Shabbat Shalom from the Amelimot!

Updated: Jul 13

Shabbat Shalom Gilboa community! Shabbat is a relaxing time of the week that is a favorite for many of our chanichimot (campers). This week, we have a guest blog from the Amelimot and a little interview section from the wonderful Michelle, who is our Rosh Kef (head of fun) this summer.


Preparing for Shabbat


To prepare for the first shabbat of the session, Amelimot (5th grade) helped write the blog post, Sayarimot (6th grade) braided and decorated the challah, Chotrimot (7th grade) wrote the Oneg (the skit put on before rikkud (dancing)), Shomrimot (8th grade) learned songs, Bonimot (9th grade) arranged the tables, and Bogrimot (10th grade) learned prayers.


Friday Evening


After chanichimot (campers) clean their tzrifim (cabins) and get dressed up for dinner, everyone walks to the dam for songs and a story from Rosh Natasha before dinner.


Liam Bachrad (Amelimot) says:

favorite stuff on shabbat:

I love how they start by singing songs and Gilboa chants.

Then they start doing prayers like hamotzi then Kiddush then we start digging into the incredible chicken wings and fruit punch. then also Havdalah you stargaze then get ice cream sandwiches or a good desert.

And that’s why I love shabbat and Havdalah.


Here are some images and write-ups from Amelimot themselves:











And here are some more photos from this week!














Shabbat Shalom everyone!