Written By, Shirah Kraus
Juice: Our long-time camp doctor, affectionately known as Scotty Doc, grew up at GUCI and has stayed in touch with many camp friends. This past week, he enjoyed celebrating a birthday with one friend who was once his Gezah camper.
Spice: הַמַּבְדִּיל בֵּין קֹדֶשׁ לְחֹל, חַטֹּאתֵינוּ הוּא יִמְחוֹל זַרְעֵנוּ וְכַסְפֵּנוּ יַרְבֶּה כַּחוֹל, וְכַכּוֹכָבִים בַּלָּיְלָה. May the one who distinguishes between the holy and the profane pardon our sins. Spread us and multiply us as numerous as sand, and like the stars in the night. For Havdalah this week, we took a moment to focus on these words of prayer. By taking a moment to reflect on the past week and focus on the holiness of Shabbat, we let go of our mistakes and commit to making the most of the last week of Kallah Aleph.
Fire: Natalie Neerhart, our camper-care specialist is looking forward that bittersweet moment of friendship circle at the end of the session, when counselors and campers alike will look back on the session, let go of petty concerns, and revel in the amazing, meaningful session they built together.