Kayitz 2011 – Shorashim Update #4

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What a way to end off the month! We started off the week with a wonderful “Shabbat Sheli,” during which we made individualized identity stickers before Kabbalat Shabbat, played good vs. bad influence charades, learned about the story of Sdom and Amora, and talked about objects that are meaningful to us. On Sunday, we went into the week with a bang, with Maccabia breakout during breakfast! Throughout the day our chanichim played many sports, participated in relay races and had much ruach. Monday was a regular day full of fun.

At the end of the day we broke out our Yom Daled, Yom Musica Appreciation, with a party complete with glow sticks, “coke and pepsi,” and line dancing. The next day began with I-pod tefillot, during which 10 groups were each given a different tefillah and asked to match it with a popular song according to theme. We then went through the tefillot in the correct order, each tzrif explaining why they chose their song and how it connected to their tfillah. After breakfast, we had four sivuvim during which we taught a few dances, learned about the history of music, connected stories of famous musicians to stories from the tanach and learned about different types of cultural music. We then watched our friends and siblings on B-side play sports during JV

Palmer day, cheering them on from the sides. After a delicious lunch of pizza, salad, chumus and pita, we had shaat menucha, watched a few more games and then made tzrif music videos. Before dinner we ran around in the sprinklers and cooled off after a very hot day. After bishul, we played Hungry Hungry Hippos and then got ready for bed.

On Thursday, after a long day of fun peulot, we participated in the Zimriya, the camp-wide song festival, during which we sang for hours with edah ruach and had a blast. On Friday, in addition to regular peulot, we started getting ready for Shabbat and Visiting Day, beginning to pack up the tzrifim. Going into the last Shabbat of the month, we are sad that some of our friends are leaving, but excited for what is yet to come.

Until next week, Shabbat Shalom!

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