Summer 2020

Thurs July 9 / 17 Tammuz

Today’s fast day commemorates the beginning of the end for the Beit haMikdash – the babylonians and later the Romans broke through the walls of Jerusalem on their way to the Temple Mount. We fast during the daylight hours and think about ways to do teshuva and bring the Beit haMikdash back and G-d’s presence (Shechinah) closer once again.

Tefillah this morning included Machal chanichim presenting some slichot we say on this day – poem-tefillot mourning and asking for mercy. They explained these special prayers and were able to be creative and give their interpretation. We were so glad we were able to hold on to some of what Machal normally brings to our programming on this day. Thank you shevet sinai!!

Special shiur for tzevet and parents at noon today was given by haRav Moshe Lichtenstein from Yeshivat Har Etzion. Almost 100 people joined live for this shiur!! Please click here and watch the video when it is uploaded shortly.

Each bunk will have some bunk time today and watch a movie that relates in some way to a thought-provoking discussion, connecting the chanichim with the day’s themes.

This afternoon there will be a virtual kotel tunnels tour – what a great way to connect to Yerushalayim and the feelings we all have when we think of what we are missing as we are, simultaneously, grateful for what we have!

At 8:15 pm the whole camp will gather to sing and hear a story – ending the fast together the way we always do!

May we merit to see Yerushalayim rebuilt fully, with all of Her people able to visit and daven to Hashem there!

Have an easy fast and meaningful day.

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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

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