1.The Hunger Games By, Leah Berger, Hamamah Aleph
My favorite peulat erev (evening activity) we did all summer is Hunger Games. Hunger Games is a camp wide paint war and the goal is to get as much of your color onto the other teams as possible. It's supposed to be a competition, but it always ends up as friends just splashing each other with colors for fun. Unlike other years, I got to help lead hunger games as a privilege of Hamamah. Even though it wasn't the same experience I've had with Hunger Games in the past, it was the best one I've been a part of. Watching other campers run around laughing and yelling because of something Hamamah had helped run was so rewarding and amazing.
2. Yom Yarok By, Ilan Simanin, Hamamah Havurah
3. Bibi, Obama, and Oprah By, Ben Doshna, Kfir Aleph
I really enjoyed our peulah (activity) entitled “Bibi, Obama, and Opera.” In this fun and educational activity, we talked about activism. We started off by playing a game where we bought plates with play money. Each plate had a morally difficult scenario on the back, and if bought, it resembled using money to “interfere” with the scenario. We learned about the importance of taking action and not being a bystander when it comes to injustice. Then, we split off into groups and talked about issues. I was with Domestic Violence, which was led by Annabel. She explained about Domestic Violence in the U.S., especially with teens. Some statistics freaked out some kids, but overall it was very informative. This was one of the best peulot we had all session because it started with a fun game and ended with something very eye-opening.
6. Israeli Geography By, Robert Salita, Bonim Havurah
In this peulah (activity), we had a fun time while also learning. We went around to different stations that represented different cities. Our whole chug (unit) had fun participating in different activities that we usually don’t get to do. We also learned more about Israeli geography that we didn’t know before. It was one of the best activities because it combined education and fun in the perfect way.