Happy Sunday Galil families!
Even though it’s still the weekend in the ‘real world’, for us at machanech (camp) we’re back into our regular schedule. A few memorable moments from our first Shabbat this session:
Our Shlichim (Israeli Emissaries) taught us a new song Friday night, which we’ve added to our Shabbat dinner blessings. We also had our first Rosh (head) story–which was a poem this week written by Rosh Zandra herself! She spoke about returning back to machanech for the first time in two years and the micro adjustments we’d all need to make—illustrating with a crinkled up piece of paper, to represent the beauty and possibility in the wrinkly folds. She introduced the term ‘wabisabi’ to describe the beauty of imperfection, which was a lovely way to bring in shabbos! We think machanech is pretty perfect 🙂
On Saturday we had more time to rest. A slow morning paired with doughnuts and cereals–followed by lots of programming from our Bogrimot (post 9th-grade) and Madatz (counselors-in-training). After lunch, we had more time to relax with chofesh (free time), then spent our evening singing at musicale and havdalah (end of Shabbat), followed by a medurah (bonfire).
We’ve done a lot of adapting this summer, but what has been clear for us so far at Galil is that our love for tradition and our netzach (perseverance & grit) are part of who we are at our core as a movement! And some things like Saturday night glida (ice cream) never change!!
Today’s meals so far:
Lunch: veggie fried rice
Talk to you tomorrow,