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Sunday, fast of 17 Tammuz

DATE: July 18, 2022

Shavua Tov!

We had a meaningful fast day here with a later wake up and a nice tefilah with some special additions. The chanichim had a shiur about Rabb Yochanan ben Zakkai’s request for the Romans to save the Sages of that time so Torah learning could continue after the destruction of the Beit haMikdash. They also learned a lot from a 4-part round robin group of skits about in-fighting among the Jewish people during this era we are studying, the end of the second Beit haMikdash, and in modern times.  Tzevet members put on a skit about:

1) the Zealots vs. the Sages during the siege that romans lay on Jerusalem

2) the wealthy not helping the poor

3) the religious Jews having sinat chinam – baseless hatred (the famous Kamtza and Bar Kamtza story)

4) and then a fourth skit about today’s intolerance and inconsiderate rhetoric on social media

We had mincha at 1:30 and then had the afternoon for rest, a movie, time to buy “stonewear” and a discussion, by bunk, led by madrichim.

We gathered at 7:00 for singing, a story and maariv before we broke our fast at 8:26 pm camp time

Machal spent some time today at the old Corry, PA Jewish cemetery. They cleaned up a little, learned about some of the people buried there and then discussed the values a Jewish community must have to function and uphold Judaism (a shul, a school, a mikvah, a cemetery etc)

We have tomorrow for last favorite activities, finishing projects in the village or at ceramics and then…packing. So sad!!  The crying already started at Seudah Shlishit, during our beloved slow shira : (

p.s. Annual Motzei Shabbat Machal vs. Daled basketball games ended with machal wins this year, both for the boys and for the girls. Congrats Machal!!!

(last blog for this session will be tomorrow night)



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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.


Yakov & Estee, Co-Directors