Bochurim Mendy Goldman and Mendy Lebovic teamed up to compose and record a song, title ‘Survive,’ expressing the pain of not understanding G-d’s plan and their yearning for Moshiach, in memory of several family members and close friends who passed away at young ages.
After an amazing summer at Camp Gan Israel Montreal 5776, several staff and campers got together and recorded an “oldie but a goodie” camp song, turning it into a nostalgic music video.
For the 8th year in a row, a successful Yeshivas Kayitz was held in Beitar Illit, Israel, under the dedicated leadership of Rabbi Azriel Zelig Wolpo.
For the grand finale trip, Yeshivas Kayitz Kingston went to one of the first cities where the Frierdiker Rebbe sent Shluchim – Worcester, Massachusetts. They were hosted by Rabbi Mendel Fogelman, whose father, Rabbi Hershel Fogelman, OBM, came to Worcester over 70 years ago.
On Thursday, the campers and staff of Gan Yisroel-NY boarded luxuries coach busses and headed to an indoor water park – rented out by Gan Yisroel alone for the grand trip of the summer.
Campers in the Crown Heights days camps enjoyed a fun day at a water ride fair on Crown Street. Massive water slides, sprinklers and a moon-bounce had children screaming with delight.
25 Yeshiva students from across United States, Canada, England, Israel and Australia flew to Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine to run a summer camps for 140 Jewish children.
As Yeshiva Kayitz Kingston is about to complete its 5776 summer season, the 120 talmidim gathered for a group pictures, both sections together, Grade 8 along with the Mesivta division.
Gan Yisroel West, which opened its doors in the summer of 2008, directed by Rabbi Shlomo Menkes and his wife Aliza, is possibly the most unique and out-of-the-box camp experience out there. Campers get up-close and personal with nature on the beautiful ninety-two acre campus in the hills of central California.
The campers and staff of Gan Yisroel-NY had an inspiring and fun-filled sixth week of camp, the highlights of which were captured in this video.
On Monday night, after an amazing sunny day of sports, water activities, and lots of learning, the shul at Camp Gan Yisroel-Montreal was literally shaking from the enthusiasm and spirit! When the CGI family, singer Eli Marcus and musician Fitche Bensimon get together it is an event not to be missed.
Communists forbade them to study Torah and now their children are teaching Torah to a new generation.
The campers and staff of Gan Yisroel-NY gathered in the shul for the reading of Megials Eicha, mourning the destruction of the Beis Hamikdash. Joining them was the Chairman of Aguch Rabbi Avrohom Shemtov.
CTeen Xtreme, CTeen’s original extreme sports and travel camp, recently concluded its fourth annual trip, serving up another month of exciting adventures and specialized sports for over 100 teens from around the world.
In lieu of swimming due to the Nine Days, the campers of Gan Yisroel-NY were surprised yet again with another exciting activity: winemaking.
The campers and staff of Camp Gan Israel of Paris went on a trip to a resort in the French Alps, where they enjoyed the beautiful natural scenery, breathed in the fresh air, went on hikes and played sports and bowling.
Last Thursday, Gan Menachem Day Camp of Crown Heights went to visit the workshop of veteran Sofer Rabbi Y.Y. Altein to see how Mezuzos and Tefillin are made.
The “Tzitzis Man Challenge,” a riff off the popular “Dancing Man Challenge,” is sweeping across Gan Israel camps across North America, in which the boys proudly wear their Tzitzis while performing a unique dance and then challenge the boys of another camp to follow.
It’s been a busy summer for CTeen Headquarters, with three camps around the world running simultaneously; CTeen Xtreme, Heritage Quest, and new this year, a winter camp in Brazil for CTeen’s Latin American delegations. The camp, which was hosted in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and run by Rabbi Chai Kohan, director of Merkos Spanish division, served as part of CTeen’s initiative to bring the energy and Chayus of the world renowned organized to a larger, world wide audience.
Monday was a very exciting day in Gan Yisroel-NY: a special activity was arranged for the nine days – water bounce rides.
Cleaning up the bunkhouses, showering, white shirts, phone calls and letters home: Camp Gan Yisroel-NY was abuzz on Friday preparing for the day of rest.
Partnering with a local Jewish organization, Camp Gan Israel Yeka sees a bright future providing much needed reprive for children in war-torn Ukraine.