Avodah 2015 / 5775

Nice mix  

Niche in the modern orthodox community.combining Camp with Torah.

Moshava parent   
Memorable experience  

It has been a very fulfilling and memorable experience for them in may ways. Camp is like a big family. My kids were very well taken care of when needing medical attention, which is very important when they are away from their parents. The nurse and camp director stepped in and made sure they felt nurtured and safe until well enough to return to their activities. They got a chance to disconnect from their everyday life, forge strong friendships, and be exposed to certain activities that they cannot do during the year at home and while at school (water sports, horseback riding, archery, for example). Very important as well, it deepened their pride in their Judaism and community through learning, song, dance and just plain cheerfulness!|The staff work very hard to make sure to offer a wide range of activities to please kids with many different interests. All campers feel included in a spirit of warmth and joy, and most importantly, the staff works to ensure that all campers plainly have fun. It is the kids’ happiest time of the year!!

Moshava parent   
Thank you  

Elianna’s experience at camp this summer went beyond any expectations I had at the start of the summer. It is amazing how in just 4 weeks of camp she has grown so much in her appreciation of Shabbat, knowledge of Jewish “Heros” as well as a feeling of independence.

When talking to her about life at camp, Elianna turned to me and said that she thinks Camp has made her feel prouder to be a Jew. When I asked her what her favorite activity was at camp, she responded to my surprise, Chinuch. She even wants to buy a siddur (just like the ones at camp, because it seems everything is the best at camp). She of course loved the other activities like Horseback Riding, Teva, Arts and Crafts, the Swing, Swimming and of course Shekem. For the last month any time we went anywhere or did anything it was always the pool was much better at camp, the pizza was the best there …

She loved her Counselors and I was impressed with them as well when I met them on visiting day. I could clearly see the kesher that they had with my daughter. She referred to Keshet as her substitute Mom at camp.

I found the communication from the camp to be excellent, from the email alerts regarding bad weather to the first Friday call from her Rosh Eidah reassuring me that she was having a blast at camp as well as scouring the many pictures for a glimpse of my daughters smile and what the campers were up to, the videos were great as well.

Thank you for providing Elianna with such a great summer full of wonderful memories. She keeps telling her sister how great camp is and now her sister wants to go to camp too. She is looking forward to another great summer next year, b”h.

Wishing you a Shana Tova

Zehava

Thornhill, Ontario

Moshava parent   
Returning with pleasure  

I have been meaning to write since Eyal returned from camp. Your email yesterday about camp ending today prompted me into action.

To no one’s surprise Eyal had a wonderful summer. He returned filled with wonderful memories and I am certain he will be returning in the coming years. There is now an ongoing argument between him and his NJ based cousins over which Moshava is better.

I wanted to thank you for all your efforts early on in the decision process and all throughout the summer.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. I hope you get a chance to take a few days off!!!

Best regards,

Arye

PS the daily pictures on the website were a most wonderful daily distraction

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!