Kayitz 2011 – Machon Update #4

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Do-si-do! We started off this week with a rousing evening of Machon and Gesher Square Dancing where chanichim enjoyed the fun moves of this famous dance style and showed off our fancy new bandanas. Sunday night we took in a show at Beit Am Bet – Solelim’s production of “Guys and Dolls,” which was riveting and enjoyed by all.

Monday, our edah learned our rikudiyah dance for the first time and had a great day enjoying specialty bread baking, throwing around a Frisbee and having shira with Mara! Monday evening for peulat erev, we divided the edah by gender and had specialty “Erev Banim Banot.”

Tuesday night our edah ushered in our Yom Daled theme – Yom Shabbat, with a special dinner for us on the Stadium Courts. Chanichim dressed in their finest Shabbat attire, were divided into families and sat by these groups at dinner. After the feast we sang songs for Shabbat, took family photos and then went to the JV Pep Rally.

On Wednesday our edah cheered on Solelim and Bogrim chanichim for JV Palmer Day and continued our “Yom Shabbat” theme. We went on “Shabbos walks,” made challah, decorated table clothes and had a Malava Malka (post-Shabbat party!)  on Wednesday night. Thursday, we sang our hearts out at the Zimriyah with our song “Shirat HaNoar” and loved the ruach in the outdoor stadium courts.

Today, our edah is enjoying our Shabbat theme “Olam Amiti” or Real World, where we will be discussing issues involving the trials and tribulations of being a Jewish high schooler. We are looking forward to next week where we will be working on our play “West Side Story” and preparing for our second trip. Looking forward to meeting many of you on Visiting Day – Shabbat Shalom! Amy

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