Honoring: Avi Wiederhorn & Magshimim Tefilla
The chanichim (campers) of adat ha-Magshimim had a lovely tefilla in their Moadon (clubhouse). There was a succinct, timely d’var Torah presented by chanicha (camper) Rebecca C. (photo, below). She related this week’s parsha, Re’eh, to our machane (camp) calendar, as we are approaching the conclusion of Kayitz 2018 just as we are approaching the end of the last book of the Torah, Dvarim. The last parshiot in our Torah are a review and memorialization of our history thus far as a people. Rebecca encouraged the chanichim and tzevet (staff) to remember all of what we learned this past Kayitz, as well as all the ups and downs. She emphasized the importance of our stories and our memories. Yasher Koach!
The Torah was read, our usual practice every Mon., Thurs. and Shabbat, with the requisite 3 Aliyot for weekdays.
And the icing on top was a surprise recognition of Avi Wiederhorn. He chose to establish a charitable fund as part of his Bar Mitzva celebrations, for the benefit of the Scholarship Fund here at Ramah Palmer. Seen below is Mindy Goldstein, Director of Annual Campaign and Alumni Relations, presenting the framed certificate, Ramah sweatshirt, and Ramah bag to Avi. Mazel Tov!
Avi wrote in his fundraising blurb: “I am so lucky to be attending Camp Ramah New England for my 8th summer this year. It has been an integral part of my life since I was 6 years old! In addition to the fun of making friends and enjoying amazing activities, Camp Ramah offers its campers an opportunity to live in an immersive Jewish environment and grow as leaders.
I would like to help make sure that every Jewish child who wishes to attend Camp Ramah is able to do that, regardless of financial need. Please help me with this goal by making a donation to the Camp Ramah Scholarship Fund.
Donating through this website https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/avi-wiederhorn/AviWiederhornsBarMitzvahFundraise is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support!!”
Top photo, Avi’s mom, Riki Wiederhorn, is also pictured. She is on the Tzevet (staff) as a Yoetzet for adat ha-Magshimim and adat ha-Bogrim. Mazel Tov and Yasher Koach to Avi and Riki, and their entire family!