Levi Wolowik OBM, whose life was abruptly ended this year, spent two summers of his life as a camper in Gan Israel Detroit.
He is fondly remembered by the staff and his fellow campers as being a boy with outstanding character traits, both in devotion to Torah and Mitzvot and his love to others. His presence would bring a smile to everyone’s face, young or old, and without it a significant part of camp is missing.
In his memory, Gan Israel Detroit has undertaken a mission unparalleled of its kind in the past. The entire camp, from the campers in the youngest bunks all the way through the head staff, has divided the entire Shisha Sidrei Mishna to be learned ba’al peh (by heart) over the course of the last nine days of camp.
Everyone has taken upon themselves to learn their portion in order to complete this astonishing task. Whether it’s half a perek or a complete mesechta, through uniting our strengths not one word will be left unlearned.
As in the regular Mishnayos Ba’al Peh program in camp, the Mishnayos Ba’al Peh director Avner Anton, together with the help of the head staff, have put together a reward system for this campaign, but unique to this part of the program is the tremendous aliyas haneshamah it will cause to Levi’s beautiful neshamah.
His friends and former bunkmates have shown their understanding of this amazing elevation by pushing themselves beyond their limits, taking upon themselves to memorize immense amounts of mishnayos. It is the sincere wish of the entire camp that this mivtza will be successful and be accepted by Hashem in the most favorable way.