Welcome Through The Shabbat Gates
During staff training week, our Tzevet (staff) and our Madrichim (counselors) had a unique and creative opportunity, to participate in painting new Shabbat Gates. These beautiful gates have been set up right outside the Chadar Ochel (dining hall) and each Friday morning as the Chanichim (campers) approach the Chadar Ochel (dining room) they walk through these gates and Shabbat can be felt in the air. This was a special morning in Machaneh Ramah as it is the first Shabbat of Machzor Sheini (second session). The Chanichim passed through the gates and were welcomed to Aruchat Boker (breakfast) with warm Shabbat Shalom greetings. Everyone knows that Friday is a special day at Machaneh Ramah as Shabbat can be felt in every corner of the camp, whether it’s baking Challot in Chugim (activities), practicing for the Kabbalat Shabbat (welcoming Shabbat) program, or simply the smell of chicken soup and Shabbat brownies wafting from the Mitbach (kitchen). Shabbat Shalom from Machaneh Ramah!
A little history on the design and creation of the new Shabbat gates.