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Thurs July 27- Tisha B’Av

DATE: July 28, 2023

Tisha B’av today began with a late wake up. Tefillah was followed by kinot recited in the context of a skit. There were a few stations where tzevet acted out the background or explanation of the kinah, and then the eidah said it together. That brought us until chatzot (mid-day), so we were able to sit and have some slow-singing until Mincha. The early afternoon was a combination of peulot (some art projects, teva (nature) activities and sports for the younger campers who were eating) and then each eidah watched a movie in the later part of the afternoon. By 6:00 we were ready to gather for shira as a group, followed by maariv and a break-your-fast meal.  The older eidot were allowed to stay up late for night activities, which they were soooo happy about!

Machal left machane, after kinnot, to visit the Corry, PA cemetery and learn about the Jewish community that used to live in this area.

Tisha B’av as the second day of machane was an interesting challenge, but we provided some meaningful tefillah and learning as well as some bunk time for continued bonding. Everyone is settling in nicely, and we look forward to fun Friday erev shabbat hikes tomorrow! May we all be comforted this Shabbat Nachamu and see an increase of ahavat chinam (love for all!!) which will serve as a merit for our nation in this miraculous time we live in- watching the geulah (redemption) unfold right before our eyes!

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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