Gesher Update 2013 – Week 5

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Gesher 2013Gesher jumped into the second month head first! After an amazing Visiting Day full of friends, family, and food we had a great high school musical themed yom daled. On Tuesday evening Chris Nicola, a professional caver, presented his 1993 Ukraine caving story to us in which he found old items that revealed that people had been living in the cave. After many years of searching Chris found out that there were about 40 Jewish people who hid in the caves to save their lives during the Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II. His research led him to a few  survivors that he eventually brought  back to the cave that saved their lives. You can check out this movie trailer to see and hear more about Chris Nicola’s compelling saga.

Edah pictures, water skiing for swim ozrim, and a surprise edah game of laser tag rounded off our fun filled week.  This Shabbat all of machaneh bet will be joining together for a Limmud NY style Shabbat. Each camper has the opportunity to choose from over 10 sessions on Jewish topics. This Shabbat we’ll be sure to rest and recharge our batteries before our journey to Washington, DC next week!  Shabbat Shalom.

Becca Weintraub