For the 16th time, I'm packing for camp. This weekend is Senior Staff Orientation at URJ Eisner Camp, where I will be spending my summer as one of the Machon (counselor and leadership training program) Directors. When the calendar turns over to June, the camp countdowns, blog posts and newspaper articles about the importance of camp overflow on my Facebook newsfeed and Twitter account. I've been doing this for a long time, but I still feel like that 5th grader every time I drive through the gates and return to my home away from home. It's the community, it's the songs, and it's the place. It's a tradition that is so much a part of me. Summer = camp. And so it begins. Throughout the summer, TBE Youth Programs Staff will be sharing their adventures on this blog. Some of us will be spending the summer at camp. Others will be visiting our TBE campers at their camps. And others will be busy planning for what promises to be a truly amazing year ahead at TBE as we continue to expand our programs, build and strengthen our community and continue to navigate our Jewish journeys. But...before we part ways, a few thoughts:
1. Join us this weekend for our Havayah Jewish Actors Workshop performances of Fiddler on the Roof at The Rashi School. Our teens (along with members of the TBE Choirs) exemplify what kehilah kedoshah (holy community) truly means. For more information, click here to view the event on our Facebook page. Performances are on Saturday and Sunday, and are open to the public free of charge. We hope you'll be able to attend! After all, it's tradition! :)
2. While you're making your plans this summer, start thinking about next summer and the opportunities to send your child to Jewish overnight camp. Hannah and I would love to talk about camp with you, since...well...we love Jewish Camp!
3. To stay up-to-date on our summer adventures, like our Facebook page and follow-us on Twitter. We would love to stay in touch over the summer...and hear about your adventures, too!
Shabbat Shalom! Have a wonderful weekend!