Amitzim celebrates Shabbat #1!
Shavua Tov from Palmer! We just finished our first Shabbat of the summer. Last night we got ready in our finest Shabbat gear, gathered together to reflect on our week, learn a new song and head over to the Beit Am Gadol where we had Kabbalat Shabbat with the whole camp. Afterwards we enjoyed chicken soup and Shabbat brownies at dinner and did a lot of dancing and singing. This morning we had a great Shabbat service where we danced with the Torah and learned about the weekly Torah portion with a skit from our madrichim (counselors).
We spent the afternoon at free swim, getting “yasher koach” awards, taking a walk across camp and hanging out with our friends on Tzad Bet. Amitzim and Machon (entering 10th grade) joined together for peulat shabbat where we started learning about the Jewish themes from the “Lion King”- our joint play for the summer!
We ended with a beautiful havdallah service and now everyone is sleeping and getting ready for our first full week at camp!