Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no river cold enough, ain’t no ice cream sweet enough to keep Arayot from being happy! Though this week was filled was filled with more rain, the chanichim filled the other half of the glass with fun.
We began Tuesday early with an achla yom (trip day) to Loon Mountain, where all 44 chanichim spontaneously broke out in song on the bus ride, eager to practice for their upcoming Ketsev (rhythm) performance next week.
Upon arrival, the chanichim and madrichim (
After a delicious barbecue dinner, the chanichim put on their own talent show, involving bringing creativity and comedy to life via a basketball draft modern dance known as the “Nae-Nae,” which was performed beautifully by Jeremy S. We also enjoyed the comedic tales and lyrics brought forth by Ari W., Noah W. and Benji H. before a quick dance party.
Though Wednesday was filled with rain, Arayot was able to have fun with Ketsev practice and more clowning. During a small break in the rain, we finally got to play sports outside and bask in the sun before splitting up for the peulat erev (night activity). During this peulah, the girls had mock zimriyah (singing) and the boys had an intense and thoughtful discussion with Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein about growing up and Judaism.