Avodah 2014 / 5774

Camp strengths  

Quality of counsellors, Jewish values, relationships between campers

Moshava parent   
So much fun  

Hi Vicky,

It was great seeing you briefly yesterday. I just wanted to let you know that whatever “formula” you are using for this summer, it is great. Jonah and Aaron are having a fantastic time. I spoke with a few boys in the bunk who were at camp last summer and they said that they are having so much fun this year. We already signed the kids up for next summer! Thanks for your hard work and dedication to camp. We are so lucky to have you.

Enjoy the rest of the summer

Lisa Mills

Moshava parent   
Thank you  

Hi Vicky,

Thank you so much for giving our kids an incredible summer. We always knew they would have a blast, but we were concerned about their yiddishkeit. Would it be nurtured and would their love of everything Jewish shine through? It was not only nurtured, but encouraged by your incredible tzevet. On visitor’s day we were told by Hannah’s counsellor ShayKay that Hannah encouraged her bunk to get to chinch, using the Rebbe’s teaching that summer is not the time to let one’s learning cool off. Gabriel’s counsellor Avi Leiberman told us that he and the rest of B2 staff kept the bunk lights on at night just so that Gabriel could finish his davening. And then of course, there was the siyum that was made in honour of Gabriel completing Shmuel Bet. Wow! When my husband and I saw the photos of the siyum and received Rabbi Effie’s email about it, our hearts were so full of naches. How wonderful that you and the tzevet created and encouraged an environment where my kids could be their authentic selves.

My husband and I see they’ve gained independence and loads of self confidence. We have also learned many of eidah aleph’s cheers over the past few weeks – and loved shouting them while we went canoeing and camping in Algonquin Park last week.

Hannah and Gabriel can’t wait to return to Moshava in 2013 and IYH they’ll be back for many years to come. Yasher Koach to you and the entire Moshava tzevet!

Wishing you continued hatzlacha,

Heather and Michael Aaron

Heather & Michael Aaron   
Most beautiful experience  

On Visiting Day we spent just two hours in the camp briefly talking to staff members. I was surprised with warmth, care and closeness that counselors and senior staff members have with children. They managed to make us feel at home for this short time. I was touched by Rabbi Cutler’s message about the time my daughter spends learning and davening. Please send my words of gratitude to everybody.

My daughter talks about camp as the most beautiful experience she has ever had.

Thank you!

Katarina Glozic

Toronto, Ont

Moshava parent   

Keshet Eklove

Keshet Eklove

Rosh Avodah

Hey Avodah!

Hi everyone!! My name is Keshet Eklove and I couldn’t be more excited to be this summer’s Rosh Avodah! Let me introduce myself: After growing up in Toronto, this past summer I packed up my bags and made Aliyah! I am currently doing Sherut Leumi (National Service) in Gush Etzion, and totally loving it.

After spending a summer at Moshava as a chanicha, I knew I needed to go back and be on tzevet. I had three awesome summers as Tzevet, the last one as a madricha in Avodah. I loved Avodah so much that I just knew I had to be Rosh Eidah.

Avodah this summer is going to be awesome!! We have incredible trips—3 day extravaganza anyone?— and amazing hadracha opportunities planned! As the oldest eidah in camp, I hope you you all bring your A-game with leadership and ruach. Be prepared for a summer you will never forget! And if you want to help me in the preparations, get in touch! I want to know all of your comments, thoughts, questions and suggestions—email me at kesheklove@gmail.com !

I’m counting down the days and I hope you are too!!!! Get ready for a summer you’ll never forget!