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There is a very popular day camp on 19th avenue and 50th street in Boro Park called Noam Day Camp. Really organized and they have great trips. My children have been going there for the past few summers. If i recall correctly, they go on trips twice a week. Most day camps take their campers swimming 4 days a week and 2 trips each half. They go swimming twice a week, and 8 trips each half. My sons classmates attend there as well and are all happy. In fact, our sons menahel told me that if I want my children to maintain what they learned during the school year then I should send them to Noam. Extremely happy there.
Its called being paranoid. I know a woman who still refuses to fly because she is afraid. She wont even visit her married children and grandchildren who live out of the country!!!
I read that there is a tehillim Kollel opening in Brooklyn. I have no clue what that means. Do they sit and say tehillim a whole day while collecting a kollel check?? I guess that is an easy way of getting paid!!
Never heard of this before!!!April 17, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am in reply to: Action for Pollard: 100s to call White House Tomorrow (Monday) #867758
Is there a way to figure out how many people actually called??
Shirt Plus has very good shirts. Also, wait for a sale in Joseph A. Banks.
I also heard once from Rabbi Belsky that it is forbidden to listen to music, even not live music, during sefirah.
I have no idea how parents can afford the high tuitions that exist in the five towns or in schools such as Rambam, Yeshiva of Flatbush, etc… Thankfully, my parents and in laws helped us with the purchase of our home.
I too am really sad. Enjoy spending Pesach with family and the extra time I have to give my children. It is really a special Yom Tov.
Actually, I do enjoy “chilling.” However, I believe that yeshivos should work out their bein hazmanim that their talmidim could attend camps as counselors. For example, 2 years ago, had yeshiva ended on shiva assur b’tamuz, there would have been an opportunity for me to be a counselor for the first half of the summer and then have less than 2 weeks until yeshiva starts again. Instead, I had about 5 weeks off which precluded me from attending camp at all.
Camps need Bnei Torah to be couselors. Todays children need someone to whom they can relate, and one that can have a positive influence on their lives. The best counselors are the ones that are Bnei Torah, that all the campers can say “Look at my counselor, he is so geshmak and also is a Ben Torah. I want to be like him.” I really believe this. All other programs are nice, but in todays generation, it is imperative for the Bnei Torah to be counselors. This in effect would provide a clean and kosher structured environment for them as well, and a place where they too can grow in learning how to deal with children.
Why should they be different than Novominsk, or Philly, or other Yeshivos that only take the better kids?? Why don’t those yeshivos get flack?? Just because until now Chofetz Chaim had a gimmel shiur?? I don’t get why everyone is going crazy about this. Boruch Hashem, there are 3 new mesivtas opening in Flatbush for the below average scholastic child who wants to grow in his Yiddishkeit.
I could not agree more with the original poster. Bochurim who have been elavated during a zman in yeshiva, have such a ‘Prikas ul’ during their one month vacation. Davening at a respectable time?? Forget about it. Learning?? What is that??
If you think I am making this up, think again. It happened to me 2 summers ago. I really wanted to attend camp, as I had done for a number of summers and really wanted to be a counselor. However, the Elul zman that year was starting on August 10th and it was impossible for me to get a job. I was so devastated. I always looked forward to camp during the year, and it really brought out the best in me. I had an opportunity to spend a summer without seeing any chilul shabbos. It was an environment of Kedusha in the highest form. However, I could not get a job and leave two weeks left to the second half. That summer, my friends and I floated. We davened at all hours, sometimes even beyichidus. We went up to Toronto for a few days. Then we spent a few days in bungalows of our friends, barbecuing each night. As I look back, I am disgusted at myself.
BUT THIS HAPPENS TO ALL BOCHURIM THAT ARE NOT IN A CAMP ENVIRONMENT. Even with SEED, there are bochurim floating all over with rented cars, running around as if they are experiencing GAN EDEN. They come back saying that it was great, and that they had a great time. All I hear is about the mansion they stayed in, and the convertible that they drove. And of course no mention of the learning with the baal habatim or the lives they claim were touched by their presence.
What about becoming counselors?? I think that this is the best solution to avoid the pritzus, while at the same time giving of yourself to todays youth who really need us.
Torah Vodaath is a great Yeshiva. Period. I have chidren in the elementary department and my wife and I are extremely happy. Hopefully, this will carry into the High School as well. The english dept has a reputation of excellence and i heard that they are working to make the limudei kodesh better.
You can speak to the director who can be reached at 718-677-0767. Our children are registered already, and they received a memories video of 2010 right before Pesach, keeping them occupied during their vacation. You can ask for a free copy and I am sure they will send you one as well.
Our boys, as well as other yeshivish children on our block, go to Noam Day Camp. It is a real great place with a strong emphasis on the learning program, run by a top notch, well respected mechanech. They have trips twice a week, as well as swimming and sports the other two days. The day camp has been in existance for 37 years and is very popular amongst the heimishe oilam who want their children to be in a great environment during the summer with a fantastic program. We are very proud to send our sons there and join the many other proud parents in our childrens classes.
In all honesty, as an alumnus of Camp Agudah, yes, Rabbi Lichtman did put in a lot of hard work both in camp and behind the scenes. However, the tremendous Ruach and geshmak that exists in Ruach Country is due to its Head Counselor, Rabbi Kaufman, who is the lev vnefesh of the entire program. The big blow to Camp Agudah will be when Rabbi K decides to retire. May he be gezunt and continue to inspire the hundreds of campers of Ruach Country for many more years.
I learned from Rabbi Kaufman the proper way to be mechanech children, principles which I boruch hashem have inculcated into the chinuch of my own children. Although they are still too young, they cannot wait to one day be a part of a camp that their father always talks about. Yasher Koach Rabbi Kaufman.
I currently have a nephew in Camp Agudah, and that has provided a way for me to receive the memories dvd of each year. It really gives me goosebumps as I see Rabbi Kaufman welcoming everyone the first day with the annual Bruchim Habahim speech or announcing the scores of color war with his classic ‘And the winner was…’ with the same energy as when I was a camper. There are just so many good memories and feelings towards this Machaneh Kadosh, that I firmly believe that this is where a child should be spending his summer. It is an opportunity, if i may dare say, where a child can gain more in these two months than the entire school year; a place where young talmidim not just learn Torah, but LIVE and SEE Torah 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
Wow! Way to go Rabbi Lichtman! I had no clue, as I don’t get the yaated, but this is wonderful news!! He has learned for so many years from the best Head Counselor, Rabbi Simcha Kaufman, how to run a camp but he will never be able to duplicate that special ‘Ruach’ that exists in Camp Agudah Ruach Country. I guess this camp will have lots of gaga ball and four-way dodgeball for night activity. I am sure that his classic “Hinei” havdalah will be sorely missed as well as his announcement to come pick up Shoprite bagths from the head counselors office. His running of Neigborhood Day, what he called ‘One long night activity,’ was legendary, as well as his memory of exactly what the skits were in 1973. Good luck, and remember one thing: Camp Agudah is the best camp in the world!
You can call the camp office at 212-797-8172 to get an application and probably a copy of this years memories video. I personally received a small discount. As our son got older and bungalow colony life got quite boring, we had to send him to camp. Camp Agudah kept him busy from the moment I dropped him off in camp until he came back to the bungalow the last day. The price is more than worth it!!
My son went to this reunion last night and came home very excited for Summer 2011. We all sat down together today to watch the memories 2010 video. After watching the video, there is no wonder why Camp Agudah is a known as a great camp and is really the best environment for a child to be in during the summer. You do not realize how much a child can gain from being in a machane kadosh. The staff, led by its Head Counselor and experienced mechanech Rabbi Kaufman, are all bnei Torah. Our son is counting down the days until the summer!!!
My son went there, and they are very strict at night- when lights are out, you have to be in your bed or else you get in trouble.
This thread was started someone saying that he is thinking about sending his son and wants more info about the camp. Two weeks ago, THE VERY SAME INDIVIDUAL started another topic in the coffee room by asking about Rayim because HE wants to WORK there and wants to know if it’s a good camp.