Each of the items on the seder plate helps us by serving as a reminder of the different parts of the story of Passover. The bitter herbs remind us of the harshness the Israelites faced in slavery, the charoset reminds us of the mortar used to lay the bricks, in some traditions an orange is used to represent the fruitfulness of all Jews, and so on. Even though the Israelites are no longer in Egypt, we use these items to remind us what it was like and help us re-tell the story of what the Israelites went through in Egypt and the wilderness.
With 65 days left until Summer 2012 at Camp Coleman begins, we want to know what helps you tell your Coleman story to others. What reminds your family of camp? What would you put on your Camp Coleman seder plate to tell your story? Maybe it’s Apple Brown Betty, your model airplane, your Camp Coleman t-shirt, or even your pet turtle who looks a little like Snappy the turtle in Lake Shalom. For those families who are new to the Coleman family, think about what you’re most looking forward to this summer- is it ceramics? Living in a cabin? Maybe the Blob?
We want to hear from you! Let us know what you would put on your Camp Coleman seder plate by posting on our Facebook page. We’ve asked the question, all your family has to do is let us know what reminds you of Coleman!
Wishing you and your family a festive and memory-filled holiday.
The URJ Camp Coleman Year-Round Team