On Saturday night the entire machaneh (camp) gathered in the horshah (grove) for camp-wide havdallah!
This is one of our very favorite traditions at Camp Ramah in New England. We divide the horshah into pie-wedges, and each edah circles up in their wedge, with their own havdallah candle, besamim (spices) and grape juice in the center of their ma’agal (circle).
Our terrific shira/music staff led the camp in havdallah. Pictured here are visiting shira/music specialist Elie Greenberg, along with Visiting Educator Oren Kaunfer. They were joined by shira tzevet-member Micah Pickus, and various other tzevet-members!
Oren actually wrote our Camp Ramah in New England havdallah tune!! So it was a pleasure having him back with us leading havdallah. Here is the full story of our havdallah melody:
In the center of the camp, Rabbi Gelb held aloft a giant havdallah candle from Yerushalayim!