Monthly Archives: ‍‍ מנחם אב / אלול תשסא - August 2001

Bunk list 2001 / 5761

2nd trip Bunk list 2001 / 5761

Bunk
Aleph א’

Mendel Avtzon
Moishe Block
Menachem Mendel Borenstein
Menachem Mendel Chanowitz
Shalom Cohen
Menachem Mendel Galperin
Abraham Katzoff
Shmuli Leiter
Mordecai Rubin
Menachem Mendel Shemtov
Counselor Mendel Laine
Counselor Eli Sandhaus
Bunk
Bais ב’

Avi Berger
Shmuel Menachem Mendel Bindell
Chaim Eilenberg
Avremel Flinkenstein
Shmuel Aharon Fridman
Levi Junik
Shimon Klein
Shneur Zalman Kotlarsky
Dovid Lew
Sholem Ber Wolberg
Yitzcok Mordecha Zirkind
Counselor Yossi Hecht
Counselor Mendy Nagel

Bunk
Gimmel ג’

Moshe Bleier
Eli Block
Yisroel Chanowitz
Yoni Eizicovics
Yosef Aryeh Friedman
Levi Kamensky
Yeshaya Katz
Yehuda Levin
Naftoli Minkowicz
Eliezer Yonah Perelman
Shmuel Shuchat
Yisroel Treitel
Counselor Mendy Shapiro
Counselor Levi Shechtman


Bunk Daled ד’
Eli Andrusier
Elchonon Boymelgreen
Levi Cohen
Menachem Cohen
Chaim Leiter
Shalom Dov Ber Lipszyc
Yisroel Shlomo Lipszyc
Yossi Nagar
Eliyahu Raitport
Shneur Zalman Raitport
Menachem Mendel Woonteiler
Reuven Weiss
Counselor Sruly Kotlarsky
Counselor Mendel Whitman

Bunk
Hey ה’

Chaim Bar-Chaim
Shloimie Berkowitz
Yehuda Cohen
Yossi Dalfin
Dovid Moshe Ehrentreu
Mendy Fox
Levi Harlig
Mordechai Harlig
Motti Harlig
Menachem Mendel Rosenfeld
Mendy Saacks
Dovid Woonteiler
Counselor Isser New
Counselor Shaul Perlstein

Bunk
Vov ו’

Levi Chein
Yehuda Shimon Dubroff
Yisroel Duchman
Shmuel Hershkop
Yitzchok Jenkelowitz
Avigdor Omri Kessler
Yeshaya Marks
Shmuel Moshe Mayteles
Eliyahu Raskin
Yossi Rubashkin
Levi Yitzchak Tzivin
Pinchas Weintrob
Counselor Dovid Hoch
Counselor Mendel Shechtman

Bunk
Zayin ז’

Eli Akerman
Yisroel Baron
Aharon Cohen
Avrohom Eliezer Goldman
Eli Goorevitch
Baruch Akiva Hayman
Yisroel Hurwitz
Yaakov Kaplan
Itzchack Mor
Levi Sharfstein
Chezky Vogel
Counselor Eli Labor
Counselor Yanky Leaf

Bunk
Ches ח’

Menachem Mendel Glazman
Elazar Glick
Mendy Goorevitch
Dovber Gopin
Mendel Kalmenson
Yaakov Dovid Kotlarsky
Yehoshua Lefkowitz
Avrohom Yitzchok Posner
Yosef Yitzchok Rothman
Shmuel Slonim
Avremi Toron
Counselor Mordy Shachter
Counselor Yitzie Steiner

Bunk
Tes ט’

Sholom Dov Ber Bindell
Naftali Caplan
Daniel Goldshmid
Moishy Goldsmith
Zevulin Gutleizer
Yossy Hershkop
Sholomo Z Junik
Avrohom Yisroel Oren
Yitzchok Ostrozynski
Aryeh Leib Shuchat
Counselor Dovid Friedman
Counselor Shimshi Vcherashansky

Bunk
Yud י’

Shneur Chein
Yossi Ciment
Shaya Denburg
Avi Eilenberg
Chaim Friedman
Menachem Mendel Grossman
Israel Habosha
Chaim Asher Landa
Yudi Lewis
Counselor Levi Gansburg
Counselor Yitzchok E Grossbaum

Bunk
Yud Aleph י”א

Boruch Sholom Blesofsky
Chaim Levi Yitzchok Cohen
Dovber Cohen
Shlomo Ezagui
Mendel Friedman
Daniel Gniwisch
Yehoshua Dovid Hayward
Shneur Zalman Hershkop
Chaim Yisroel Klein
Moshe Yitzchok Konikov
Dovid Leib Marasow
Hillel Yehoshua Paryzer
Mendel Turner
Counselor Zalman Greenberg
Counselor Ezzy Morgenstern

Bunk
Yud Bais י”ב

Shmuel Balkany
Yisroel Goldstein
Leibel Greenbaum
Meir Komar
Yosef Yitschok Lipszyc
Leibel Perelmuter
Zalman Raksin
Levi Yitzchok Schneider
Ephraim Stock
Eli Tzivin
Sruly Tzivin
Shmuel Vishedsky
Counselor Zalman Friedman

Bunk
Yud Gimmel י”ג

Menachem Altein
Shmaya Futerfas
Dovid Binyomin Kupfer
Levi Raichik
Nochum Schapiro
Shmuel Schapiro
Yanky Scheinfeld
Yosef Yitzchak Sharfstein
Bentzi Shemtov
Menachem Mendel Wilmowsky
Eli Winner
Levi Zeiler
Counselor Shmaya Galperin
Counselor Bentzion Treitel
Bunk
Yud Daled י”ד

Eliezer Gershon Avtzon
Menachem Mendel Grossbaum
Moishe Grossman
Yaakov Hecht
Yisroel Moshe Klar
Dov Ber Lewis
Binyomin Lubin
Aryeh Newman
Yaakov Yehuda Piekarski
Mendy Rapoport
Yankel Raskin
Mendel Shemtov
Counselor Shmuel Feldman

Bunk
Tes Vov ט”ו

Mendel Alperowitz
Simcha Bunim Brody
Chaim Fried
DovBer Kracoff
Mendel Rice
Yehuda Leib Rodman
Shalom Roth
Aharon Schmalberg
Berel Thaler
Elliot Trestman
Yehuda Leib Welton
Counselor Sholom Ber Hendel

Bunk
Tes Zayin ט”ז

Yitzchok Abend
Binyomin Einstein
Dovid Moshe Einstein
Yitzchak Meir Einstein
Raphaely Goorevitch
Ari Greene
Yoel Hess
Yosef Moshe Kaplan
Yaakov Dovid Kessler
Oren Levy
Shloime Newman
Zalman Aaron Noson Perlman
Counselor Yaakov Menaker

Bunk
Yud Zayin י”ז

Pinchas Adler
Yehezkel Akerman
Yosef Betesh
Nossen Fellig
Shimon Galperin
Boruch Hecht
Aryeh Leib Hurwitz
Chaim Yoel Lipszyc
Avraham Metal
Mendel Pil
Eliyahu Rice
Nussin Rieber
Tzvi Zeiler
Counselor Shmuel Blesofsky

Bunk
Yud Ches י”ח

Simcha Blumencweig
Ari Eagle
Nesanel Gilford
Shalom Klein
Michoel Kronman
Yaakov Dovid Perlman
Aryeh Perlstein
Mendy Posner
Ari Prus
Shmuel Rothstein
Levi Shemtov
Yehudah Slonim
Yisroel Yaakov Weiss
Counselor Zalman Hecht


Bunk Yud Tes י”ט
Moshe Brafman
Peretz Chein
Shloime Fellig
Yekutiel Kalmenson
Yaakov Komar
Shmuel Levitin
Shneur Zalman Menaker
Simcha Raskin
Eliyahu Akiva Schochet
Berel Schwartz
Levi Yitzchok Treitel
Chaim Yitzchok Vogel
Counselor Yaacov Koppel Cohen

Bunk
Chof כ’

Yosef Eliezer Goldberg
Aharon Halley
Meir New
Dovid Perelman
Shmuel Reiz
Menachem Mendel Rosenblum
Chanoch Henoch Rosenfeld
Daniel Saul
Benyamin Schwartz
Shneur Zalman Silverman
Yeshayohu Spalter
Avraham Wolff
Counselor Motti Seligson

Bunk
Chof Aleph כ”א

Yosef Yitzchok Einbinder
Elliyahu Goldman
Yossy Goorevitch
Peretz Kazan
Zalmi Klyne
Peretz Laine
Yanky Levitin
Yitzchak Levi Marks
Meir Chaim Menkes
Yosef Mordechai Paryzer
Simmy Rubin
Shimon Shur
Isaac Singer
Counselor Shneur Schneersohn

Bunk
Chof Bais כ”ב

Shalom Abitan
Zev Goldin
Michoel Gutleizer
Shnayor Kamensky
Moshe Lewis
Yankie Lokshin
Yosef Chaim Nassy
Sholom yitzchok Neistein
Levi Perelmuter
Eliyahu Piperno
Yacove Roth
Shmuel Dovid Toron
Counselor Levi Raskin

Bunk
Chof Gimel כ”ג

Rafael Chudaitov
Hendel Futerfas
Benyamin Goldenberg
Yaakov Hayward
Shlomie Hecht
Oriya Klein
Yisrael Yitzchok Lax
Moshe Mandel
Leib Morris
Shimon Piekarski
Moishe Scheinfeld
Berl Teitelbaum
Counselor Yudi Steiner


Masmidim
מתמידים

Bentzion Avtzon
Yisroel SZ Benamu
Reuven Yaakov Brody
Yonaton Chanowitz
Benzion Chudaitov
Avi Cohen
DovBer Dechter
Shloime Denburg
Chaim Sholom Emanuel
Daniel Simon Ferster
Daniel Fester
Yisroel Hershkop
Ori Kimhi
Sholom Korf
Meyer Mandel
Eli Naiditch
Avrohom Meir Ostfeld
Boruch Rudd
Yisroel Dovid Rudolph
Shimon Sabol
Bentzion Shemtov
Chaim Moshe Shemtov
Moshe Vogel


Yeshivas Kayitz ישיבת קיץ
Shlomo Abitan
Eliyahu Bryski
Sholom Ber Cunin
Heshy Dubrowski
Yehoshua Einbinder
Uri Feldman
Shmaya Friedman
Chaim Sholomo Frosburg
Ben-Zion Geisinsky
Yisroel Goldman
Chaim Goldstein
Aaron Gross
Moishe Hecht
Moshe Hecht
Ariel Hess
Menachem Mendel Hildeshaim
Moshe Horowitz
Yosef Hott
Shlomo Jacobson
Yitzchok Kaplan
Yeshaya Katz
Choni Kazan
Nadiv Dov Ber Kehaty
Shmuel Klein
Yosef Kramer
Yisroel Krasniansky
Levi Krinsky
Shmuel Kronman
Nachman Kruper
Dov Levertov
Dovid Levin
Binyomin Lifshitz
Chaim Litvin
Meyer Litzman
Menachem Mendel Mann
Avrohom Mordechai Menkes
Levi Mishulovin
Moshe Naparstek
Yitzchak Nassy
Eli Olidort
Moshe Perelmuter
Yisroel Piekarski
Levi Rosenfeld
Efraim Rubin
Yosef Yitzchok Shain
Menachem Mendel Shemtov
Yehuda Shmotkin
Meir Shur
Shimon Elchonon Susskind
Levi Tenenbaum
Zalman Traxler
Chaim Vogel
Nachmon Dov Wichnin
Shimon Wilmowsky
Shmuel Zaklikofsky
Schneur Zalman Zarchi
Pesach Zirkind

 

Camp
Gan Israel Parksville, NY
1st
Trip
2001
/ 5761

Bunk Aleph א’

Shalom
Cohen

Yehuda
Fenton

Menachem
Mendel Galperin

Abraham
Katzoff

Mendel
Lazar

Mendel
Lew

Yosef
Rice

Mordecai
Rubin

Menachem
Mendel Seldowitz

Counselor
Mendel
Laine

Counselor
Eli
Sandhaus


Bunk Bais ב’

Shmuel
Menachem Mendel Bindell

Menachem
Mendel Borenstein

Chaim
Eilenberg

Avremel
Flinkenstein

Shmurl
Aharon Fridman

Levi
Junik

Shimon
Klein

Shneur
Zalman Kotlarsky

Dovid
Lew

Yehuda
Shneur Zalman Saxon

Counselor
Yossi
Hecht

Counselor
Mendy
Nagel


Bunk Gimmel ג’

Leivik
Fogelman

Avi
Habosha

Yechezkel
Lazar

Mendel
Lazaros

Chaim
Leiter

Shmuel
Moshe Mayteles

Naftoli
Minkowicz

Avremele
New

Yossi
Richler

Meir
Shemtov

Yisroel
Sneiderman

Schneur
Zalman Tenenbaum

Counselor
Levi
Shechtman

Counselor
Mendy
Shapiro


Bunk Daled ד’

Eli
Andrusier

Joshua
Betesh

Moshe
Bleier

Levi
Cohen

Menachem
Cohen

Dovid
Leitner

Yisroel
Shlomo Lipszyc

Shalom
Dov Ber Lipszyc

Yossi
Nagar

Eliyahu
Raitport

Nachum
Rosenberg

Meir
Singer

Counselor
Sruly
Kotlarsky

Counselor
Mendy
Hecht


Bunk Hey ה’

Shloimie
Berkowitz

Yossi
Dalfin

Schneur
Zalman Dubrawsky

Mendy
Fox

Mordechai
Harlig

Motti
Harlig

Levi
Harlig

Boruch
Lipson

Mendy
Saacks

Avremele
Vogel

Avremi
Zippel

Counselor
Shaul
Perlstein

Counselor
Isser
New


Bunk Vov ו’

Shlomi
Begun

Levi
Chayo

Levi
Chein

Yisroel
Duchman

Shmuel
Hershkop

Yitzchok
Jenkelowitz

Avigdor
Omri Kessler

Yeshaya
Marks

Yossi
Rubashkin

Yaakov
Dovid Saxon

Levi
Yitzchak Tzivin

Counselor
Dovid
Hoch

Counselor
Mendel
Shechtman


Bunk Zayin ז’

Eli
Block

Aharon
Cohen

Berel
Engel

Mendy
Epstein

Menachem
Mendel Glazman

Yaakov
Dovid Kotlarsky

Motki
Neuwirth

Avrohom
Yitzchok Posner

Schneur
Zalman Shemtov

Shmuel
Slonim

Avremi
Toron

Counselor
Yitzie
Steiner

Counselor
Mordy
Shachter


Bunk Ches ח’

Sholom
Dov Ber Bindell

Naftali
Caplan

Daniel
Goldshmid

Moishy
Goldsmith

Menachem
Mendel Grossman

Yossy
Hershkop

Sholomo
Z. Junik

Avrohom
Yisroel Oren

Yitzchok
Ostrozynski

Ephraim
Tafrizi

Yitzchok
Teller

Counselor
Dovid
Friedman

Counselor
Shimshon
Vcherashansky


Bunk Tes ט’

Dov
Ber Brafman

Shneur
Chein

Dovid
Ciment

Yossi
Ciment

Shaya
Denburg

Israel
Habosha

Yankie
Hecht

Benjamin
Heller

Levi
Herson

Sholom
Ber Lew

Yudi
Lewis

Yisroel
Nagel

Counselor
Levi
Gansberg

Counselor
Yitzchok E.
Grossbaum


Bunk Yud י’

Boruch
Sholom Blesofsky

Dovber
Cohen

Shlomo
Ezagui

Yonah
Fenton

Mendel
Friedman

Daniel
Gniwisch

Yehoshua
Dovid Hayward

Shneur
Zalman Hershkop

Moshe
Yitzchok Konikov

Dovid
Leib Marasow

Hillel
Yehoshua Paryzer

Counselor
Zalman
Greenberg

Counselor
Ezzy
Morgenstern


Bunk Yud Aleph י”א

Shmuel
Balkany

Yisroel
Goldstein

Leibel
Greenbaum

Shloime
Greene

Meir
Komar

Chaim
Asher Landa

Yosef
Yitschok Lipszyc

Zalman
Raksin

Shmaryahu
Richler

Ephraim
Stock

Sruly
Tzivin

Eli
Tzivin

Shmuel
Vishedsky

Counselor
Zalman
Friedman


Bunk Yud Bais י”ב

Menachem
Altein

Shmaya
Futerfas

Chaim
Meir Greenberg

Dovid
Binyomin Kupfer

Shmuli
Posner

Shmuel
Schapiro

Nochum
Schapiro

Yosef
Yitzchak Sharfstein

Bentzi
Shemtov

Menachem
Mendel Wilmowsky

Eli
Winner

Levi
Zeiler

Counselor
Shmaya
Galperin


Bunk Yud Gimmel י”ג

Shlomo
Barber

Yosef
Dana

Shmueli
Goldman

Moishe
Grossman

Yaakov
Hecht

Eliyahu
Leitner

Dov
Ber Lewis

Aryeh
Newman

Yaakov
Yehuda Piekarski

Yosef
Saacks

Mendel
Shemtov

Shneur
Zalman Tarlow

Counselor
Shmuel
Feldman


Bunk Yud Daled י”ד

Dovid
Bastomski

Simcha
Bunim Brody

Shmuel
Engel

Chaim
Fried

Shneur
Zalmen Gottlieb

Aryeh
Leib Hurwitz

Avraham
Metal

Yaakov
Dovid Perlman

Mendel
Rice

Shalom
Roth

Elliot
Trestman

Counselor
Sholom Ber
Hendel


Bunk Tes Vov ט”ו

Yitzchok
Abend

Yitzchak
Meir Einstein

Yoel
Hess

Yaakov
Dovid Kessler

Oren
Levy

Shmulie
Mentz

Shloime
Newman

Zalman
Aaron Noson Perlman

Mendy
Posner

Eliyahu
Rice

Dovi
Vogel

Counselor
Yaakov
Menaker


Bunk Tes Zayin ט”ז

Yosef
Betesh

Avi
Eilenberg

Shimon
Galperin

Zalman
Goldblatt

Yitzi
Heisler

Menachem
Mendel Jacobson

Chaim
Yoel Lipszyc

Mendel
Pil

Nussin
Rieber

Nosson
Dovid Sternbach

Tzvi
Zeiler

Counselor
Shmuel
Blesofsky

Bunk Yud Zayin י”ז

Simcha
Blumencweig

Mendel
Fogelman

Levi
Yitzchok Greenberg

Aryeh
Perlstein

Ari
Prus

Yaakov
Razap

Refael
Schnurmann

Levi
Shemtov

Yehudah
Slonim

Meshulam
Naftali Steinmetz

Counselor
Zalman
Hecht


Bunk Yud Ches י”ח

Moshe
Brafman

Peretz
Chein

Shloime
Fellig

Yaakov
Komar

Shmuel
Levitin

Shneur
Zalman Menaker

Simcha
Raskin

Eliyahu
Akiva Schochet

Berel
Schwartz

Chaim
Yitzchok Vogel

Counselor
Yaacov Koppel
Cohen


Bunk Yud Tes י”ט

Shmuel
Greenberg

Menachem
Krinsky

Meir
New

Dovid
Perelman

Menachem
Mendel Rosenblum

Chanoch
Henoch Rosenfeld

Shneur
Zalman Silverman

Yeshayohu
Spalter

Baruch
Vidal

Avraham
Wolff

Counselor
Motti
Zeligson


Bunk Chof כ’

Rafael
Chudaitov

Yaakov
Hayward

Peretz
Kazan

Peretz
Laine

Moshe
Lewis

Yitzchak
Levi Marks

Yosef
Mordechai Paryzer

Simmy
Rubin

Shimon
Shur

Isaac
Singer

Berl
Teitelbaum

Counselor
Schneur
Schneerson


Bunk Chef Aleph כ”א

Avi
Begun

Zev
Goldin

Sruli
Greenbaum

Michoel
Gutleizer

Sruly
Heisler

Shnayor
Kamensky

Sruli
Litkowski

Yankie
Lokshin

Moshe
Mandel

Yacove
Roth

Shmuel
Dovid Toron

Counselor
Levi
Raskin


Bunk Chof Bais כ”ב

Avi
Cohen

Hendel
Futerfas

Benyamin
Goldenberg

Zalman
Gurkov

Shlomie
Hecht

Oriya
Klein

Yanky
Levitin

Moshele
Mordechai Liberow

Shimon
Piekarski

Avrohom
Raksin

Moishe
Scheinfeld

Areleh
Vogel

Counselor
Yudi
Steiner


Masmidim
מתמידים

Yisroel
Dovid
Rudolph

Chaim
Sholom
Emanuel

Chaim
Kitchner

Sholom
Korf

Shmuel
Seewald

DovBer
Dechter

Boruch
Rudd

Chaim
Moshe
Shemtov

Reuven
Yaakov
Brody

Avrohom
Meir
Ostfeld

Benzion
Chudaitov

Yisroel
Hershkop

Bentzion
Shemtov

Daniel
Fester

Ori
Kimhi

Daniel
Simon
Ferster

Shimon
Sabol

Sruli
Kacowicz

Yonasan
Gutman

Shloime
Denburg

Ushy
Schnurmann

Yossi
Kupferman

Josh
Hendler

Yeshivas Kayitz ישיבת קיץ

Shmuel
Zaklikofsky

Moshe
Hecht

Yehuda
Shmotkin

Menachem
Mendel
Hildeshaim

Ben-Zion
Geisinsky

Schneur
Zalman
Zarchi

Levi
Tenenbaum

Yehuda
Schiffrin

Daniel
Goldberg

Meir
Shur

Uri
Feldman

Efraim
Rubin

Moshe
Naparstek

Shneur
Levitin

Levi
Itkin

Meyer
Litzman

Pesach
Zirkind

Shimon
Wilmowsky

Shmuel
Klein

Levi
Krinsky

Ariel
Hess

Shlomo
Jacobson

Nachmon
Dov
Wichnin

Dov
Levertov

Heshy
Dubrowski

Elchonon
Grossman

Aaron
Gross

Chaim
Litvin

Levi
Rosenfeld

Ziv
Tamir

Schneur
Zalman
Simon

Yisroel
Krasniansky

Yosef
Hott

Yosef
Yitzchok
Shain

Moishe
Perlmutter

Binyomin
Lifshitz

Yeshaya
Katz

Sholom
Ber
Cunin

Eliyahu
Bryski

Menachem
Mendel
Shemtov

Dovid
Levin

Yisroel
Piekarski

Choni
Kazan

Levi
Mishulovin

Bezalel
Perlow

Shmaya
Friedman

Yosef
Kramer

Moishe
Hecht

Yisroel
Goldman

Yehoshua
Einbinder

Moshe
Horowitz

Yossi
Ciment




SURVIVAL “THE IN THING” @ CGINY SUMMER 5761 8-21-2001

 

SURVIVAL “THE IN THING” @ CGINY SUMMER 5761 8-21-2001

For over 400 campers, Masmidim and Yeshivas Kayitz members that spent either 1 or both months of this Summer @ Gan Yisroel, NY, “Survival” with professionally trained Survival director Gershon Sandler was a fantastic experience.

The daily exciting activities in the woods of CGI, had the campers learning how to survive in the forest by building debris shelter and starting a fire with birch bark and stone. The campers also played games and went on nature hikes where they learned about Hashems creations.

In addition to all the above many of the older campers were involved in building the first ever Jewish Survival Community in the woods. As in most communities their first project was to build a Mikva in the nearby stream. Afterwards, the campers, under the direction of Gershon Sandler went on to build a “kitchen” which consisted of an open fire-pit where they cooked food, benches made from logs and a tarp covered table used for food preparation.

One of the Survival highlights of the summer was the “Baal Shem Tov Davening Experience” that was awarded to the best learning classes. The deserving classes, along with their learning teacher and Survival Director, would enter the forest after lineup in the morning, where they would make their way to the “Shul” constructed by Gershon. The Shul consisted of a tree that was cut down to serve as a Shtender and logs for the campers to sit on (see thumbnail photo above). The special part of this experience was not only the beautiful surroundings where the campers found themselves, but most importantly the slow pace of davening. The campers would daven with much Kavana and their learning teacher would explain many parts of the davening to them.

After davening the campers ate breakfast and were treated to special “eggs in a hole” cooked over the open fire by Gershon. During breakfast, the experience continued with the campers listening to stories of the Baal Shem Tov.

Some other highlights included a “Can-paign” that raised $100 for Hatzoloh, night hikes & bar-b-ques in the forest for the best bunks.

The campers of CGI would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the Nathan Cummings Foundation & The Foundation for Jewish Camping for bringing Gershon Sandler to camp. If you are interested in having Gershon come down to your Chabad House or community, to create any type of outdoor nature experience you can contact him at ShalomTeva@aol.com 201-337-7050

Staff Play 5761

Today the staff produced a wonderful play. The theme was “Tziur Pnei Harav” (Visualizing the face of the Rebbe). The story tells of a father and his two sons, who lived in Spain during the times of the inquisition. The father was a chief rabbi, as well as an expert Sofer, who passed on the expertise to his older son. Knowing that the inquisition was about to execute him, the Rabbi sends off his sons to Amsterdam, instructing the older son to take care of his baby brother. As they arrive in Amsterdam, the older son begins to teach the younger one, how to be a Sofer, as his father requested. Realizing his brother’s lack of interest, being that he didn’t remember his father, the older son shows the younger one a painting of their father. Upon seeing the painting, the son now has an appreciation for the wishes of his father whom he never saw and knew. As life goes on, the younger son gets involved with bad company, and in a short while, he finds himself in a church, with the priests urging him to be baptized. Just as the priests begin to recite the prayers, the son begins to remember his older brother telling him that in difficult times, he should always visualize his father’s face. With the image of his father coming to mind, the son is filled with courage and flees from the church.
The lesson the campers learned from the play, was that even someone who never saw the Rebbe, still now, through picturing the Rebbe?s face, from what we see in pictures and videos, can have the strength necessary to fulfill the Rebbe’s will.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RABBI SHEMTOV 8-14-2001

The Staff of Shmais News Service joins the Staff & Campers of Camp Gan Yisroel, NY is wishing a very big Happy Birthday to the Executive Director of Gan Yisroel, Rabbi Avrohom Y. Shemtov. May he have a Shnas Hatzlocha Bakol, Mikol, Kol!

2ND VISITING DAY 2001

Yesterday, Sunday 16 Av was the 2nd vsiting day of the season @ Gan Yisroel, NY. Though visiting day didn’t start officially till 12:00 noon, there were many visitors who arrived earlier. The weather was B”H very good all day long and the CGI canteen did a brisk business.

The amount of visitors was slightly less than the first month, however there were still many visitors from all over who came to visit, including former CGI Head Counselors, Shea Harlig, Yossi Hodakov, Mendel Marazov and Yossi Spalter.

Just before 2:00 there was a performance by the CGI choir in the Shul. The campers in the choir, under the conductorship of counselor Zalmy Friedman did a wonderful job, and were applauded for and loudly, by the packed Shul of visitors, campers & staff.

After the campers were done, there was a brief concert performance by a number of staff who also sang harmony in the campers choir.

As is customary, the campers who left camp returned with loads of nosh and other goodies to last them through the next 2 action packed weeks in the Rebbe’s camp.

MIKE WEINTRAUB & DAN MCINNIS BREAK OUT COLOR WAR IN CGI 8-13-2001

Yesterday afternoon this was a hub of activity going on @ Gan Yisroel, NY. The campers and staff were all told that a big Gvir would be coming to visit camp and everyone was asked to go change into dark pants and white shirts.

A large podium covered with purple material and with a large shtender on top was set up near the flagpole. A purple material carpet was rolled out from the podium until the blacktop road that circles the Shul.

While the preparations were going on in camp Masmidim director Yossi Waks was recruiting 2 people to serve as bodyguards to accompany the Gvir in his limousine to camp.

The two bodyguards Yossi Waks recruited from the Mobil station in Parksville were Mike Weintraub & Dan McInnis from Binghamton. The two were given white shirts, ties & sunglasses and then entered the black stretch limousine along with the Gvir – Yossi Katz.

When the limo pulled into camp the bodyguards went out of the limo and the Gvir walked out too, Rabbi Shemtov went over to the Gvir to welcome him to camp. Meanwhile the entire camp that was lined up beautifully began singing Haveinu Sholom Aleichem. As the Gvir walked over to the podium he shook hand with many campers that were chosen to be the official greeters.

In middle of his speech to the camp, the Gvir said “…and now it’s a good time to tell you about COLOR WAR!”. Immediately all the staff along with the two bodyguards began singing and dancing “Lo Yisa Goi”. The kids were shocked and many of them were overheard asking “he came all the way to camp to break out Color War?”

After the breakout it was learned that one of the bodyguards, Mike Weintraub was Jewish. Not wasting any time Tefillin were bought and Yossi Waks helped him put on Tefillin, for the first time! A limo, a Gvir, a Color War breakout and a Karkafta, only in the Rebbe’s camp.

The name of the war is Shnas Hameah war and the names of the teams are Meah and Meah Va’Achas

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