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Recap of the Week

Posted on 08/03/2013 @ 10:00 PM

Tags: kallah

As the final Shabbat of Kallah winds down, we reflect on the eventful week that has passed by.

We began the week off right on Sunday night when Dan Nichols came to perform for our camp, in addition to two guest camps. The teens loved hearing some of their favorite Kallah songs being sung by the man who actually wrote them. Another highlight was that a group of our musically talented kids got to go up on the stage and perform several songs along with Dan.

Tuesday was another unforgettable night as we had another exchange with Camp Morasha. At the beginning of Kallah, we went to visit them, and on Tuesday they returned the favor and came to visit us. The boys and girls had separate programming, and then everyone camp together for some rikkudim (Israeli dancing) and a camp fire. Seeing a group of Jewish teens from such a variety of backgrounds all standing with their arms wrapped around one another singing together is not an image I will soon forget.

Wednesday night was special as we got to experience Israel through a different lens. Our program was Israel 360, in which different aspects of Israel are analyzed thoroughly (from all 360 degrees). Teens got to explore various views of issues surrounding the Dead Sea, the four quarters of Jerusalem, and serving in the IDF.

Thursday was the famous color war! Teens got split up into 4 teams (green, blue, yellow, and red), and ferociously competed against each other in matches of ultimate frisbee, basketball, soccer, gaga ball, a tug-of-war, relay races in the pool, a skit, song, and banner. All of the teams had plenty of spirit and put in a valiant effort, but in the end the yellow team came out victorious.

Finally, last night we began our last Shabbat, which was special and unique like all Perlman Shabbats are. We had our last Shabbat Shira (song session) and Shabbat services of the summer, and tomorrow night we'll be finishing camp off right with our annual talent show - Cafe Kallah.

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