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Color War play

Interview by Yosef Shidler – play presented by winning team shliach.

Unity at international ‘Yarchei Kallah’

The high spirits that were felt at ‘Camp Gan Yisroel New York’ during the past few days reached their peak at the melave malka on motzei shabbos, the central event of ‘Yarchei Kallah’ which was founded thirty years ago in memory of the Rebbe’s father.

Gedolim, Rabbonim, Roshei Yeshivot, and mashpi’im graced the evening with their presence and words of Torah, while hundreds of tmimim and Anash listened intently, amazed at the scene which had been organised by Rabbi Avraham Shem Tov, who heads the international ‘Agudas Chassidei Chabad’.

The evening was competently chaired by Rabbi Sholom Ber Lipskar, shliach in Bal Harbor Florida. Dvar Malchus was said by Rabbi Yoel Cohen, the Rebbe’s ‘chozer’ and words of blessing were spoken by Rabbi Shem Tov, Rabbi Lipa Shapira, Rabbi Yitzchak Yehuda Yuroslavski and Rabbi Mordechai Shmuel Askenazi, Rabbi of Kfar Chabad.

Words of halacha and pilpul were heard by Rabbi Dov Brisman and Rabbi Chanania Yosef Aisenbach, Rosh Yeshiva of chabad in Bnei Brak.

At this very moment, the Torah event of the international ‘Yarchei Kallah’ is taking place in the large shul of ‘Gan Yisroel New York’ with the participation of many gedolim, Rabbonim, Roshei Yeshivot, and mashpi’im from around the world.

Our COL team on the scene are broadcasting the event live , in co-operation with the virtual team of Gan Yisroel: Hershi Chitrik and Zalman Shapira.


This years hundreds of people from all over the globe watched the 30th Yarchei
Kalah live online. The news of the live event was published on two major lubavitcher
websites, COL and Shmais. B”H the network grid held up to the high bandwidth
demand even though it was broadcast at 196kbs. To watch this years yarchei kalah



Despite the massive blackout, the 30th annual Yarchei Kalla program @ Gan Yisroel, NY which this year has over 30 Rabbonim, Mashpiim, Roshei Yeshivos & Shluchim from around the world continued.
Thanks to good olde tea light candles, battery powered lanterns and the bright beams from a couple of cars, the learning and discussions in Torah did not stop.

As we finished typing this article @ 9:04pm EST, the lights went back on and loud cheering and applause was heard throughout the grounds of Gan Yisroel.



The 30th annual Yarchei Kalla will IYH get underway Thursday @ Gan Yisroel, NY.

A bus (free of charge) will be leaving from 770 @ 11:00am promptly and will leave Gan Yisroel Thursday @ midnight.

The following is the schedule for Thursday & Friday.

7:30 A.M. Shiur in Chassidus, Beis Midrash of Yarchei Kallah
HaRav Elimelech Tzwibel – Mashpia, Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Morristown NJ

3:00 P.M. Opening Session, Beis Midrash of Yarchei Kallah

Chairman: HaRav Shneur Zalman Wilschanski – Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Morristown NJ
HaRav Meir Zvi Gruzman – Rosh Yeshivah at Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Kfar Chabad
HaRav Yitzchak Yehudah Yaroslavski – Secretary of Beis Din Rabbanei Chabad of Eretz HaKodesh
HaRav Mordechai Shmuel Ashkenazi – Rav of Kfar Chabad
HaRav Yosef Yitzchak Kalmanson – Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, New Haven, CT

8:00 P.M. Second Session, Main Synagogue of Gan Yisrael Campus

Chairman: HaRav Yehudah Leib Shapiro – Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Miami FL
Dvar Malchus: HaRav Yoel Kahn – the Rebbe’s ‘Chozer’
HaRav Moshe Tendler – Rosh Yeshivah at Yeshivas Yitzchak Elchanan and Av Beis Din of Monsey Community
HaRav Yisroel Friedman – Rosh Yeshivas Oholei Torah, New York
HaRav Yitzchak Meir Herz – Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, London, England

HaRav Yechiel Menachem Mendel Kalmanson – Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Brunoy, France

HaRav Yosef Segal – Rosh Kollel Tzemach Tzedek, Jerusalem
HaRav Moshe Havlin – Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim and Rav of Kiryat Gat, Israel


7:30 A.M. Shiur in Chassidus, Beis Midrash of Yarchei Kallah
HaRav Zushya Alperovitz – Mashpia, Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Kiryat Gat

10:30 A.M. Third Session, Beis Midrash of Yarchei Kallah

HaRav Avraham Gerlitzky – Rosh Yeshivah at Yeshivas Oholei Torah, New York
HaRav Levy Wineberg – Rosh Machon LiSemichah VeRabbanus, Johannesburg
HaRav Yaakov Moshe Wolberg – Rosh Yeshivah at Yeshivas Oholei Torah, New York
HaRav Baruch Leshes – Rosh Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Sydney
HaRav Yisrael Shimon Kalmanson – Vaad Hanachos BeLahak

4:30 P.M. Fourth Session, Beis Midrash of Yarchei Kallah
HaRav Eliyahu Landau – Rosh Yeshivah at Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim, Kfar Chabad
HaRav Gavriel Tzinner – Renowned Author of Nit’ei Gavriel
HaRav Dov Brisman – Av Beis Din, Philadelphia


This years songs that were composed by the talented staff of Camp Gan Israel during the Hiskashrus War 5763.

The songs of Hiskashrus war 5763 / 2003 color war camp gan israel ny

Theme song winning team of Shliach
(T.T.T.O. ay yai yai)
A Shliach moves into a town
He’s lonely with no one around
He feels like he’s distant from his Rebbe
His vision beginning to fade

But then there’s a Jew at his door
Who’s lost and is searching for more
The Shliach now tells him about his Rebbe
Another çñéã he’s made

As a Shliach he knows
That he’s not for himself
His entire life’s focus is for someone else
Teaching all Jews the Rebbe is there
And for his children he truly does care (x2)

Now we know that our Hiskashrus
is not by staying nearby
Oh No!
Rather we strive to teach all Yidden
the Rebbe loves them so

Theme song team of Chossid
T.T.T.O. Mein Kind – MBD

It’s Friday night in camp the hour is already late,
Mendel’s tired, but there’s something telling him to wait.

His counselor’s sitting at his side,
A Hachloto he asks him to decide.

Mendel starts to speak,
His feelings he just cannot hide.

To learn the Rebbe’s teachings,
And make them part of me,
To Daven every word right from the heart

To live as a true Chossid
Striving hard to be,
Everything that the Rebbe wants of me.
Alma Mater Winning Team of Shliach
(Original tune by winning General Simi)
A lonely stray tear drop
From his eye escapes
Betraying the calm look on his face
It seems like just yesterday camp only started
And now it’s time to say goodbye

No matter how many
Times in the past
That I’ve had to say farewell
It never gets easier it only gets harder
Harder to say goodbye

Now I know why Chassidim never say
Chassidim never say goodbye
Wherever we go we’re all together
Together in spirit and soul (x2)

Now as the summer approaches the end
The last day is right around the bend
As hard as I try I just cannot help it
I just cannot help but cry

Now I know…

Alma Mater Team of Chossid
T.T.T.O. Niggun Shabbos V’Yom Tov

Luggage piled up in the hall,
I didn’t want to go at all.
But to the Rebbe’s camp, my parents sent me.

From the moment I arrived,
Something touched me deep inside.
Now Gan Yisroel, you’re where I want to be.

More than pictures on the wall,
I close my eyes and see it all
The Rebbe has come to camp – his children to see.

Oh Gan Yisroel, the camp I love and hold so dear
Oh Gan Yisroel, I feel the Rebbe’s really here.
Still everyday I yearn for a special dollar of my own,
Still I wish to go into Yechidus with the Rebbe all alone.
How I’m dreaming of the day when I wake up to see
The Rebbe’s come to camp – to visit me



Mishnayos Bal Peh point system has been updated.

Mishnayos Bal Peh  תשס”ג

updated August 11, 2003

Bunk א

Mendy Bortunk                                                                                                                 3 Reds, 1 Yellow, 4 Blues

J.J. Deitsch                                                                                                                                      1 Red, 2 Blues

Sholom Ber Dubov                                                                                                                           1 Red, 2 Blues

Menachem Mendel Gordon                                                                                                             1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yankel Kievman                                                                                                   1 Gold, 2 Reds, 2 Yellows, 4 Blues

Menachem Mendel Raitport                                                                                                          2 Yellows, 4 Blues

Shloime Raitport                                                                                                                           1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Menachem Mendel Rosenblum                                                                                             2 Golds, 3 Reds, 3 Blues

Mendel Sabol                                                                                                                               1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Moishe Shaulson                                                                                                                           1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Mordechai Issac Sufrin                                                                                                                     1 Red, 2 Blues

Yosef Tenenbaum                                                                                                                         1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   1 Crown, 4 Reds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues


Bunk ב

Mendel Jacobson                                                                                                                             1 Gold, 3 Blues

Menachem Mendel Lipsker                                                                                                 1 Red, 2 Yellows, 3 Blues

Eliahu Shalom Makarov                                                                                                                 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yosef Yehuda Raitport                                                                                                                 2 Yellows, 4 Blues

Nachie Rothschild                                                                                                                         1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Mendel Rudolph                                                                                                                            1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Shmuli Shaulson                                                                                                                         2 Reds, 2 Yellows,

Mendel Treitel                                                                                                                   1 Gold, 1 Red, 2 Yellows,

Mendel Wolowick                                                                                                             2 Reds, 4 Yellows, 2 Blues

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   3 Golds, 4 Reds, 3 Yellows, 2 Blues


Bunk ג

Yisrael Baruch                                                                                                                              1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Menachem Mendel Blesofsky                                                                                           2 Golds, 3 Yellows, 3 Blues

J.J. Duchman                                                                                                                     1 Red, 2 Yellows, 1 Blue

J.J. Hecht                                                                                                                                     1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Zevi Kreiner                                                                                                                                 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Menachem Mendel Lowenbeim                                                                                                       1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Menachem Mendel Mentz                                                                                                               1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Mordechai Rosenfeld                                                                                                           1 Red, 1 Yellow, 3 Blues

Yitzchok Isaac Rosenfeld                                                                                                      1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Blue

Binyomin Samotin                                                                                                              1 Red, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   3 Golds, 2 Reds, 1 Yellow, 4 Blues


Bunk ד

Mendel Avtzon                                                                                                   1 Crown, 1 Gold, 2 Reds, 2 Yellows,

Dovid Shlomo Aaron Bronstein                                                                                                      1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Tzvi Chein                                                                                                                                                  1 Red,

Moishe Denburg                                                                                                                           1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Sholom Ber Diskin                                                                                                                           1 Red, 2 Blues

Menachem Mendel Galperin                                                                                              3 Reds, 2 Yellows, 3 Blues

Moshe Dovid Goldin                                                                                                                      1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Kovi Kranz                                                                                                                                   1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Levi Popak                                                                                                                                   1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Menachem Mendel Raskin                                                                                                  2 Reds, 2 Yellows, 1 Blue

Menachem Shemtov                                                                                                          1 Red, 3 Yellows, 3 Blues

Sholom Ber Wolberg                                                                                                        3 Golds, 3 Reds, 1 Yellow,

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   2 Crowns, 2 Golds, 1 Red, 4 Yellows,


Bunk ה

Levi Yitzchok Duchman                                                                                         1 Gold, 2 Reds, 2 Yellows, 3 Blues

Nissi Eber                                                                                                                                   3 Yellows, 2 Blues

Yakov Yehuda Hecht                                                                                                        1 Gold, 2 Reds, 4 Yellows,

Yehuda Leib Katz                                                                                                                          1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Shneur Zalman Kotlarsky                                                                                                                4 Reds, 2 Blues

Shmuel Leiter                                                                                                                               1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yisroel New                                                                                                                                2 Reds, 4 Yellows,

Levi Yitzchok Plotkin                                                                                                                     3 Yellows, 1 Blue

Dovid Posner                                                                                                                     1 Red, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Avremi Raichik                                                                                      3 Crowns, 1 Gold, 4 Reds, 1 Yellow, 3 Blues

Zalman Raichik                                                                                                                            1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Nissi Wilmovsky                                                                                                                          1 Gold, 4 Yellows,

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   4 Crowns, 3 Golds, 3 Yellows, 4 Blues


Bunk ו

Moshe Adler                                                                                                                                 1 Yellow, 3 Blues

Schneur Zalman Brook                                                                                          1 Gold, 4 Reds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Menachem Mendel Chanowitz                                                                                                       2 Reds, 4 Yellows,

Pinchus Goldin                                                                                                                              1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Levikle Junik                                                                                                                    2 Reds, 2 Yellows, 1 Blue

Shimon Klein                                                                                                         1 Gold, 1 Red, 2 Yellows, 2 Blues

Meshulem Krasnianski                                                                                                                  1 Red, 4 Yellows,

Elie Menasche                                                                                                                   1 Red, 4 Yellows, 2 Blues

Tanny Rappaport                                                                                                             2 Reds, 4 Yellows, 4 Blues

Avrohom Sharfstein                                                                                                                    2 Yellows, 2 Blues

Mendy Trappler                                                                                                                            1 Red, 3 Yellows,

Benzion Weiss                                                                                                                  1 Red, 4 Yellows, 2 Blues

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   1 Crown, 1 Gold, 2 Reds, 1 Yellow,


Bunk ז

Yosef Bar-Chaim                                                                                                                          1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Mendel Fogelman                                                                                                                          1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yanky Greenspan                                                                                                                                   2 Yellows,

Menachem Mendel Levinson                                                                                                           1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Shmueli Lisbon                                                                                                                          2 Golds, 4 Yellows,

Levi Marinovsky                                                                                                                           1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Chaim Scheiner                                                                                                                            1 Yellow, 2 Blues

David Singer                                                                                                                    1 Red, 3 Yellows, 2 Blues

Dudi Slapochnik                                                                                                                                         2 Reds,

Yossi Weiss                                                                                                                                  1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yakov Wilansky                                                                                                                              2 Reds, 4 Blues

Mendy Zippel                                                                                                                 2 Golds, 2 Reds, 2 Yellows,

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   1 Crown, 1 Gold, 1 Red, 3 Blues


Bunk ח

Yisroel Backman                                                                                                            2 Golds, 4 Yellows, 4 Blues

Levi Yitzchok Baruch                                                                                                                          1 Red, 1 Blue

Shlomo Batt                                                                                                                     4 Reds, 1 Yellow, 3 Blues

Menachem Mendel Borenstein                                                                                            4 Reds, 1 Yellow, 3 Blues

Avromi Katzoff                                                                                                                 2 Reds, 1 Yellow, 4 Blues

Eliyhahu Raitport                                                                                                             4 Reds, 2 Yellows, 3 Blues

Shneur Zalman Raitport                                                                                                   3 Reds, 2 Yellows, 4 Blues

Ovadia Rogalsky                                                                                                                                        2 Reds,

Mordecai Rubin                                                                                                                   1 Gold, 3 Reds, 4 Blues

Menachem Mendel Seldowitz                                                                                 1 Gold, 4 Reds, 3 Yellows, 2 Blues

Sruli Steiner                                                                                                                                   3 Reds, 3 Blues

Yitschok Mordechai Zirkind                                                                                               3 Reds, 3 Yellows, 2 Blues

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   2 Crowns, 1 Gold, 2 Reds, 3 Yellows, 2 Blues


Bunk ט

Menachem Mendel Brafman                                                                                               2 Reds, 3 Yellows, 1 Blue

Sholom Ber Cohen                                                                                                             1 Red, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Levi Yitzchok Dubov                                                                                                          1 Red, 2 Yellows, 3 Blues

Chaim Eilenberg                                                                                                               2 Reds, 1 Yellow, 3 Blues

Shneur Zalman Gansburg                                                                                                 2 Golds, 2 Reds, 1 Yellow,

Mendel Landa                                                                                                                               2 Reds, 1 Yellow,

Yedidya Sholom Rittri                                                                                                                    1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Mendel Sherman                                                                                                               1 Red, 3 Yellows, 2 Blues

Mendy Spalter                                                                                                                  3 Reds, 4 Yellows, 1 Blue

Menachem Woonteiler                                                                                                                   1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   1 Crown, 3 Reds, 1 Yellow,



Bunk י

Yosef Yitzchok Alexandre                                                                                                    1 Red, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Meir Blesofsky                                                                                                                4 Reds, 2 Yellows, 3 Blues

Ovadia Chocron                                                                                                                 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yossi Eber                                                                                                                                  2 Yellows, 3 Blues

Shmuli Grossbaum                                                                                                                         2 Reds, 4 Blues

Shmuli Hershkop                                                                                                  1 Gold, 4 Reds, 2 Yellows, 4 Blues

Shneur Zalman Kotlarsky                                                                                                                 1 Red, 4 Blues

Shlomo Levine                                                                                                                                 1 Red, 2 Blues

Menachem Mendel Lifshitz                                                                                                  1 Red, 3 Yellows, 4 Blues

Berel Popack                                                                                                                  3 Reds, 3 Yellows, 4 Blues

Raphaeli Rosenwasser                                                                                                                  1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Zev Schulman                                                                                                                  3 Reds, 4 Yellows, 1 Blue

Ari Treitel                                                                                                                                       1 Gold, 3 Reds,

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   1 Crown, 2 Golds, 4 Reds, 1 Yellow,


Bunk יא

Yisroel Chanowitz                                                                                                   1 Crown, 1 Gold, 4 Reds, 1 Blue

Avraham Daphna                                                                                                                             1 Red, 2 Blues

Moshe Daphna                                                                                                                 1 Gold, 2 Yellows, 4 Blues

Yonatan Eizicovics                                                                                                                       3 Yellows, 2 Blues

Mordechai Ingber                                                                                                                         3 Reds, 1 Yellow,

Zalmen Shimon Itkin                                                                                            1 Gold, 2 Reds, 3 Yellows, 3 Blues

Yehuda Kanelsky                                                                                                 4 Golds, 1 Red, 2 Yellows, 3 Blues

Yeshaya Katz                                                                                                                                 4 Reds, 4 Blues

Mendy Krasnjansky                                                                                                                     2 Yellows, 3 Blues

Chaim Leiter                                                                                                     1 Crown, 1 Gold, 2 Yellows, 3 Blues

Yossi Lesches                                                                                                                      3 Golds, 2 Reds, 1 Blue

Naftoli Minkowitz                                                                                                                           1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Levi Yitzchok Sudak                                                                                                                    3 Yellows, 3 Blues

Menachem Zirkind                                                                                                1 Gold, 2 Reds, 2 Yellows, 4 Blues

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   1 Flag, 1 Gold, 4 Reds, 2 Yellows, 4 Blues


Bunk יב

Eli Andrusier                                                                                                                     1 Red, 3 Yellows, 4 Blues

Yisroel Avtzon                                                                                                                            2 Reds, 2 Yellows,

Moshe Bleier                                                                                                                              2 Reds, 2 Yellows,

Elchonon Boymelgreen                                                                                                      1 Red, 2 Yellows, 3 Blues

Levi Chein                                                                                                                        3 Reds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Mendy Dubinsky                                                                                                               4 Reds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Levi Yitzchok Kamensky                                                                                                                1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yosef Yitzchok Nagar                                                                                                                   4 Yellows, 3 Blues

Yehuda Pevzner                                                                                                                 2 Golds, 3 Reds, 4 Blues

Avrohom Eliyahu Raskin                                                                                                    4 Reds, 4 Yellows, 1 Blue

Alon Israle Sherman                                                                                                                     1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Reuven Weiss                                                                                                                 2 Reds, 2 Yellows, 2 Blues

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   1 Crown, 2 Golds, 2 Reds, 3 Yellows,


Bunk יג

Asher Bronstein                                                                                                                          4 Reds, 4 Yellows,

Yitzchok Yehuda Jenkelowitz                                                                                   2 Golds, 3 Reds, 1 Yellow, 1 Blue

Mendel Katz                                                                                                         1 Gold, 2 Reds, 3 Yellows, 3 Blues

Sender Larkin                                                                                                                 4 Reds, 4 Yellows, 3 Blues

Yehuda Moshe Makarov                                                                                                     4 Reds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Avremle New                                                                                                                  4 Golds, 1 Red, 2 Yellows,

Yossi Rubashkin                                                                                                                  2 Golds, 1 Red, 2 Blues

Meir Singer                                                                                                                                4 Reds, 2 Yellows,

Menachem Mendel Stroll                                                                                    1 Crown, 2 Reds, 4 Yellows, 3 Blues

Yosef Levi Wilhelm                                                                                                           3 Golds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Dovid Yeshayohu Zirkind                                                                                        1 Gold, 4 Reds, 2 Yellows, 1 Blue

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   4 Crowns, 4 Golds, 4 Reds, 2 Yellows, 1 Blue


Bunk יד

Shlomie Berkowitz                                                                                                               1 Gold, 2 Reds, 2 Blues

Schneur Zalman Dubrawsky                                                                                 1 Gold, 3 Reds, 3 Yellows, 3 Blues

Berel Engel                                                                                                          1 Gold, 2 Reds, 2 Yellows, 3 Blues

Eliyahu Aryeh Freidman                                                                                                        1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1 Blue

Elazar Glick                                                                                                                        1 Gold, 4 Reds, 4 Blues

Elisha Israel                                                                                                                                   3 Reds, 4 Blues

Yaakov Dovid Kotlarsky                                                                                      3 Golds, 3 Reds, 3 Yellows, 2 Blues

Yisroel Pekkar                                                                                                                  3 Reds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Elie Perelman                                                                                                                     1 Red, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yaakov Rodman                                                                                                                1 Gold, 1 Yellow, 4 Blues

Shneur Zalman Tenenbaum                                                                                                           1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   2 Crowns, 3 Golds, 3 Yellows, 4 Blues

Bunk טו

Meir Fellig                                                                                                                        3 Reds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Menachem Mendel Glazman                                                                                             2 Reds, 4 Yellows, 4 Blues

Avremie Goldman                                                                                                3 Golds, 4 Reds, 4 Yellows, 1 Blue

Yakov Kaplan                                                                                                                               2 Yellows, 1 Blue

Mendy Leiberman                                                                                                                1 Gold, 2 Reds, 4 Blues

Tzvi Abba Lerman                                                                                                           4 Reds, 2 Yellows, 3 Blues

Mordechai Neuwirth                                                                                              2 Golds, 1 Red, 3 Yellows, 2 Blues

Mendy Scheinfeld                                                                                                              1 Red, 3 Yellows, 2 Blues

Eli Solomon                                                                                                                       1 Red, 1 Yellow, 3 Blues

Meir Shlomo Wolf                                                                                                              1 Red, 3 Yellows, 3 Blues

Zevi Zeiler                                                                                                                                                  1 Red,

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   2 Crowns, 1 Gold, 3 Yellows,


Bunk טז

Yehuda Cohen                                                                                                                                           4 Reds,

Yossi Dalfin                                                                                                           2 Golds, 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Menachem Fox                                                                                                        1 Gold, 2 Reds, 1 Yellow, 1 Blue

Levi Harlig                                                                                                                        2 Golds, 1 Yellow, 1 Blue

Mordechai Harlig                                                                                    1 Crown, 2 Golds, 1 Red, 3 Yellows, 3 Blues

Motti Harlig                                                                                                                    2 Golds, 4 Yellows, 4 Blues

Yisroel Hurwitz                                                                                                               1 Crown, 1 Red, 4 Yellows,

Yeeshai Johnson                                                                                                    4 Golds, 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Michael Koren                                                                                                      1 Gold, 4 Reds, 3 Yellows, 3 Blues

Ari Rosenfeld                                                                                                                                   1 Gold, 1 Blue

Menachem Mendel Rosenfeld                                                                                            4 Reds, 2 Yellows, 3 Blues

Mendel Rosenfeld                                                                                                                         4 Yellows, 1 Blue

Mendy Saacks                                                                                                                            2 Reds, 2 Yellows,

Yankel Sabol                                                                                                                   3 Reds, 4 Yellows, 3 Blues

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   1 Flag, 1 Crown, 4 Reds, 4 Yellows, 4 Blues


Bunk יז

Mendy Giro                                                                                                           1 Gold, 2 Reds, 4 Yellows, 1 Blue

Yosef Hershkop                                                                                                    1 Gold, 2 Reds, 4 Yellows, 2 Blues

Shalom Dov Ber Kempster                                                                                               2 Reds, 4 Yellows, 2 Blues

Nosson Levinsky                                                                                                             2 Reds, 4 Yellows, 3 Blues

Joseph Issac Loloyan                                                                                            1 Gold, 3 Reds, 2 Yellows, 4 Blues

Yitzchok Meir Ostrozynski                                                                                                     2 Golds, 3 Reds, 1 Blue

Ari Raskin                                                                                                             1 Gold, 1 Red, 2 Yellows, 4 Blues

Yigal Rosenberg                                                                                                                2 Reds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Moshe Rudd                                                                                                                                               2 Reds,

Levi Sharfstein                                                                                                     2 Golds, 2 Reds, 1 Yellow, 3 Blues

Avremele Vogel                                                                                                               1 Gold, 2 Reds, 4 Yellows,

Avremi Zippel                                                                                                    1 Crown, 4 Golds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   4 Crowns, 3 Golds, 4 Reds, 1 Yellow, 4 Blues


Bunk יח

Chaim Bar – Chaim                                                                                                           1 Gold, 1 Red, 4 Yellows,

Eliahu Nachum Bloch                                                                                                                     1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yehuda Shimon Dubroff                                                                                                     4 Reds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Chaim Itzack Fyzakov                                                                                                                 3 Yellows, 4 Blues

Shalom Iluz                                                                                                                      3 Reds, 4 Yellows, 1 Blue

Menachem David Malka                                                                                                       1 Gold, 1 Red, 1 Yellow,

Shaul Nemtzov                                                                                                                                       2 Yellows,

Moshe Nisnevitz                                                                                                              2 Reds, 2 Yellows, 2 Blues

Yitzchok Teller                                                                                                                 1 Gold, 3 Yellows, 2 Blues

Chezky Vogel                                                                                                                             2 Reds, 4 Yellows,

Levi Wilansky                                                                                                                               3 Reds, 1 Yellow,

Dovid Woonteiler                                                                                                                          1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   1 Crown, 2 Golds, 1 Red, 4 Yellows, 4 Blues


Bunk יט

Dov Ber Brafman                                                                                                               1 Red, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yonathan Gabai                                                                                                                1 Red, 3 Yellows, 3 Blues

Aron Helman                                                                                                                      1 Red, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Nissan Kornfeld                                                                                                                 1 Gold, 2 Yellows, 1 Blue

Mendel Kranz                                                                                                                   2 Reds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Mendy Margolis                                                                                                                            1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Shmuel Moscowitz                                                                                                   1 Gold, 1 Red, 3 Yellows, 1 Blue

Yosef Yitzchok Muller                                                                                                          1 Red, 3 Yellows, 1 Blue

Shmuel Perlstein                                                                                                                          1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Avrohom Aba Raichik                                                                                                                    1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Mendy Rapoport                                                                                                                           1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yossi Smoller                                                                                                                              4 Yellows, 2 Blues

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   4 Golds, 2 Reds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues


Bunk כ

Rafael Dovid Beresnitzky                                                                                                              1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Boruch Sholem Blesofsky                                                                                                              1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Menachem Mendel Chazan                                                                                                            1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Mendy Friedman                                                                                                                             3 Reds, 4 Blues

Yehoshua Hayward                                                                                                          3 Reds, 2 Yellows, 2 Blues

Yanky Hecht                                                                                                        2 Golds, 2 Reds, 1 Yellow, 3 Blues

Zalman Hershkop                                                                                                 1 Gold, 2 Reds, 3 Yellows, 4 Blues

Chaim Yisroel Klein                                                                                                                          1 Gold, 1 Red,

Rafi Lazerson                                                                                                                               1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yaakov Yehuda Raskin                                                                                                       1 Gold, 1 Yellow, 4 Blues

Mendel Turner                                                                                                                              1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Gavriel Vainer                                                                                                                                        3 Yellows,

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   1 Crown, 3 Golds, 1 Blue


Bunk כא

Schneur Zalman Chein                                                                                                                                1 Gold,

Dovber Cohen                                                                                                                            2 Yellows, 2 Blues

Eluzar Goldberger                                                                                                             2 Reds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Schneur Zalman Goldbloom                                                                                                         3 Yellows, 4 Blues

Schneur Zalman Gottlieb                                                                                                               1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Boruch Sholom Greenberg                                                                                                            1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Mendy Grossbaum                                                                                                              2 Reds, 1 Yellow, 1 Blue

Aharon Mendel Kupfer                                                                                                                      1 Red, 2 Blues

Yisroel Matusof                                                                                                                                          2 Reds,

Moshe Robbins                                                                                                                            3 Yellows, 2 Blues

Nochum Schapiro                                                                                                                         1 Crown, 3 Blues

Shmuel Schapiro                                                                                                2 Golds, 4 Reds, 2 Yellows, 2 Blues

Bentzi Shemtov                                                                                                     1 Gold, 1 Red, 4 Yellows, 2 Blues

Yakov Koppel Zirkind                                                                                                           1 Gold, 4 Reds, 4 Blues

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   2 Crowns, 4 Golds, 3 Yellows, 4 Blues


Bunk כב

Zev Allison                                                                                                                                   1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Menachem Altein                                                                                                   1 Gold, 2 Reds, 3 Yellows, 1 Blue

Eliezer Avtzon                                                                                                                              1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yisroel Brownstein                                                                                                                       3 Yellows, 2 Blues

Boruch Noam Dubrow                                                                                                                   1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Mordechai Goldberg                                                                                                                      1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Avrohom Mogilevsky                                                                                                                     1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Bentzion Nisnevitz                                                                                                                        1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Hillel Yehoshu Paryzer                                                                                                                   1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Shmuel Posner                                                                                                                 4 Reds, 3 Yellows, 1 Blue

Ephraim Stock                                                                                                                  4 Reds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yakov Weiner                                                                                                                               1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   3 Golds, 4 Reds, 2 Yellows, 2 Blues


Bunk כג

Dovid Leib Bastomski                                                                                                                  3 Yellows, 2 Blues

Zalman Goldblatt                                                                                                               1 Gold, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yisroel Goldstein                                                                                                               1 Gold, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Zevulin Gutleizer                                                                                                                          1 Red, 4 Yellows,

Dovid Kupfer                                                                                                                              1 Gold, 2 Yellows,

Chaim Asher Landa                                                                                               1 Gold, 1 Red, 2 Yellows, 3 Blues

Yosef Yitschok Lipszyc                                                                                                        1 Red, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Zalmi Raksin                                                                                                                     1 Gold, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Yanky Scheinfeld                                                                                                               1 Gold, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Levi Yitzchok Schneider                                                                                                       1 Gold, 4 Reds, 2 Blues

Menachem Mendel Shemtov                                                                                               2 Reds, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Sroly Tzivin                                                                                                                      1 Gold, 1 Yellow, 2 Blues

Levi Yitzchok Zeiler                                                                                                                       3 Yellows, 1 Blue

Total Points For Entire Bunk:   2 Crowns, 4 Reds, 1 Blue

Visiting Day in Camp Gan Israel

As the siren went off signaling the end of learning classes, hundreds of
visitors began streaming in to the beautiful grounds of Gan Yisroel, NY
for the summers second visiting day. The visitors arrived from all over
the continent and around the world, including many prominent Shluchim
and former Head Staff of Gan Yisroel.

While the delighted parents reunited with the Campers, young children
were seen sprinting towards the carnival, which featured loads of
thrilling rides. As many parents took campers off grounds to nearby
Pizza Shops, Shoprite and other venues, many others decided to spend
their afternoon on the grounds of CGI.

Throughout the day the Canteen employees worked fulltime, accommodating
the hundreds of parents and children who came to taste the fine foods.
Many items, including delicious pizza, ice-cream and a large variety of
nosh were sold, as well as a special barbecue which featured appetizing
hotdogs, burgers, and pastrami sandwiches.

In the lobby, crowds of people gathered to watch a special preview of
the 5763 Camp Video, showing special scenes of Color War. Parents stood
patiently by the front desk, waiting to order exclusive Camp caps,
yarmulkes as well as the Camp video. The Shul also attracted the
attention of many proud parents who received lots of Nachas as they took
note of their son’s achievements in Mishnayos Baal Peh.

For the Campers whose parents unfortunately couldn’t visit, a special
hike was arranged with the survival director.

Camp caretaker Eric Taylor was busy all day long directing both
vehicular and pedestrian traffic across the busy Parksville road.

As visiting day was coming to an end, smiling campers were seen
schlepping bags and bags of nosh & other goodies, back from their day
out of camp.


Visiting Day will begin IY”H at 12:00PM EST (city time), and conclude at 7:00PM EST (city time)
Please do not arrive earlier, or bring back your children later than the specified times.
Those who wish to take their children out of camp grounds must sign them out in the administrative office.
Girls over the age of 12 should not come on to camp grounds, and will be asked to remain outside.

Shabbos Nachamu in the Rebbe’s camp

Friday Afternoon: After bedside inspection, campers wearing their sparkling clean Shabbos clothes, headed towards their learning classes. During learning classes the camers learned a Sicha on the parshas Hashavua, and as every week they learned one of the rebbe’s Nigunim. This week they learned and sang the special nigun “Ha’aderes Veha’emuna” which was introduced by the Rebbe on Simchas Torah 5734.

Following Mincha in the shul a Siyum was made by the Counselor Eitan goldberg on the entire Maseches Sotah! After a smashing Gan Yisroel Friday night Maariv, Campers headed down towards the dining room for yet another very special Friday night meal. During the meal a very special announcement was made by H.C.Y.G. Camp will IY”H be installing an air-conditioning unit in the main building. This unit, the campers were informed, will provide air-conditioning to the dining room and the lobby. After yet another electriying meal, singing many of the brand new 5763 Hiskashrus War songs, Campers gathered to farbreng, listening to the inspiring words of L.D.Y.S.
Shabbos morning: Following morning snacks, consisting of delicious cake and milk, campers headed towards the Shul for Shachris. The Campers davened beautifully, than headed toward the dining room for yet another inspiring Shabbos meal.
As campers began heading towards their learning classes, rain began pouring down. The campers quickly ran to their rain locations, learned and farbrenged. After learning classes a beautiful sight was seen. The Shul and “Square” was covered with many eager Campers learning Mishnayos Baal Peh, and being tested by the devoted staff.
The time for Mincha approached and Campers headed towards the Shul. They davened Mincha and heard a Siyum on the entire Maseches Tomid! by the Counselor Itche Itkin. The Campers than washed for Shalosh
Seudos, sat down, ate and watched a very special SHMARYONKEE. Moshe Hecht, Dovid Taub and Mendy Blesofsky put on a very entertaining and enjoyable performance. Maariv followed, than Havdala and than a very special activity…
Tonight was Dance Night! Featuring Eitan Golberg and Shmuli Rosefeld on the Keyboard, Yehudah Rosenberger on the Guitar, and Mendy Traxler on the Clarinet, Campers danced, danced and continued dancing. The campers went to sleep worn-out, however having sweet dreams about the expected visit of their Tatties and Mommies etc, tomorrow on visiting day.

Tisha Be’av in the Rebbe’s Camp

Wednesday evening: Before Tisha Be’av began, campers and staff changed
their shoes, ate the last Seudah before Tisha Be’av and than headed to
the Shul for Maariv.

Sitting down low on turned over benches, everyone davened Maariv.
Megilas Eicha was afterwards recited by Rabbi Mordechai Dubinsky.

Thursday: Reveille was 1 hour later on Thursday morning, Tisha Be’av.
After Davening campers under Bar Mitzvah ate Breakfast. Afterwards
the camp had exciting morning activities directed by the head counselors while the staff said Kinus.

After lunch the grand camper counselor game took place. The campers won
11-6. For all those that were not interested in going to the game there
were Tisha Be’av related videos played in the Shul, as well as many
board games in the guest dining-room. Later in the afternoon a grand
Bingo game was played under the direction of H.C.Y.G.

Throughout the day campers in the soccer field area witnessed a pleasant
sight. Due to the ever increasing demand, new “Ohelim” were being constructed to accommodate additional classes

As dusk neared, campers gathered into the Shul to daven Mincha. Kriah
for Tisha Be’av was leined by counselor Itche Itkin. Mincha was followed
by a Siyum on Maseches Smochos by learning teacher Efraim Rubin.

Everyone watched a video of the Rebbe after Mincha. Following the video,
everyone davened Maariv and than headed towards the dining room to eat
supper and break their fasts.

Heading towards the dining room, campers were greeted by a mouth-watering
aroma. It didn’t take much time until the campers guessed what was
drawing them closer and closer, it was pizza! To break the fast, Camp
Gan Israel ordered one hundred and forty delicious pies of pizza!
Campers and staff contently consumed their portions of fresh pizza,
accompanied by scrumptious French-fries.




This coming Sunday the 12th of Menachem-Av, Gan Yisroel, NY will be having it’s 2nd and final visiting day of the season.
Visiting day will start @ 12:00noon and go till 7:00pm.

There will be a special carnival with lots of exciting inflatable rides, games, sno-cones and much more.

The carnival rides are all FREE OF CHARGE and will be open to all campers and visitors. There will be a nominal fee for the sno-cones, popcorn and cotton candy.



New powerful florescent lighting installed in the main shul which is located is the camp square. The new eight fixtures which have been installed by Rabbis Yossie & Shloime Futerfases have a total output 1280 watts, which is an addition to the original existing fixtures. Now that the shul is much brighter I can read the Mar’eh Mekoimois foot notes said one Staff member who wishes to remain anonyms. This is the first of many upgrades to the camp buildings said Rabbi Futerfas. According to camp engineer Eric Taylor there are plans of adding an elaborate cable car system that will shuttle campers to the hill and will be powered by the unionized Parksville local 768. CGI was unable to verify these plans since Mr. Taylor hasent held a pencil in 34 years.


Campers and Staff were trembling in anticipation, as all gathered by the
Flagpole, for the great announcement, expected after three great days
of the 5763 Hiskashrus War. Predictions, calculations, reckonings and
even just simple guesses were overheard throughout the day, as the time
neared for the great moment of truth.

Teams Chosid and Shliach gathered, each team being their awesome
Generals. The judges arrived. A tremor passed through everyone as the
Judges prepared to announce the
Grand winners. The
Judges simultaneously called out the winners. Under the talented
Leadership of Simi Morgenstern, TEAM SHLIACH WON HISKASHRUS WAR 5763.

Grand Sing of Hiskashrus War in the Rebbe’s Camp –

The second day of color war continued with a bang, everybody looking forward to the Grand Sing at night. Campers woke up especially early to learn and complete their quotas for Mishnayos Baal Peh, which they recited all day long to the tayere Staff. The day was filled with smashing Davening, Benching, fun activities and races in the afternoon, including a very special team time for both teams to learn their Alma Maters. Throughout the day staff members worked very hard on setting up the Shul. Both teams prepared dazzling props and backdrops, as well as striking costumes featuring their themes.

As night began to descend, all campers got dressed up into their costumes. The team of Chosid dressed up like Pirates, and the team of Shliach dressed up like Poilishe Chasidim.

After each team was fully dressed, they each lined up in formation, and then were dismissed to the Shul. Both teams entered the Shul and settled themselves down to their teams amazing backdrops.

Campers began with their cheers, after some time the cheer slowly changed to “Hear come the judges” as the grand judges made their entry, each one outfitted in a judges robe and wig.

The time arrived for both generals to make their grand entry. To the background of a fierce storm in the ocean, Pirate Chief General Yehudah Stern managed to pull him self to safety, after nearly being overcome by the great waves. To the cheers and encouragement of his fellow pirates, he stood up and addressed them.
Subsequently General Simi Morgenstern made his grand entry, over the Williamsburg Bridge, as a Poilishe Rebbe. He headed towards the “Tisch” and began addressing his crowd of Chasidim.

Judge Yoelish Ganz than started a Nigun, both teams joined in with a smashing Chayus. Following the Nigun both teams presented their theme songs. Team Chosid presented their song first, composed by Eli Rosenfeld and preformed under the direction of Levi Gansburg. Team Shliach followed afterwards with their theme song.

The program continued with the theme speech. The speech explained the theme of the team and how the costumes are connected to it. Zev Allision spoke for team Chosid and Moishe Denberg spoke team Shliach.

The presentation of the Alma Maters began. Team Chosid proceeded, singing a very beautiful song, written by Eli Rosenfeld. Team Shliach followed, singing another beautiful song, featuring an original tune by General Simi Morgenstern. Each team then sang their Hebrew song, everyone singing with great enthusiasm. The Campers continued on singing on Lebidike Nigunim, creating an incredible atmosphere.

Amid all the singing, everyone stopped to hear an inspiring speech from Camp Executive Director Rabbi Avrohom Shemtov. Rabbi Shemtov spoke about the life of a Chosid and Shliach, how it is not just a Color War theme, rather it should be continued in everyone’s homes, throughout the year.

Laughter resounded off the walls of the Shul, as Itche Itkin and Yanky Denberg recited the lyrics of their very own comedy song. Itche and Yanky than continued on recited their Grammen for team Shliach; the campers were already falling off their seats from amusement. Getzy Markowitz continued, reciting side-splitting Grammens for the team Chosid.

The Shul soon filled up with hundreds of sincere young voices, davening the last Maariv of Hiskashrus War 5763. After singing many more Nigunim and Camp songs the Campers went to sleep enthused with Chayus and exited to find out the results tomorrow…



This year’s annual Yarchei Kalla, held in Camp Gan Yisroel, NY will be very special. 5763 marks 30 years since the Yarchei Kalla was founded to mark the Yahrtzeit of the Rebbe’s father, HaRav, HaGaon, Rabbi Levi Yitzchok Z”TL.
To mark the 30th anniversary, the biggest and broadest Yarchei Kalla program ever is being planned.

For the last 2 weeks, a group of Bochurim, under the direction of Rabbi Avrohom Shemtov having been working hard on coordinating and planning the program

As advertised in the Kfar Chabad, participation at this years Yarchei Kalla will include “Kol Gedolei HaTorah VeHaChassidus shel Doraynu, Dor HaShevee’ee, Roshei Yeshivos veHamshpi’im beTomche Tmimim Mikol Katzvay Tayvel”.

The opening session will take place IYH Thursday the 16th of Menachem-Av and the grand Melava Malka will take place IYH Motzei Shabbos Parshas Eikev @ 10:30pm. Both programs will be held in the CGI Shul in Kiryat Gan Israel, NY.


Once again Camp Gan Israel, Parksville, NY will be broadcasting the Color war 5763 plays live over the internet.
The first play will begin tonight-Monday @ 7:50pm
The second play will begin tonight-Monday @ lerech 10:15pm

Grand Plays of Hiskashrus War 5763

Before a record breaking audience in camp and around the world, via the
exclusive CGI Webcam, hundreds in camp and around the world viewed the
Grand Hiskashrus War Plays.

Performing first was the team of Chosid. They preformed a wonderful play
about a young man who ventured out into the business world. As a result
of his actions he got his company into a lot of trouble. This play was
a parable onto the life of a Chosid how everything that he does and the
way he conducts himself, has an effect on everything.

Following the first play everyone went to the dining room for supper.
They returned, sat down and got ready to watch the second play of the
team of Shliach.

The play was about two young men who escape the orphanage and go into
the woods. By chance they meet the prime minister and conspire to
overthrow the evil king. After overthrowing the king the prime minister
takes over the power. He knighted his young helpers and told them not to stay in the capital and benefit, rather they must go out and spread
the message of fairness and liberty throughout the provinces. The play
gave out the message that every single Chosid can’t just sit at home;
rather he must travel on Shlichus to bring the Geula closer.

Both plays were performed beautifully, featuring amazing backdrops which
were painstakingly prepared throughout the day. Everyone, including a
worldwide audience on the Gan Yisroel exclusive Webcam enjoyed yet
another successful series of Grand plays in Camp Gan Yisroel.

On Tuesday night, exclusive coverage of the 5763 Hiskashrus War Grand
Sing will be shown on the Camp Gan Yisroel Webcam so make sure to Tune


On Sunday morning the 5th of Av a coach bus filled with 60 men, women and children from Toronto, Ontario and on their way to New York, pulled up to Gan Yisroel, NY for a brief visit.
The group was accompanied by Shluchim Rabbi Yosef Gansburg & Rabbi Mendy Kaplan.

While the men experienced a lebedike camp Shachris in the Shul the women milled around on the front lawn.

After Shachris the entire camp greeted the group with a smashing “Haveinu Sholom Aleichem”.

Before going on their way the group was treated to a delicious breakfast in the guest dining room during which they were addressed by Executive Camp Director Rabbi Avrohom Y. Shemtov.

PS. One of the visitors later remarked to an organizer that he was very impressed with the camp and he would like to send his son to CGINY next year IYH.

Hiskashrus war continues in The Rebbes Camp

Monday morning: All campers woke up bright and early for another exiting
day of Hiskashrus war in Gan Yisroel. The dining room and guest dining
room were filled up with campers, eager to complete their quotas for
Mishnayos Baal Peh. The Shul and dining room were beautifully decorated
by the hard working staff, which stayed up, preparing for yet another
smashing day of color war.

Following breakfast both teams, Chosid and Shliach, presented their
Halacha skits. Campers fell off their chairs laughing, as each team
portrayed different situations in Halacha, through humorous skits.

After learning classes each team gathered for team time. During team
time everyone learned their theme songs which were written the night
before. After lunch each team presented their songs before the judges
and the other team. As we go to press, Hiskashrus war continues to be a
smashing success.