They’re Here, They’re Here, They’re HERE!!

June 14, 2017 | Rachel Saslove

The sun has been shining, the air warm, and the trees have been green for a few weeks, but as of last night it truly began to feel like summer.  You may wonder what was so special about last night that helped me transition from the before camp mentality to the in-camp mentality, and the answer is simple:  Our 2017 Summer Shlichim (well, shlichot) have arrived!!  Shlichim is the Hebrew word for Emissaries, and the Jewish Agency for Israel has a special program for young Israeli men and women to work in Jewish Summer Camps across North America.  Summer shlichim are usually in the middle of or having just finished their army service, and a summer working at camp just adds to their life experience. (more…)