CAMP ANI-PO DAY 3 … JUST FLEW IN FROM ISRAEL AND BOY ARE MY ARMS TIRED!

It’s day three at Ani-Po and I can say I’ve never had such an easy trip to Israel and back. Security was a breeze and hardly needed luggage.

Today we brought Israel home with some special guest friends!

First Jazzie Morgan took us on a tour of the Shuk (Market) in Jerusalem. We saw all the amazing and different types of foods as well as met some of her friends that hang out and work in the market. Aiden then helped order a coffee (In Hebrew) from his computer all the way to Israel! Jazzie taught us about the Israeli Shekel and some useful Hebrew phrases:
yallah = let’s go
chabibi = friend
rak shniah= give me a second
shuk=market

From there we made our way to the Kotel (Wailing Wall or Western Wall) We learned about its history and importance to the Jewish people. If you want to visit the Kotel at any time go to https://english.thekotel.org/kotel/kotel_cameras/ for a live stream from the wall.

Finally, we were met by another friend Lotem Eilon who has worked for a number of years with NFTY and Camp Coleman teaching youth and adults about Israel. Lotem put our Israel knowledge to the test with Kahoot trivia and teaching us facts about Israel from its tallest mountain to its capital!

We packed in a whole lot of Israel in our small camp day! We can’t wait for tomorrow!

CAMP ANI-PO DAY TWO … AND THE FUN CONTINUES!

It’s another fabulous day at Ani-Po! Nobody has had to visit the health center and everyone thinks our camp food is the best!

Today we literally LOL’d (Laughed Out Loud) with Deborah Sherman teaching us some Improv Games! Our CIT’s are learning leadership skills and starting to take on teaching roles. Today Lilly lead her first Brain Break (Our mid-day activity) Finally Rabbi Morrison brought us back “Old-School” teaching a game she played at camp M.A.S.H!

Tomorrow is our first Specialty Day YOM YISRAEL (ISRAEL DAY)!!! ‘cause if we can’t go to ISRAEL we’re bringing ISRAEL to you!! Be sure to show your support tomorrow and wear blue and white or an Israeli t-shirt