Summer 2020

Shir shel Yom | SheHaShemesh Ta’avor Alai

Yardena Arazi is a well known Israeli singer and entertainer, who grew up in Israel on a kibbutz, represented Israel in the Eurovision song competition, was one of the most popular Israeli singers of the 80’s, and in general is a major voice in Israeli music.
In her song “Shehashemesh ta’avor alai” ( “The sun should pass over me”) Arazi sings of feelings of hardship and loneliness and the desire for better days, coupled with a direct plea to G-d to bring back the sun in her life and guide her back to happiness through the land and her roots. Arazi herself has described the song as a song of longing and wistfulness. The song also has a strong Zionistic element, with much of it dealing with Arazi’s connection to her native land.
It is also cool to see Avraham Fried, a famous Israeli religious singer, to perform her song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUr5mXeiS1s
Questions:

How do you feel your surroundings, whether in nature or in civilization, affect your prayer?

There is often a certain sadness or wistfulness associated with prayer. Why do you think prayer elicits such strong emotions?

Do you think prayer outside of Israel is lacking a certain something? Why or why not? Tell us in the Be’ur Tefillah form!

English lyrics:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/%D7%A9%D7%94%D7%A9%D7%9E%D7%A9-%D7%AA%D7%A2%D7%91%D7%95%D7%A8-%D7%A2%D7%9C%D7%99-sun-should-pass-over-me.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

Thank you so much for your interest in Camp Stone :) Please email Randi Mashmoor

with the name, age, and gender of your child AND whether you are interested in Session 1 or Session 2, and we will let you know if there is space available in that bunk.