Kayitz 2011 – Solelim Update #5

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It was wonderful to meet so many of you on Visiting Day!  After the families and guests left, things returned to normal for Solelim. On Monday morning, Rabbi Kurland led a Yehadut class for Solelim called “Masechet Bubbe” in memory of his mother, Libby Kurland, whom many of the chanichim got to know well in the mitbachon. It was a very powerful moment for the chanichim and gave them the opportunity to share their own stories about Bubbe.

On Monday afternoon, the entire edah was surprised with a trip to go see the final Harry Potter Film, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.”  With lightning bolts on their foreheads, and many chanichim donning the scarlet and gold colors of Gryffindor, the chanichim were truly thrilled and LOVED the movie!

On Tuesday, Solelim excitedly welcomed twenty new chanichim into our edah. All the second session chanichim are now unpacked and settled in their tzrifim. Additionally, Tuesday was our “Yom Daled” for the week, which was “Yom I’m Just a Kid.”  The day took the chanichim from birth through high school graduation, including kindergarten finger-painting and a Bat Mitzvah party. The whole edah had a great time!

 

Everyone was so surprised when Yom Sport broke out at breakfast on Thursday morning! The chanichim were divided into four teams, each named for a popular Israeli band. It was so wonderful to see all the ruach and energy that filled the Camp as everyone cheered for their teams and played their hardest. In the midst of the excitement of Yom Sport, all of Machaneh Bet came together for the “Festival HaZemer Ha’Ivri” (Israeli Song Festival), where everyone could be heard singing along to traditional Israeli songs, as well as more recent popular hits.

After a packed week, we are looking forward to having a relaxing Shabbat, with the theme “Shabbat Teenage Dream.”  Shabbat Shalom!

 

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