A large part of Yavneh is our connection to Israel and the Hebrew language. Some of Yavneh masortim (traditions) happens on a regular basis at machaneh (camp) – starting each morning with a milat hayom (word of the day) at mifkad (flagpole) to all camp announcements in Hebrew to Israeli music during aruchot (meals).
But this week we took it one step further.
A Yavneh favorite, Yom Yisrael, happened this week. The mishlachat (Israeli delegation) went above and beyond this year. Chanichim (campers) visited the shuk (marketplace), learned about different aspects of Israel and ate some delicious homemade pitot. The day was so much fun! We also wove aspects of Israel into Zimriyah – one of the most popular activities at Yavneh (are you 364 for 1?). One of the songs each aydah (units) sang is a well-known Israeli song. This year, all of the songs were off the charts great! And as you will read a bit further down the newsletter you will learn more about our special Shabbat guest last week – Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon. We were honored to have him speak to madrichim (counselors), mevugarim (adult staff) and Maalot and Kerem chanichim about Israel.