Summer 2020

Shir shel Yom | Koh Amar Hashem

Koh Amar Hashem | Composed by Mordechai Ben David

As camp ends and we enter the 3 weeks between Shiva Asar B’Tammuz and Tisha B’Av, we enter a stage of nostalgia which can be simply explained as remembering the good parts of the past. Yesterday’s haftorah beginning the special haftorot for the 3 weeks is from the book of Yirmiyahu. God tells the prophet Yirmiyahu that He fondly remembers the beautiful time in the desert when He led the Israelites through uncharted territory, comparing it to how a groom and bride walk together at the beginning of a marriage when so much is unknown: ‘כֹּ֚ה אָמַ֣ר ה זָכַ֤רְתִּי לָךְ֙ חֶ֣סֶד נְעוּרַ֔יִךְ אַהֲבַ֖ת כְּלוּלֹתָ֑יִךְ לֶכְתֵּ֤ךְ אַחֲרַי֙ בַּמִּדְבָּ֔ר בְּאֶ֖רֶץ לֹ֥א זְרוּעָֽה/Thus said the LORD: I accounted to your favor The devotion of your youth, Your love as a bride— How you followed Me in the wilderness, In a land not sown. (2:2). For us, Indoor World has been a bit like walking around a desert that is unknown. Yet, we have tried our best to navigate and we hope that like us, you will all remember it fondly!

What do you think about the metaphor of God and Israel’s relationship being like the beginning of a marriage? How does that affect your idea of what davening is? Tell us in the Be’ur Tefillah form!

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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