Goldman Union Camp Institute
June 29, 2013
Shoresh Worship Chug: Where do you find your second soul on Shabbat?
Mah Tovu pg 192
Today our theme is where do you find your second soul on Shabbat. On Shabbat, I find my 2nd soul right where we are…the Beit Tefilah. The reason I find my second soul here is that this is where all my thoughts about Judaism and life come together. The reason that this is the place that I feel all my thoughts about Judaism and life come together is because this is where I can pray about Judaism, life, and my family. I feel prayer on Shabbat is where people like me can gain their second soul. Shabbat Shalom! – Olivia M.
Please turn to page two hundred and twenty six and rise for the Barchu.
Barchu pg 226
Our theme is “Where do you find your second soul on Shabbat?” I find my second soul at song sessions. At first it’s crazy! I am jumping around, sweating and singing my heart out, then we get to the peaceful part, and our voices come together in a beautiful harmony. That’s when I find my second soul. – Sarah S.
Please join with on page two hundred and twenty eight
Yotzeir Or pg 228
Our theme today is where do you find your second soul. I find my second soul in the last 30 minutes of free time on Saturday because I am in the pool. When I am in the pool all my thoughts come together like how much fun I had until then. It is a time where I can always be myself. The reason my thoughts come together is the cool crystal water flows through my hair as I swim under water. I plan on doing this today. – Eva C.
Please turn to page two hundred and thirty two and rise for the Shema.
Sh’ma/V’ahavta pg 232
Where do I find my second soul on Shabbat? When I first heard this question I immediately knew that I wouldn’t be able to write a service part about it. But I knew I would have to. So I thought about it. I realized that with all of the singing, dancing, and praying we do get a second soul. I find my second soul right here in the Beit Tefilah. It is so holy and I feel so close to God. This is where I find my second soul. – Sara N.
Please join in the Mi Chamocha on page two hundred and forty
Mi Chamocha pg 240
I find my second soul when I’m on the soccer field or on the dance floor, because I can truly be me just like I can at GUCI. – Emily L.
Please turn to page two hundred and forty two and rise for the Amidah
Amidah pg 242
Second soul? Do I even have one? Depending on how you see yourself, you can or cannot. If negativity is in charge of your life you may not have one, but if positivity is in charge you can have a second soul. One question is, where do you find your second soul? On a treasure or scavenger hunt? In the box with the sweater your grandmother gave you? It’s where you put it. I put mine in Israeli dancing, Shabbat song session, and camp bonfires. Having Carrie teach us dancing, Brad sing songs, and Rabbi Mark tell stories, that’s all I need to enjoy myself with my friends and retrieve my second soul. – Lydia E.
Please join in Sim Shalom on page two hundred and fifty eight
Sim Shalom pg 258
What I think as the service theme suggests is that people have two souls. One that they express and one that they don’t. Finding your real soul is just as difficult as showing it. However on Shabbat during dinner and song session when we’re jumping and singing or when we’re eating wherever we want and meeting friends from other cabins or meeting completely new people that you can connect with and that is when you can find your second soul and express your real self. – Connor M.
Please pray silently
My second soul is during services, because I feel connected to G-d and I feel in a community. – Max L.
Please rise to take the Torah out of the ark on page three hundred and sixty four
Torah Service pg 364
Torah Blessings pg 368
Probably my second soul will be at services because not only are we saying beautiful prayers and blessings, we come together as a community. That is my second soul! – Steven S.
Please join in the Aleinu at the bottom of page five hundred and eighty six
Aleinu pg 586
Our service theme is finding your second soul on Shabbat. Some people may say “what is a soul?” A soul is something that makes you be you. I think that my second soul on Shabbat is song session. I get to be happy, energetic, and have fun. Those three things on song session make me be myself. I am glad that my second soul is on Shabbat song session. Nowhere else on Shabbat can top that. – Jace D.
Please join in the Kaddish Yatom on page five hundred and ninety eight
Kaddish Yatom pg 598
Shabbat is a time to be yourself. I find my second soul on Shabbat by having more time to rest. By having more time to rest on Shabbat it brings out the more relaxed side of me. How do you find your second soul on Shabbat? – Eli K.
I find my second soul on Shabbat when we’re at Shabbat song session. I find it there for 3 reasons. First, I find it there because I get to hang out with my friends, who I’ve seen for the past three years. Next, there is so much energy there so I can go totally crazy, and sing we’re at GUCI, nobody will care. Finally, I find my second soul at Friday night song session because I get to do what we, GUCI, all love to do and sing. – Micah D.
Yom Zeh L’Yisrael pg 634
Yom zeh l’Yisrael ‘orah v’simchah
This is Israel’s day of light and joy: Shabbat, a day of rest.
Adonai oz l’amo yitein. Adonai y’vareich et amo vashalom.
God will grant strength to God’s people. God will bless God’s people in peace.