Six Flags and Tisha B’Av
We have been very busy up on Tzad Aleph. On Tuesday we took a camp-wide trip to Six Flags New England. The entire trip was a blast! We split groups up by preference of activity, and I had the opportunity to go on my rides with campers, and we had so much fun on all types of rides, from the Lazy River to the extreme rollercoaster Pandemoniam. We really lucked out with the weather- I think the high was 87 and there was not a drop of rain.
Today we are in a very different mindset as it is Tisha B'Av, the day on which we remember the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and many other tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people. Last night we gathered with Solelim to read Eicha, the book traditionally read on Tisha B'Av. We had a moving ceremony with candles and many readings describing why we have Tisha B'Av, and ended with the prayer for the State of Israel. This morning the Edah is in a series of educational activities planned by Chinuch staff, and in the afternoon we will resume many of our regular activites.
Hope all is well with you, and we can't wait for the next couple of weeks!