For its 8th straight year since its inception, campers of Camp Gan Israel Florida Overnight presented the Rebbe with a beautiful gift; a total of 32,319 lines of Torah; Mishnayos, Tanya, Siddur and Yediyos Kloliyos were learned as part of the camp’s annual Mishnayos Be’Al Peh program – with results far surpassing the achievements of last year.
This number includes: 2 full Mesechtos, 73 Perakim Mishnayos, 292 Mishnas, 21 Perakim Tanya & 2,906 lines of Tanya.
Campers were also tested on Yediyos Klolios (general Torah knowledge) from its’ popular “MBP Handbook”, courtesy of Rabbi Sholom Heidingsfeld of Cheder Menachem – Los Angeles, CA. This allowed all campers, regardless of previous knowledge, background or memorization skills, to successfully participate in the program and train their skills at memorization.
Parents were continually updated of their child(ren)’s progress throughout the summer via the camp’s MBP website and personalized daily/weekly emails; the database & website are courtesy of Rabbi Dovid Zirkind of www.baalpeh.com.
Campers were evaluated at the beginning of the program and assigned a level they could succeed.
The result was that every camper, without exception, was successful tested on a respectable amount of Torah. Numerous campers were seen with a Mishnayos or Tanya in their hand throughout the day or night, utilizing their free time to learn.
As always, a beautiful Seforim catalogue was produced at the onset of the summer. Campers browsed through the 16 pages of seforim and their prices, motivating them to set a goal of the amount of MBP they planned to learn throughout the summer. On the final Sunday of camp, campers placed their orders for the seforim of their choice. Many campers were pleased to find out that they surpassed their personal goals!
On the final Friday of camp, campers and staff gather for its 8th Annual Mishnayos Be’Al Peh Award Ceremony. A video of the Rebbe was played, showing the Rebbe’s appreciation for such gifts from his Chassidim. This was followed by the announcement of the summer’s MBP accomplishments.
The top 3 campers with the highest accomplishments were honored: Eli Rudd of Bunk Yud, Yosef Y. Gansburg of Bunk Yud, and Menachem Croitoru of Bunk Samach.
Each camper was the called up to receive his seforim and certificate of achievement. Campstaff and administration joined in to pay tribute to the children’s efforts.
Campers scheduled to leave at the end of the first session were allowed to choose & order their seforim before they left. And in most cases (as pictured below), were able to leave with their seforim.
A simultaneous multimedia presentation was played as each camper was called up; displaying the campers’ picture, points, learning achievements and the seforim they were receiving.
The MBP Ceremony and all of the seforim purchased for this year’s program was once again generously sponsored by Anshei Lubavitch of Miami Florida, under the guidance of Rabbi Yitzchok Meir Teitelbaum and Rabbi Dovid Schapiro.
The campers, staff and administration of Camp Gan Israel Florida wish all campers continued success in their limudim. It is their hope that the campers’ accomplishments and achievements continue into the school year and give much nachas to the Rebbe and, as explained in the Rebbe’s Sichos, will bring the revelation of Moshiach Now.