The solemnity of Tisha B’Av quietly calmed camp only to be complimented by a flurry of spirited activities throughout each edah. In fact, this week’s list is endless. Two artists, Becky Kimmelsteil and Mordechai Rosenstein arrived, tapping our chanichim’s creativity in a variety of ways. Becky’s yarn bombing intrigued the youngest to the oldest as yarn sculptures appeared on fences, poles, and trees. Mordechai captured Shorashim and Bogrim introducing them to magnificent display of colors on murals and inventive ways of presenting Jewish themes through art. Campers could be seen in their regular routine or on tiyulim, sliding down the summit in Lake Ellis, competing in the A-side Maccabiah, performing in our A-side play (Yeish Lach Haver), playing Extreme Ga-ga, dancing in the Rikudiyah, and all within Shavuah Yarok (CRB’s Green Initiative). What a week!
It is hard to believe that we are embarking on Shabbat number four followed by Visiting Day. Thank you for allowing us to spend time with your children. The privilege is truly ours. I hope that the first session campers enjoy the rest of the summer and join us again in 2014.
Wishing all a Shabbat Shalom and looking forward to greeting all of you on Sunday.
Rabbi Paul Resnick