Today, in honor of Shabbat, campers had Kabbalat Shabbat in addition to regular activities. The Barvazim were especially excited to show Maya all the songs they had prepared for their Shabbat tekes this year. Ask your child what their favorite activity this week was! Shabbat Shalom! Barvazim sing Shalom Aleichem from Hannah Senesh on Vimeo.   Bishul: Cooking with Ilana Our theme this year in Bishul is different meals. This week campers made aruchat boker...
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Wednesday, May 3rd: Amanda and Lia

Today’s blog entry is from Amanda and Lia: After davening and eating breakfast in the Ruth Daniel residence hotel, we boarded our bus and drove to the Jaffa institute – a non profit organization working to feed and educate the nearly 25% of Israeli citizens that are impoverished. There we learned about the institute and packaged food to be delivered to families in need. From the Jaffa institute, we drove to Orchard of Abraham – a family run school for children ages two through six. Orchard of Abraham is owned by a couple consisting of a Jew and a Muslim...
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Tuesday, May 2nd, Yom haAtzmaut: Sam and Dan

From Sam and Dan: Our Yom ha’Atzmaut celebration began yesterday at Rabin Square. We paraded through the streets spraying each other with silly string and foam. The next morning we went to the beach in Tel Aviv and practiced martial arts by the sea. After the martial arts session, we had some free time at the beach. We also watched the IDF air show. Afterwards we went to the park and had a barbecue lunch. We played a little bit at the park before returning to the hotel, getting ready to go watch Beauty and the Beast.

Monday, May 1st, Yom haZikaron: Orly and Eli

Here are Orly and Eli’s thoughts on the day: Hello from Israel! We woke up at 6:30 this morning and said goodbye to our beautiful hotel after breakfast and tefila. Then we headed to the bus and drove to ימין אורד, a boarding school for teenagers who are orphans, poor, or new immigrants. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by one of the leaders of the school and he talked to us about how the institution is run and its ideals and beliefs. Afterwards, we were taken to the gym for a Yom haZikaron assembly, which was led by the...
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