Hey everyone, sorry for the delay. There’s just been so much going on this week and not enough time during the day. Here are just some of the activities the chanichim participated in this week.
Thursday night was a special evening. It was pish night, which is where the chanichim eat a cookout style dinner then do an activity just with their shichvah (age group). This past pish night, the Kizarim (Mini-Mosh campers) and Tzimukim (Amelim & Chortim) celebrated Anya’s bat mitzvah. They got dress up in crazy costumes, had a dance party, and went swimming.
Also this week, we welcomed in the first Shabbat of the session. everyone got the chance to clean their tzrif/ohel (cabin/tent) and get an extra shower in before Kabbalat Shabbat. Kabbalat Shabbat is the ritual we do to welcome in shabbat Friday night before dinner. It includes a story from the Rosh (head of camp) as well as poems read out by chanichim (campers). After dinner on Friday night, we put on an oneg (variety show). This week the oneg was the done the Madatz and Tzevet. We conclude Friday night with rikud (Israeli dancing) on the basketball court.
Saturday, the chanichim had a more relaxing day, participating in special chugim only run on Shabbat. The chanichim also participated in a new structure called Shabbat Carnival, which is a series of bonding activities like poem reading, painting, sports, etc. We conclude Shabbat with Havdallah: a service done at dusk as the stars begin to come out and a medurah: a campfire where chanichim get to perform skits and other acts for their peers.
Again, apologies for the delay. I’ll make sure to post more regularly in the coming weeks. If you want to see more of the activities the chanichim did, please check out the Habonim Dror Camp Moshava Facebook page!