Every week here is special, but Ruach Week represents the best of camp! Not only do we get to go off-routine and wear wacky outfits, but we also boost our awareness of issues facing less fortunate members of our community… and we take action to help! Hilltop campers love doing mitzvot, and they embraced opportunities each day to give of themselves and be a mensch. Heartfelt thanks for sending in all of those much-needed items to the various organizations that we supported together. Other ways we learned to give this week: In Nature, we made bracelets affirming our promise to protect endangered animals; In Cooking, we made amazing chocolate chip cookies and shared them with anyone who stopped by the kitchen; In Music, we sang songs about making the world a better place; In Gymnastics, we encouraged each other as we learned to do handstands and cartwheels. Since the Hebrew word “ruach” means “wind” as well as “spirit”, the art projects this week included creating wind socks, wind chimes, or dream catchers; and finally, in Science, the campers engineered wind-powered rockets! Yes, we soared to great heights this week indeed!
To help us welcome Shabbat, our very own Rabbi Nathan (now officially from Congregation Beth Tikvah in Marlton!) led us in joyous prayers and songs. Thanks to the Geza, Elon, Anaf and Bayit families for coming out on Tuesday night to ISC to celebrate what a fantastic summer we’re having! We hope to see everyone next Thursday night, August 11th at the Katz JCC. That’s when our Camp Hilltop Theater troupe takes the stage to present: “The Camp Necessities,” featuring songs from Tarzan, The Jungle Book and more!
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