Shabbat at ILTC!
Posted on 07/11/2010 @ 12:29 PM
We had another wonderful Shabbat together. Please read below for details (which includes departure and return shipping information):
Friday: July 9th:
We celebrated two birthdays, Lauren Goldberg and Evan Kimel, and at dinner we sang them happy birthday and their dorms enjoyed warm chocolate cake!
7:45AM: Optional Shacharit (Morning Prayer): Led by Dorm 8 (Dorm of the Day)
8:30AM: Aruchat Boker (Breakfast)
9:30AM: All Region Meeting, Leadership Topic of the Day: Judaism. Participants learned and discussed ways to infuse Judaism into their programming.
10:00AM: Mock Region Meetings: Participants delved in deeper to working with Judaism in their programming and a few regions worked on their evening programs.
11:45AM: Morning Snack
Noon: Creative Arts: Teens had their seventh creative arts session including everything from ceramics, 3D Art, 2D Art, improvisation, israeli dancing, lego modeling, jam band, intramural sports, and video yearbook.
1:00PM: Aruchat Tzoharaim (Lunch)
2:00PM: Shabbat Planning
3:00PM: Chofesh (Free Time): Teens spent most of Chofesh preparing for Shabbat.
6:30PM: Menorah Lighting: We all gathered in the large quad to light our ILTC menorah and transition from a busy week to a peaceful Shabbat. Teens reflected on their time at ILTC with various stories and poems.
7:00PM: Aruchat Erev (Dinner)
8:00PM: Shabbat Services: Participants in the Friday Night service put together a reflective and musical service. A traditional service was also offered.
9:30PM: Region Planned Evening Program: Kallah: Judaism: Finding your Jewish Identity through peer to peer lead discussion and reflection questions.
11:30PM: Evening Snack
Saturday, July 10th:
9:30AM: Aruchat Boker
10:15AM: Saturday Morning Services: Teens had the option of attending a meditative service or creative/traditional service.
11:45AM: Shabbat Elective: Teens choose between a variety of electives including meditation, Israeli culture, faith versus reason, change management, Jewish college life, the art of Chassidic melody, and Shira.
1:00PM: Aruchat Tzoharaim
2:00PM: Shabbat Elective
3:00PM: Chofesh: Teens spent time hanging out at amphitheater, large quad and small quad, also playing sports and music.
7:00PM: Aruchat Erev
8:00PM: Shabbat Reflection: Participants choose between three options – guided meditation, group discussion, or nature hike.
9:30PM: Region Planned Evening Program: Kallah: Social Action: Global Philanthropy causes with a focus on poverty and medicinal means in Africa.
11:15PM: Evening Snack