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August 09, 2018

Last Maalot Blog – Second Month!

Author - Camp Yavneh

Dear complete strangers,

To be quite honest, almost nothing has happened at camp since I last wrote you all. Sorry. Blog over.

Just kidding! Of course a lot happened! Wednesday night was Rikudiyah (annual camp dancing night). It was not a competition, but obviously Maalot was the best Aydah of them all. We danced our tucheses (butts) off!

Thursday was Yom Yisrael, which was a packed day for our chanichim. We were in charge of setting up and running the Shuk, the open air marketplace similar to ones in Israel. There was candy, drinks, fruit, vegetables, sunflower seeds, and all kinds of other fun, Israel themed stuff! Maalot was fantastic at running the Shuk and had so much great energy. Woohoo!

Shabbat, as usual, was a fantastic day. I was reflecting a lot on Shabbat about how there are no pictures or recordings of Shabbat at Yavneh. It’s only preserved in the memories and feelings in the hearts of the chanichim. That’s something very special in this day and age if you ask me.

On Monday we had a super fun Achla Yom with our Gurim Buddies! First, we hiked nearby Saddleback mountain with them. Then, after returning to camp for a quick lunch, we headed out to Norland Berry Farm for some blueberry picking! I kid you not, we picked about 55 pounds worth of blueberries. It was a little absurd to be quite honest. I don’t know what to do with all of them. There are, figuratively speaking, blueberries coming out the wazoo. Hopefully they all get eaten by the end of the summer!

We ended Monday night with our last boundary breakers peulat erev, a great chance for our chanichim to become closer with one another.

It was great being the scribe of your children’s memories this summer ! And I also enjoyed being the one responsible for your child’s life. I hope I did a good job! I certainly tried my best.

Signing off one last time…


Ravi Brenner