Chanukkah: What’s the Miracle?

Chanukkah: What’s the Miracle?

by Sam Pollak, Judaic Studies Director   This session we are studying miracles at GUCI, and we spent the first week learning how to recognize miracles in the world around us through Jewish blessings. In this next week, we are exploring various Jewish stories that tell of miraculous events, discovering how we can interpret them in multiple ways. At the beginning of our second all-camp shiur (lesson), the Wizard of Awes challenged GUCI to figure out what the miracle of Chanukkah really is. Moreover, since one of the commandments around Chanukkah is to publicize the miracle, the Wizard also requested […]

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Service for July 21, 2014

Service for July 21, 2014

Shalom! Almost every evening at camp, we have a different cabin lead T’fillot (services). Each camper writes a part and reads it before all of camp in between the prayers we say or sing as a community. This way, every camper gets the opportunity to share something of themselves with the wider camp, and to teach the community something about their values, Judaism, or their connection to our prayers. Our cabin services make each of our T’fillot that much more unique and meaningful. —Jacob Kraus, T’fillah Specialist   GUCI Evening Service July 21, 2014 Cabin 3: Perseverance Opening Song The […]

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Service for July 19, 2014

Service for July 19, 2014

Shalom! Almost every evening at camp, we have a different cabin lead T’fillot (services). Each camper writes a part and reads it before all of camp in between the prayers we say or sing as a community. This way, every camper gets the opportunity to share something of themselves with the wider camp, and to teach the community something about their values, Judaism, or their connection to our prayers. Our cabin services make each of our T’fillot that much more unique and meaningful. —Jacob Kraus, T’fillah Specialist Shabbat Morning Service July 19, 2014 Cabin 1: Magical Moments   Mah Tovu […]

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Service for July 15, 2014

Service for July 15, 2014

Shalom! Almost every evening at camp, we have a different cabin lead T’fillot (services). Each camper writes a part and reads it before all of camp in between the prayers we say or sing as a community. This way, every camper gets the opportunity to share something of themselves with the wider camp, and to teach the community something about their values, Judaism, or their connection to our prayers. Our cabin services make each of our T’fillot that much more unique and meaningful. —Jacob Kraus, T’fillah Specialist   GUCI Evening Service July 15, 2014 Cabin 14: Characteristics   Opening Song […]

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Service for July 13, 2014

Service for July 13, 2014

Shalom! Almost every evening at camp, we have a different cabin lead T’fillot (services). Each camper writes a part and reads it before all of camp in between the prayers we say or sing as a community. This way, every camper gets the opportunity to share something of themselves with the wider camp, and to teach the community something about their values, Judaism, or their connection to our prayers. Our cabin services make each of our T’fillot that much more unique and meaningful. —Jacob Kraus, T’fillah Specialist    GUCI Evening Service July 13, 2014 Cabin 17: Eye of the Beholder […]

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Shabbat Evening Service July 11, 2014

Shabbat Evening Service July 11, 2014

Shalom! Almost every evening at camp, we have a different cabin lead T’fillot (services). Each camper writes a part and reads it before all of camp in between the prayers we say or sing as a community. This way, every camper gets the opportunity to share something of themselves with the wider camp, and to teach the community something about their values, Judaism, or their connection to our prayers. Our cabin services make each of our T’fillot that much more unique and meaningful. —Jacob Kraus, T’fillah Specialist  Shabbat Evening Service July 11, 2014 Cabin Avodah: Unity Opening Song L’cha Dodi […]

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