This week, the Jewish Released Time program under the auspices of the NCFJE arranged a mid winter camp for public school children during their winter vacation. 40 children attended the camp. The camp was hosted by United Lubavitch Yeshiva Ocean Parkway and Ohel Moshe Chevrah Tehillim, Lubavitch.
The children were taken daily on afternoon trips, which was preceded by a morning program filled with activities to promote Jewish knowledge and pride. The children were treated to nourishing hot breakfasts and lunches, learning and arts and crafts activities such as sand art and baking Challa. Trips to bowling, the zoo and ‘Kids in Action’ were a definite hit.
The halls of the Yeshiva echoed with the famous “I’m a Jew and I’m proud”, and “Torah Tziva Lanu Moshe”. There were Torah contests and quizzes as well. All in all the children were inspired and educated in our Jewish Heritage with utmost talent.
A special thanks to the dedicated staff to Rabbi Dechter and to Rabbi Kornblatt for helping make the camp the success it was.