Avodah 2015 / 5775

Moshava in a few words  

Giving kids a sense of belonging.

Moshava parent   
Friendship  

The strength of Moshava is the friendship, the love you feel when you get to visiting day, the kids are happy, my boys could be at moshava waiting for other campers by the mid of January, with 3 feet of snow, they are happy it’s like the best place in earth.

Ian Widman   
So well run  

Quality of activities far surpasses other popular overnight camp for Ottawa Jewish kids and we absolutely loved how hands on the staff were in caring for the younger kids. We felt no concern that anyone would be ostracized or bullied. The set up seemed to really encourage staff engagement with kids to ensure that everyone was included and having fun at all times. Moshava also does a beautiful job of encouraging kids of different ages of developing friendships, which we loved. And we loved that the kids feel a deep connection with Israel through the Israeli staff. We also think you did a superb job of communicating with parents and of allowing us to feel very much part of the experience with daily pictures, videos, etc. Compared to the experience that our friends had sending their kids to camp for the very first time, Moshava far surpassed them all. We heard stories of children not showering or changing their clothes, others of kids being very sunburned, complaining of bullying, etc. And there never seemed to be a real confidence that the camp staff was dealing with those issues. We felt no such concern with Moshava. We were very confident that our child was very well cared for.

Elana Aptowitzer

Elana Aptowitzer   
Money well spent  

I feel every penny I put towards camp (as difficult as it is)is well spent. My child lives for cam|Creating lasting friendships. Encourages leadership devopment. Knowledge of Israel

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!