Well, well, well. Back to hear about the incredible times the chanichim (campers) are having at Machaneh Yavneh (Camp Yavneh), are you? Well, I got some stories fresh out of the machaneh here for you.
We’ll start off with Friday. The chanichim woke up to an exciting iyun tefillah (alternative prayer service) and delved into the depths of the morning prayers. Thoughts were shared, and afterwards, cheesy eggs were consumed. The afternoon was replete with slip n’ slide rides and basketball games.
And then, that ineffable feeling once again emanated from the very matter constituting our essence as a Jewish people–it was almost Shabbat. As if in a trance, the tranquility and joy of Shabbat caressed the chanichim‘s hearts. The services were unbelievable, the laughs felt eternal, and the smiles seemed permanent on all of our faces. As Shabbat drew to a close, the chanichim had the chance to be with their Kerem (CITs and the oldest aydah (age group) in camp) and get to know them even better.