Even though the summer is nearly coming to a close, there are no signs of slowing down in Solelim! This past week, Solelim went on two awesome tiyulim (trips), one to the Basketball Hall of Fame and to a New Britain Rock Cats minor league baseball game, and one to Kent Falls. The chanichim had a wonderful time on both of the tiyulim, and even though the Rock Cats suffered a harsh defeat to the Altoona Curve, everyone had a great time cheering the team on!
After a camp-wide dinner on Monday night, we began the fast of Tisha B’Av. Together, everyone sat by tzrif in circles at the Stadium Courts to hear Megillat Eicha be read. It was a very poweful and meaningful experience, which was then followed b
y bunk discussions on themes that related to Eicha and to the destruction of the Temple. On Tuesday, after tefillot, the chanichim had another discussion about how to maintain ahavat chinam among the different denominations within Judaism. It was interesting to hear all of the introspective comments that the chanichim shared in response to the thought-provoking questions posed to them by their madrichim.
Solelim is now gearing up for its final Shabbat of Camp, “Shabbat Solelim Ole,” during which we will take a look back on all of the exciting events of the summer and all of the new friendships that were formed, and think about how to carry this summer with them when they leave next week. Then, on Sunday, Solelim will be joining the rest of Machaneh Bet as we head to Camp Ramah in New England for some friendly sports competition. B’Hatzlachah to all the teams!