Shalom Chaverim V’Mishpachot,
Shalom Friends and Families,
On our third day of this summer heat wave, the machaneh (camp) ate breakfast outside in Hyde Park instead of the cheder ochel (dining room) to take advantage of the morning shade. We ate waffles and strawberries to start our day on a yummy note. At the end of breakfast, Galil had some guests arrive...overhead! To handout our Galil 2018 t-shirts, we thought "what better way to distribute shirts then to drop them from the sky"! Four planes flew over machaneh to drop down all the t-shirts for the chanichimot (campers). It was a great surprise and great fun!
And as if we had enough excitement for the day already, we welcomed a visitor from Tzedek America who taught our chanichimot how to pickle cucumbers!! Each shikvah (age group) will take turns taking this pickle workshop, and at the end of the week, they will be able to eat the cucumbers that they pickled! During the workshop, the chanichimot learned that Jews are primarily the reason why we have pickling in the United States. In the early 1900's there were over 100 pickle carts owned by Jewish vendors. In addition to the Jewish history of pickles, the chanichimot will now know how make pickles at home (encourage them to make pickles for your next family dinner)! All that is needed is a bit of love, judaism, and time.
Besides the pickles and airplanes, the chanichimot have been relaxing in shady spots, hopping in and out of the pool, and staying chilled. All of our meals will be eaten outside today to keep everyone cool and hydrated. Later, we will have a machaneh wide pool party, and then finish the evening with a movie night.