Kayitz 2011 – Tzerim Update #3

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Our first activity for Shabbat “pluralism” was eating an Oreo. It turns out, that everyone eats Oreos in a different way! We shared our styles and discussed the importance of diversity and variety. On Shabbat, we started off by having each camper make an original sound and turn it into a cacophony of noise! That was a segue into discussing how we integrate in spite of differences and manage to be stronger because of our differences. We also placed ourselves on a “human graph” showing our different traditions and customs at home, and learned that while we may differ in one way, we are alike in another.

Yom rishon ad yom shlishi (from Sunday to Tuesday), we “left” Camp and spent three days in Israel! All of our activities, snacks, special skits and meals were Israeli style. The mishlachat did a great job! Our tiyul (trip) on Wednesday was to the “Zoom Flume” water park, and we are pretty sure we zoomed and floomed, but we aren’t positive. Is that Hebrew or English? Either way, we are wet, tired and happy. Best of all- we made it back in time for our bishul (BBQ)! On Thursday and Friday, we were happy to return to our weekly routine.  And some of our campers are even fencing with an olympic fencer (en garde!) and making their own, real and extremely special tefillin sets! Time for another restful Shabbat, as we have another great, fun filled week coming up!

Shabbat Shalom!

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