T.D. Betzalel Camissar led a spirited Kabolas Shabbos @ the Umud. Kabolas Shabbos was smashing, rocking and lebedik, truly befitting the first Shabbos in the Rebbe’s Camp.
The younger bunks left to the dining room a few minutes earlier for Seudas Shabbos. Seudas Shabbos was delicious.
The world renowned Gan Izzy Friday night spirit began with the singing of camp songs in middle of the meal. The over 400 campers, masmidim & staff in the dining room sang the song with much chayus & emotion including jumping unto their benches @ many times during the singing. Following the meal a few dozen campers stayed on to Farbreng, with H.C. Moshe Steiner.
Shabbos morning there was Mikva in the indoor pool followed by snacks – cake, fruit & cereal. P.D. Shmuel Chaim Plotke davened Shachris & Mussaf @ the Umud.
Before Kriah, H.C. Asher Deren auctioned off the Aliyos for campers & bunks who would learn Mishnayos Baal Peh. Among those who had Aliyos purchased for them were Executive Camp Director Rabbi A.Y. Shemtov, Camp Director Rabbi Yossie Futerfas & CEO of Shmais.com Levi Hodakov who will IYH be celebrating his birthday this coming Friday.
Camper Aryeh Leib Hurwitz “the Bar Mitzvah Bochur” lained very beautifully. He was also honored with Maftir. After his Aliya the entire camp sang “Siman Tov U’Mazel Tov”.
After a very lebedik lunch there was rest period & canteen, followed by general learning classes.
Yeshivas Kayitz had a farbrengen in their dining room with Rosh Yeshiva Rabbi Moshe Wolberg. That Farbrengen went on all afternoon.
After learning classes there was M.B.P. Approximately 90% of the camp participated in M.B.P. and the hundreds of dollars worth of Nosh, with the exception of a few pieces of watermelon were all sold out by the time M.B.P. was over.
After M.B.P. there was seder Niggunim next to the flagpole followed by Mincha, Shalosh Seudos & of course Shmaryonky.
This weeks’ Shmaryonky was put on by V.D.’s Mordy Andrusier & HaChoson Yochanon Klein & Division Head Moshe Markel.
A smashing Maariv was the conclusion to a wonderful Shabbos, the 1st Shabbos of the 47th year here in The Rebbe’s Camp.