After a long packed schedule Thursday at camp sports, Friday was a bit calmer so we could recharge our bodies from the long week. In learning groups, we continued the Mishnayos project with our Chaburahs, followed by one league game. Before Shabbos, some of us went with Rabbi Fried to get our weekly dose of hockey in, while some of us went to Walmart or 7 Mile Market for some last minute shopping for the coming week. On Friday night, we were privileged to welcome back some of our alumni, including Rabbi Peretsky and Ilan Siegelman. The two of them sat alongside Rabbi Kimche, leading a wonderful Oneg with powerful stories, great Zemiros, and delicious sesame chicken. We also heard a great Dvar Torah from Ilan Sasson at the Shabbos table.
On Shabbos day, we weren’t short any Ruach. The meal was lively, and Efraim Marizan said over some great words of Torah, followed by learning in the Bais Medrash or relaxing in the dorms playing board games, or catching a Shabbos nap. Later in the afternoon, we were able to counter the hot weather outside with some Rita’s ices, followed by Rabbi Fried’s Parsha Highlights and Super Seder. After Shalosh Seudos, David Sellis inspired us with some Divrei Torah, and then the NCSYers got to hear from 0ur assistant director, Rabbi Cooper, as he ebbed Shabbos away. Once we concluded Havdalah, we went bowling for our final Motzei Shabbos bowl of the summer (since Tisha B’av is next Motzei Shabbos), followed by a pizza Melave Malka. Stay tuned for more updates of our exciting upcoming week of camp!