I came one week late so the depth of the first week can be compared to the kiddies rock pool in Bondi beach. From the moment I arrived everyone welcomed me and I felt at home even though I was in a country that was almost the geographical polar opposite of Australia.
I met so many new people and forged new friendship that I know will last a life time. The endless banter, inside jokes and outright ridiculousness that occurred made the trip that much more amazing.
Since being a madrich I have only had the opportunity to take the older years or mainly year 11/12, so this year having the year 7/8 group was very different. Seeing year 7/8 in discussion was something I hadn’t seen before, I couldn’t believe how involved they were, it was truly amazing.
Their overall response to camp was that they found it amazing and wanted to know if we had more camps running throughout the year. Most of them didn’t come from a religious household so seeing a full Shabbat with shule service and dinner was pretty different for them, and I think those were the chanichim that enjoyed it the most.
All of the chanichim loved their madrichim and were sad to leave after having such an amazing time
Our son started year 5 at Moriah this year. I was a bit concerned when they decided to only have alef and bet streams for Ivrit this year and no gimmel, as this would be a big challenge for him coming into such an immersive environment.
But I have been pleasantly surprised when helping him with his Hebrew homework at how well beautifully he reads which has been helping him keep up.
Credit goes to all the great work that you do at BJE. What a great contribution make to our children's lives!
Participants in the 2015 Emet Israel Programme – including students who live interstate – spent the weekend of 1-3 April at BJE’s annual Leadership Seminar, catching up with friends, honing their leadership skills for the future and benefitting from guest presenters.