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Tues. June 25

DATE: June 26, 2019

Today’s shiur at the beginning of the day dealt with the basic halachot of shmittah (the “every seventhyear” in Israel when we don’t farm in order to show that the land belongs to Hashem. The chanichim/ot had the experience of dealing with food from a shmittah year: at lunch, everyone had to figure out what foods had kedushat shivi’it, (i.e. grow from the ground) and then deposit them in special garbage cans (just like every home has in Israel during the Shmittah year and the year after). These food scraps rot naturally and begin to disintegrate and then can be thrown away.

Estee Fleischmann, our co-director, gave the 301 today about other Mitzvot that connect to the food of Eretz Yisrael, like terumah and ma’aser. “The 301” is 501 seconds of Torah each evening in the Beit Midrash, open to all campers. Whoever comes to hear these 5 minutes of Torah before dinner puts a raffle ticket (with his/her name on it) in a lottery and a winner is chosen right after the learning. The prize is…how well do you know Camp Stone??…double shekem, of course!!

After a fun day of peulot, we had our first evening of Chugim, affectionately called “klugim” for our Rosh Sport Noam Klugerman 🙂 The chanichim/ot looked so happy interacting with children of all ages at one of their favorite activities, which they requested and signed up for. Pictures were taken by Yakov Fleischmann for Instagram – look for those!

Kaytana, in their journey with the Jewish nation from Charan to Eretz Yisrael, learned about the 10 Plagues today (and even tried to make some blood by darkening the bug juice at lunch!) The spent the afternoon making charoset and baking matza, all preparation for their Mock seder tonight. Yetziat Mitzrayim is going to be exciting!

Machal hiked along the Allegheny River, pontooned across and then camped out tonight.

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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