Yachad 2016 / 5776

Terrific time, friends, atmosphere  

Dear Vicky,

Thank you for a wonderful summer! My younger girls had a great time and came home with a new sense of independence and confidence that was born to them at camp.

My other daughter comes home tomorrow and hopefully she will be able to embrace what she’s learned and taken from camp and let it carry her throughout her school year in public high school. She’s made terrific friends, from what I can see (your lovely daughter included!) And I’m so grateful for all these girls bringing her into their social circle, she needed that so much.

Anyway, camp Moshava was worth every penny and we look forward to shipping the whole lot of girls back to you again next year!

Thanks again!! Hope we’ll all be in touch throughout the year!

Mazel tov! It’s been a great summer!

Aviva and Yossi Cohen

Winnipeg, MB

Moshava parent   
Great activities  

Best summer our boys ever had!| Very organised, good activities, well trained staff

Moshava Parent   
Ruach and warmth  

Ruach, warmth, religious-zionist focus, mix of kids/staff from Israel and N. America

Meny Grauman

Meny Grauman   
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   

Rafi Gasner

Rafi Gasner

Rosh Yachad

Shalom Moshava,

My name is Rafi Gasner and I’m excited to be Rosh Yachad Vocational Program(Voc) this summer!

I am currently fulfilling the Bnei Akiva dream of living in Israel. I made Aliyah in January after finishing my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Ryerson University in Toronto. I spent the past few summers as Rosh Yachad at Moshava Ba’ir Toronto which beautifully combined my passions for Bnei Akiva and Yachad. I have been involved with Bnei Akiva as a chanicha, madricha, Rosh Beit Midrash AND summer Tzevet Bachir. I volunteered for Yachad throughout highschool and then became a Toronto Program Coordinator.  I can’t wait to be part of the Moshava Ennismore family and meet all of you!

Feel free to contact me with any questions at GasnerR@ou.org !