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Thurs July 4th

DATE: July 5, 2019

Here in Machane stone, July 4th marks the yahrtzeit of Yoni Netanyahu. We learned about Entebbe, Uganda in 1976 and the IDF coming to the aid of hijacked Jews – at the cost of slodiers’ lives. The shiur today was about the mitzvah of Pidyon Shvuyim – redeeming captives and how complicated that can get when the captives are Israeli soldiers and when the ransom isn’t money but rather prisoners. (For many eidah aleph groups, the shiur teacher just kept it about Yoni Netanyahu) Again, this was an opportunity to discuss a very nuanced issue that the Israeli government has to deal with.

This blogger, being so committed to her job of up-close reporting, went along with the winning bunks of Nikayon (clean up) to their prize – trip to the ice cream store. When duty calls, I am there! The winners were an eidah aleph boys bunk and an eidah gimmel girls bunk. They were proud winners and enjoyed their ice cream on a very hot day! We brought along a photographer (again, work can sometimes be very hard) who made sure we documented the occasion. Each week, there is a boys bunk and a girls bunk chosen as Nikayon winners! The Roshei Moshava go around themselves each Erev Shabbat, right before mifkad.

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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