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AUGUST 8, 2019 | The Jewish Home

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Maker Face at Ruach Day Camp


n eggcelent time was had at Ruach Day Camp last week with the first annual egg drop challenge which occurred on Friday, August 1. The campers in the sports alternative program offered at Ruach Day Camp, Maker Space, created a fun challenge this week where campers were challenged to create a device which would protect an egg from a three-story plunge. Eggs came flying off the roof to the cheers and screams of the campers below. Proud campers showed off their creations and celebrated their intact eggs. Not all were successful in protecting their eggs ,and lots of splats and shells were left as battle scars. Fun was had by all, and campers felt so proud of their accomplishments. “It was a great opportunity for campers who don’t love sports to shine, and boy, did they shine today!” saidTamar Ehrenfeld, head of Maker Space. “All the campers were excited and cheering for something other than sports. It was a great experience.”

A Gift of Love


hat a meaningful way to spend a Sunday during the Nine Days: our second annual Nine Days Chessed project. On Sunday, more than children and adults participated in packaging and letter writing for IDF Lone Soldiers. Rabbi Selengut, the rabbi of Ohab Zedek (Belle Harbor), introduced the

program, explaining that chessed and kindness is a beautiful thing to be focused on during the Nine Days. A Package From Home, an amazing organization, will be distributing these packages in Israel to our precious soldiers. Each box was packed with an undershirt, socks, lip balm, deodorant, shampoo, and a personal

note. The materials, the warmth and the letters will surely bring joy to the Lone Soldiers. Everyone then had an opportunity to make magnets that contained the Mi shaberach lchayalei Tzahal to take home with them. Everyone enjoyed participating in this chessed day and looks forward to next year’s event.

GiftofUnity is an organization that provides opportunity to unite Jews. The goal is to give a gift that will enable one Jew to feel recognized and love by another. “Giving creates Love and Love creates Unity.” If you would like to get involved or have suggestions, please email or call 516-524-8479.

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Five Towns Jewish Home - 8-8-19