By Mitch Polansky, Machon (First Year Counselor) According to Jewish tradition there are four different levels at which Torah can be studied. Peshat, the first level of understanding, means the surface or literal interpretation. Remez, the second level of understanding, means the hidden allegorical or symbolic meaning of the text. Derash, the third level of understanding means the moral teaching or rabbinic understanding of the text. The final and most elusive level, the Sod, represents the “secret” or mystical hidden essence of the text. These four levels together form the acronym PaRDeS, which means orchard, and from which we get the […]
on July 27, 2015
With less than one week left until pick-up (unfortunately), we’ve come up with a list of questions that you can ask your child/children on the way home from camp. Check out what questions we’d ask and share any that we may have forgotten!
on July 24, 2015
By Rabbi Matthew Kraus, Faculty One score and seventeen years ago, Rabbi Ron Klotz gathered together a group of second year anaf campers eager to return to GUCI the next summer as C.I.T.s (Counselors in Training, now called Machonikim) to tell us about the initiation of a new program called Avodah (Work). Instead of becoming counselors, if we wanted to return the next summer, we would have to pay $200.00 to study Judaism and provide the maintenance, kitchen, office and infirmary staff for GUCI. I was so desperate to be at camp that I signed up. This leads me to […]
on July 23, 2015
Our Avodahnikim plunge toilets, run the kitchen, are counselors in our day camp and assist in the office. Our camp would be nothing without them and the program wouldn’t be what it is today if our Avodahnikim didn’t learn or grow from the program. Noa and Corrine share their experience in the Avodah program.
on July 22, 2015
The last three days, 9349 Moore Road hasn’t been as loud or as filled with campers as the past couple weeks of the session, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t filled with ruach! Every unit on camp had the opportunity to go on a trip ranging from a day off camp to a 3 day camping trip. Unit trips are always the perfect time for campers to bond and get to know others. We’ve provided a recap of what our units did on their trips below and included some photos so you can catch a glimpse of the excitement!
- Yom Sport Kallah Bet 2011! July 21, 2011
- Opening Day Kallah Aleph June 12, 2012
- Songs of Shabbat July 15, 2013
- Understanding The Magic July 28, 2015
- 28 Questions To Ask On The Way Home July 27, 2015
- Rainy Day Activities July 26, 2015
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