Summer 2020

Shemesh | Shir Shel Yom

Shemesh by Hanan ben Ari:

This song is written and performed in Hebrew by Hanan Ben Ari, a Religious Zionist singer in Israel.  The name of the song in English means ‘Sun’, and is describing how Ben Ari feels when he is empowered by his connection with God; like a sun that is shining for everyone and is positive, and by using light that has been passed down for generations.  In the song, Ben Ari thanks God for the path he has given him, by being a Jew and by helping spread God’s message of goodness and light.

Questions:

Why do you think doing what God wants is compared to light in the song?

What do you think the ‘path’ that God has given the singer is?  Do you feel like God has given you a ‘path’ or way to make your life meaningful?

Ben Ari in the song is thanking God for this ‘path’ – what are you thankful to God for? Tell us on the Be’ur Tefillah form!

English lyric translation: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/%D7%A9%D7%9E%D7%A9-shemesh-sun.html-0

Hebrew lyrics: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/hanan-ben-ari-%D7%A9%D7%9E%D7%A9-shemesh-lyrics.html

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About the Chanukah Raffle

Dear Camp Stone Community,

It is an incredible feeling to reconnect with everyone once again at the beginning of our 2021 camp season.

We are writing to you today, first and foremost, to express tremendous gratitude.

Hakarat HaTov, literally “recognizing the good”, is an important and fundamental principle in our community. We, at Camp Stone, want to express our Hakarat HaTov to everyone receiving this email for your unwavering support, especially this past summer. Whether you provided financial assistance through your donated tuition dollars, participated in Indoor World, or connected with the Camp Stone community in other ways, together we had an incredibly successful, albeit different, summer experience.

There is no substitute for being in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, and this summer, B’ezrat Hashem, we will be back at Camp Stone, in person, in full force.

To achieve that goal, we must continue to ensure the financial success of our home away from home that we all know and love so deeply. The logo on top, featuring the slogan “Stone. Forever.” also features a Ner Tamid, an “eternal flame.” The year 1969, etched into the logo, is the year camp was founded. Symbolically, the overall image represents the idea that Camp Stone began many years ago and must endure forever, always burning brightly, and always an integral part of our collective conscience.

On that note, we are excited to announce that our annual Chanukah Campaign will be a raffle taking place over all 8 nights of Chanukah with prizes for both campers and parents/alumni!!

Please go back to the web page  to purchase raffle tickets and help us achieve 100% participation from our entire camp community!

Looking forward to being in touch with all of you in the near future.

Sincerely,

Yakov & Estee, Co-Directors