The littlest Galilnik this summer isn't in Amelim; in fact, she's still seven years away from being old enough to be in Amelim. She's Ruthie Becker, the one-year-old daughter of Danya Shapiro and her husband Matt, a long-time Galil alum. Ruthie is spending her summer with Danya in Galil's infirmary.
Danya has major Habonim Dror street cred: as a camper at Tavor (our sister camp in the Midwest), a member of Workshop 47, a counselor, a summer director, the Habonim Dror North America treasurer, and counselor for Workshop 55 in Israel. Now, Danya, Matt, and Ruthie live in Doylestown, where Danya is a fabric artist. She hand-makes chuppot (wedding canopies), challah covers, tzedakah boxes, and wall-hangings for individuals, families, and synagogues.
Danya uses mostly patchwork and applique techniques. She enjoys working with nature themes, especially trees because of the resonances that it has within Jewish culture. As you can see from the picture, just like at the infirmary, Ruthie likes to help out!
Check out My Perfect Chuppah now! Danya will give a 20% discount to anyone who mentions Camp Galil when they place their order.