Hello from Impact: DC! We’re off to a great start here at the University of Maryland. We kicked off today’s events with a bright and early wake up in order to be on time to the first day of our service sites.
Matthew Leightman and Bruce Margoshes here. It's been a crazy 18 days here at Camp Perlman. For many, it seemed as if ILTC was a continuation of CLTC last summer, but for others this was the first summer experience with BBYO.
Max Byer here. One of my favorite memories from ILTC 2013 was our epic Color War, and so as ILTC wraps up, I'd like to post a review of it here. When thinking of celebrating the 4th of July, one often envisions being decked out in red, white, and blue, eating apple pie, and watching fireworks as they color the sky. Well, here at Perlman, America's Independence Day is celebrated with something else - Color War!
One of the committees that some of the teens are involved in during ILTC works on building support for the ISF - International Service Fund. The International Service Fund affords Jewish teens from around the world the opportunity to have meaningful Jewish experiences like the ones offered by BBYO.
Matthew Leightman and Bruce Margoshes here again. One of the most meaningful experiences at ILTC is Shabbat. On Friday night the community decides as a group to "unplug" so we can celebrate the Sabbath together as a whole.
On Friday, we had Chugim where the kids could choose an activity to go to. One of our sessions was creative writing. Brandon Hunter (NRE-NoVa) wrote this poem at chugim to share with the CLTC Community.