Middah of the Week – Respect/Kavod

  • “If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you.”       Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • In our Shabbat morning service every week we read, “Who is honorable? The answer: those who respect others.” Discuss with a friend why you think someone who respects others is worthy of respect herself.
  • When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.      –Lao-Tzu
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Find out what it means to me – Aretha Franklin

Last week during Havdallah when we introduced the new Middah of the Week, we talked about different aspects of respect – respecting yourself, respecting others (bunkmates, counselors, etc) and respecting the environment. SO many campers were nominated to light candles with me. It was terrific!

Unit A campers were nominated for:

  • Always being respectful and a good listener
  • Respecting her friends’ needs and her counselors by always asking what more she can do
  • Being a model camper
  • Always up for following instructions and taking every word to heart
  • Jumping to do what she’s asked and inspiring others in the bunk to do so as well
  • Consistently being sweet and kind to those around her and spreading her spirit for camp
  • Always being respectful and generous to her bunkmates and counselors
  • Encouraging her bunkmates to be respectful too
  • Being respectful not only in the bunk but at activities, especially Dance Concert
  • Always helping to clean the table and bunk without having to be asked
  • Always so respectful to her counselors and bunkmates as well

Unit B campers were nominated for:

  • Cleaning up communal spaces
  • Always saying please and thank you
  • Never failing to listen to counselors
  • Bringing a positive attitude to every activity and inspiring her friends to do the same
  • Always helping counselors and helping bunkmates do their jobs and clean their areas
  • Checking in on friends to make sure they are happy
  • Respecting camp environment and other staff
  • Respecting counselors by following directions
  • Offering friends help and hanging out with everyone in the bunk
  • Being so kind to Health Center staff
  • Always caring about bunkmates and checking in on them
  • Speaking respectfully to friends and counselors
  • Being kind and helpful to friends and counselors
  • Always cleaning at the Dining Hall
  • Checking in on friends when they are quiet

Campers in Senior Camp were nominated for:

  • Showing respect to a friend and making her feel better when she is sad and when she needed a friend to be there
  • Always doing what is asked
  • Reminding bunkmates what they need to be doing
  • Always acting as a good sport

A CIT was nominated for getting along with everyone and being so inclusive to all of the CITs!

SO much respect all over the mountain!

Shabbat Shalom!



This Week’s Birthdays

Audrey – ST
Tamar – Counselor

Lily – Bunk 21
Emmy – Bunk 23
Yasmine – Bunk 27
Tory – Bunk 9

Samara – Bunk 7
Josie – Counselor

Sydney – ST


Today’s Menu

Breakfast Lunch Dinner (Shabbat Dinner)
Cheesy Eggs Ravioli Challah
Home Fries Veggies Soup
Melon Garlic Bread Chicken
Sauteed Veggies Salad Bar Roasted Potatoes
Green Beans


Today’s Weather
High: 90°F | Low: 61°F

Sunny, warm day at camp – perfect day for the pool!


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