Edah News

Summer 2018, Week 1

Kochavim | Shorashim | Nitzanim | Solelim
Tzeirim | Nevonim |  Chalutzim & Bogrim

This summer, we're continuing to include conversation starters,
 bolded in each section of Edah News. 

Kochavim

Kayitz 2018 is off to an achla (awesome) start! Campers have already learned our edah cheers and the Hebrew phrases that we use around camp. Ask your campers to share their new Hebrew phrases and cheers this weekend! We start each day with migrash dancing and then tefillah on the deck of Beit Kochavim, our home for the summer. We spent the week enjoying bishul (cooking), ceramics, swim, sports, low ropes, and omanut (art). Throughout the day, campers are getting to know their bunkmates and counselors. We look forward to an amazing summer with your campers. Please click here to join our Kochavim Korner Summer 2018 Parents Group on Facebook.  

Shorashim

We were thrilled to welcome all of our Shorashim campers on Tuesday! In addition to all of our regular camp activities- sports, swimming, music, and art- we also had special programs centered on the theme of the summer: Tachbura (transportation). This week each bunk explored its own unique transportation name, ranging from the traditional train and bus, to the more whimiscal broom and flying saucer. Ask your child about his/her bunk name! We look forward to an exciting summer of fun, friendships, and growth with your children. Please click here to join our Shorashim Summer 2018 Parents Group on Facebook. Shabbat Shalom from all of us in Shorashim! 

Nitzanim

Nitzanim is off to an achla (awesome) start! We had a packed first week in Nitzanim participating in sports, etz (woodworkig), gymnastics, and of course, dancing on the migrash! We learned handmotions for the tefillot (prayers) we will say each morning together. Ask your child to show you the hand motions! We are excited to announce our edah theme for the summer- L'dor Va'dor (from generation to generation). Our theme will include peulot (activities) that connect our Jewish lives to the past and the future. We are excited for what is sure to be an incredible summer! Shabbat Shalom.  

Solelim

Solelim had an exciting first week of camp building unity and pride! We learned our edah cheer and have been chanting it all through camp. Ask your camper to sing it for you. We had a fun peulah (activity) creating individual bunk posters and decorating them in a way that represents the unique qualities of each bunk. Campers are developing a sense of closeness and community as they get to know each other. We have also been enjoying tefillah (prayers) with Amichai the Music Guy, the new archery center, robotics, sports and bishul (cooking). We are looking forward to an achla summer together. Shabbat Shalom from Solelim. 

Tzeirim

Tzeirim is having an amazing start to Kayitz 2018. We have been developing a true sense of community through our edah cheers. Ask your camper to sing the edah cheer for you! We jumped right into camp activities and have already enjoyed swimming, migdal (high ropes), omanut (art), bishul (cooking), and sports. We had a special tefillah (prayer) on Wednesday with Amichai the Music Guy. Campers will also have the chance to exchange mitzvah rewards when they see something a fellow Tzeirim camper does around camp. We look forward to having a blast this summer. Wishing you all a Shabbat Shalom from Tzeirim!

Nevonim

Nevonim is soaring high from an achla (awesome) first week of camp. We are enjoying our various camp peulot (activities) including swiming, migdal (high ropes), bishul (cooking), etz (woodworking), bishul bachutz (outdoor cooking), mini golf, and robotics to name just a few. This week in tefillah, couselors presented prayers we will recite each day of the summer. A special highlight of Nevonim is the opportunity campers have to read from the Torah for the first time. To begin the children's journey of Torah learning, and in keeping with long-standing Nevonim tradition, we opened a Torah scroll around our campers to literally wrap them in the words of Torah. Ask your child a fun fact he/she learned during the Torah ceremony. In another beautiful Nevonim tradition, each camper added his/her handprints to the cover of our amud, the table from where we read Torah. This heirloom stays with Nevonim from year to year. Our edah theme for Kayitz 2018 is Giborim (heroes), focusing on qualities that make a person an every day hero. It has been wonderful getting to know your children this week, and we look forward to a summer of growth and lots of fun! Shabbat Shalom.

Chalutzim & Bogrim

Week one of Kayitz 2018 was achla (awesome)! Our campers were so happy to reunite with each other and welcome new campers to our edah. We played various games within our bunks to get to know one another. We also chose our bunk names. We already had our first yom meyuchad (special day) on Wednesday, "Yom Dugma" (role model). As the oldest edot in camp, we want to be positive role models for the rest of the chanichim (campers). We spent the day exploring ways in which we can set good examples. Ask your child about his/her own role models. We also started a new tefillah (prayer) program, giving campers different choices of creative and fun options such as meditation and nature. We can't wait for another exciting week with your children. Shabbat Shalom!