Kallah Day 5
Posted on 07/22/2013 @ 02:00 PM
Kallah is now well under way as we have started another week of programming. In addition to continuing our "hat'khalot" rotations (introductory rotations with our Jewish educators), we also had our first chugim (elective courses). Throughout Kallah, teens will attend 9 chugim sessions with the instructor they have chosen. Electives include media, Jewish cooking, and 3-D art.
Our night program covered the topic of mikveh (ritual immersion for the purpose of achieving purity). Our Jewish educators each taught the teens about a certain aspect of mikveh, and then the teens got to simulate the ritual purification by crossing a stream that we have on camp while saying the prayer. Afterward, we all enjoyed a shira (singing session) around a campfire in our amphitheater.