Shalom Gurim parents (and friends)
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” A very poignant statement from Anatole France the French poet. This week Adyat Gurim (lion cubs) became awakened by embracing the “animal” parts of our personalities. Dawning animal masks that we created at Amanut (Art center) Adyat Gurim joined the six hundred person parade to celebrate Yom Debbie (Debbie day.) As the many bears, birds, monkeys and puppies marched and chanted with the rest of camp, many a smile could be seen from the animal kingdom. After arriving at the Beit Am (gymnasium) the festivities took a turn for the wild side. Everyone was howling and cheering as the new Torah was dedicated to Machaneh Yavneh in honor of Debbie Sussman.
After the Torah dedication the Yavneh Alumi band took to the stage to rock the attendees with old classics such as, Can’t Buy Me Love, Jail House Rock and Day Tripper (which many thought was uncannily similar to a Beatles performance). At the height of the musical pandemonium, many a Gurim Chanichim (campers) could be seen intensely playing Gaga in the designated Gaga pit. After the concert ended everyone came together with warm pretzels (some gluten free) and mustard to watch a dazzling twenty minute fireworks show. As patriotic ballads played in the background the animal kingdom was at peace as the night sky filled with commemorative colors. Soon after the forest was quiet with the slumber of many tired lion cubs.
Max and Dani