Bogrim starts Week 8 with a Bang!
Following a fantastic Shabbat Bogrim full of fun dances, moving songs, and particularly wonderful kabbalat shabbat and maariv, Bogrim and the rest of Tzad Bet headed to Camp Ramah in the Berkshires for a day of sports competition. Bogrim campers had been working towards Yom Berkshires for the whole session, and each team, whether they won or lost, had developed a closeness and a team chemistry. Palmer won JV soccer, girls softball, swim, scrabble, tennis, and dance, but most importantly we are proud of all of our campers for conducting themselves very well on Sunday and displaying great attitudes whether they won or lost.
The following day all of camp gathered for the annual Zimkudiyah, which for the first time ever was a competition among the edot, awarding prizes for best dance and best song. The event honored Israeli folk singer Arik Einshtein, and Bogrim had the privilege of singing “Cafe Turkit,” an Arik favorite. Once again, Bogrim made us proud with a second place finish for best song. With coordinated hand motions, smooth transitions, and fluid singing I thought Bogrim deserved first place, but it might not be worth arguing over…
Tuesday resumed normal schedule at camp. During t’fillot, the counselors organized a panel of staff members to share their thoughts on favorite t’fillah experiences, favorite individual t’fillot, and other questions. The campers also chimed in with their thoughts which contributed to an overall wonderful t’fillah experience by the agam. Later in the day, some of the campers had planned a “Take it Back Tuesday,” activity where Bogrimers did activities that were popular when they were on A side. They had a mini “Yom Foam,” played gaga, did finger-painting, and more. Overall, Week 8 has gotten off to a great start!