Rabbi Gelb Inspires Tzevet (staff) with Pre-Opening Day Speech

Rabbi Gelb set the tone for an amazing kayitz (summer) last night during his inspirational speech to the entire tzevet (staff).  He reminded the tzevet that the health and safety of the chanichim (campers) are our number one priority and then shared some key pieces of wisdom.  The four paths to wisdom, he explained, are not to be all knowing, but to apologize, to admit to being wrong, to admit to not knowing and to ask for help.

In reflecting on the lessons learned from Rabbi Gordon Tucker’s Shabbat discussion of Pirke Avot, Rabbi Gelb explained that: “the power you have is to work on relationships between yourselves and others, and to turn every relationship into a friendship.”

And when dealing with conflict this kayitz, Rabbi Gelb implored the tzevet to think of one of his favorite quotes from the great basketball coach John Wooden: “consider the rights of others before your own feelings and the feelings of others before your own rights.”

Armed with Rabbi Gelb’s powerful words, the tzevet are excited and prepared to bring the magic of Machane Ramah to life tomorrow.