Shortly before 11:00am (10:00am camp time) on Tuesday morning the loud noise of a helicopter’s rotors were heard over the sprawling grounds of Camp Gan Yisroel, NY. The noise and sight of the large helicopter hovering over camp, startled campers and staff alike and even roused some from their slumber.
Within moments it was apparent that the helicopter was going to land on the hill and a crowd rushed up to catch the scene.
Moments after landing on the baseball field, the surprise was over as CGI’s Executive Director Rabbi Avrohom Shemtov and Director Rabbi Yossie Futerfas emerged from the helicopter.
The helicopter, owned by billionaire and Baal Tzedaka extraordinaire Ronald O. “Ari” Perelman, was making a “practice run” for an expected visit later this week by none other than Perelman himself.
When Perelman visited last summer, his first visit ever to the camp, he told the campers that “now that I know the way” to camp “I will see you more often.”
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