Fourth of July, Special Day, and a Kuparnival!

What a week we’ve had at Mosh! On Monday we celebrated the Fourth of July with a cookout, surprise fireworks, and the playoffs for the biannual Mosh World Series. Twice each summer, Chug (interest group) Softball is divided into two teams that compete in front of all of machaneh (camp) in the Mosh World Series. Everyone was on the edge of their seats and cheering their fellow Moshniks on!

Yesterday was Special Day. Special Day is a day-long, immersive, educational experience. This Special Day’s topic was Immigration and Refugees and the theme was Shrek. The chanichimot (campers) woke up in a totally changed world! The Upper Shetach (rising 7th graders and older) got a wake-up call from Mosh’s goats and by the time breakfast rolled around all of the chanichimot realized they were in Duloc, home to the evil tyrant Lord Farquad! After he banished many people in Duloc, they went to Shrek’s swamp. Shrek and Fiona didn’t want the people of Duloc there either, so they had nowhere to go. The chanichimot spent the day learning about what refugees encounter when they are forced out of their homes by trying to help the banished people of Duloc. We learned about the Visa process, refugee camps, Dreamers/DACA, climate refugees, the refugee crisis in Ukraine, and more.

Today we had a Kuparnival, or a kupa-carnival. Kupa is Mosh’s communal fund, and kupa events are about the whole machaneh having a special shared experience. This year’s Kuparnival featured moonbounces, a blow-up slide, cotton candy, sno-cones, and a great DJ! Now that the party is over, it’s time to bring in Shabbat!

Shabbat Shalom!

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