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Wednesday July 11

DATE: July 11, 2018

Today in shiur, all of the chanichim learned about Aliyah Bet. This was the code name given to illegal immigration by Jews, most of whom were Holocaust survivors, coming from Europe to Eretz Yisrael between 1934-48.  They violated the restrictions laid out in the British White Paper (that the children also learned about this week!)

Aliyah Aleph, by the way, refers to the limited Jewish immigration permitted by British authorities during the same period.

The chanichim came back to what they had learned, this afternoon after Shekem:  the Roshei Moshava announced that all Eidot were being invited to join Aliyah Bet! So the kids grabbed flashlights and changed into dark clothing (to avoid the British) and went and had a cookout first to plan the journey and get fake ID papers.  The older Eidot Gimmel and Daled even got some training – with a paint ball exercise 😉

Once it was dark, each Eidah walked from their lina sight to the water (our Agam from “the other side of camp”) and crossed into Palestine (to our island in the Agam closer to main campus), trying to avoid the British. They put on life vests (safety first!) and went into inner tubes,  following a rope to “the other side” while British in canoes were looking for them…Anyone who didn’t want to get wet was shuttled across by Tzevet in boats 🙂 They arrived in Eretz Yisral, were questioned but got through it and celebrated (in the Gaga pit) with Israeli music and dancing!!

It was quite a scene!! You definitely “had to be there” to feel and see how powerful this experience was for chanichim. To feel that you need to get from A to B to avoid being captured and to arrive “home” is something they will never forget. This period in Israel’s history came alive tonight!! What a tribute to our nation’s pioneers 🙂

(Hope you can understand the pictures now!)

We can’t wait to greet Machal late tomorrow night and hear all about their fabulous week hiking, canoeing and camping out in Algonquin!!

Can you believe we only have 5 days left???

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

Thank you so much for your interest in Camp Stone :) Please email Randi Mashmoor

with the name, age, and gender of your child AND whether you are interested in Session 1 or Session 2, and we will let you know if there is space available in that bunk.