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July 17, 2019

Kayitz 19 – Kerem 4th Blog Post

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Hey ya’ll,

What a week it has been for Kerem ‘19!

After returning from our Whitewater Rafting trip in Maine on Wednesday, Kerem prepared peulot erev (evening activities) for the younger aydot. They ran them on Thursday and they went really well! We even followed it up with a debriefing session to talk about what went well and what needs to be improved. On Shabbat, Kerem engaged in discussions about methods of communication and the way it is changing in their generation with social media. It was really great to see them come up with and lead their own discussions. 

On Sunday, we woke up bright and early (6 AM) in order to drive to Taunton, MA for the ARC of Bristol County’s Run, Walk, and Roll. Kerem brought so much energy to the event, and our Madrich (Counselor) Seth even won the 5K run! Following the event, we went to Ari and Ruth Schwartz’s house, where we had lunch and heard some stories about Ezra Schwartz, their son and a former counselor at Yavneh. We all fell asleep on the bus back home, catching up on sleep from our early morning.

This week has been primarily filled with prep for Zimriyah. Kerem is a unique Summer because the campers work completely independently on picking the songs, teaching them, creating hand motions, and running practices in preparation for Zimriyah. Honestly, Kerem sound really good and I think you will be impressed when you hear them on Thursday night.

That’s all for now! It was a quiet week for Kerem, but with Zimriyah coming and changeover day on the horizon, there will be a lot happening this coming week!