On Saturday the MBIers had a day full of meaningful conversation and relaxation "chill time" They enjoyed a slight sleep in before delving into some important issues. The day included a peula about why MBI is in Israel and the importance of Israel to our movement and their own identities. An important topic to discuss and keep in mind throughout the summer as they travel around.
Along with this peulah they enjoyed 2 sets of chugim (interest groups) These are discussions and activities that are run everyday at machaneh and on Saturday sometimes take on a more serious tone. The first session of chugim was run by the madrichim and the second set was run by some of the chanichim. This was an incredible opportunity for peer leadership and a way for the MBIers to share their interest with one another.
After dinner they took part in another amazing camp tradition, Medura and Musicale. This is a time when anyone who wants to sign a song, play an instrument, read a poem, etc. can do so. Over the years musicale has been a space where kids can express themselves artistically.
From the sounds of it MBI has a lovely restful Shabbat in preparation for their 2nd week.
Till next time,
Machaneh - camp
Mishpachot - families
Kabbalat Shabbat - service bringing in the shabbat
Shabbat Shira - singing songs for shabbat
Chadar Ochel - dining hall
Rikudei Am - Israeli/Jewish folk dances
Chanichim - campers/participants
Medura- campfire talent show
Musicale - open-mike performance