Letter from Mindee: A Season of Changes

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    Like most of our campers, I spent the off-season counting down the days until I move to camp. I am lucky because I move in a little earlier than others, so for me, it is just 2 weeks until I will be back in 03033. Besides checking the calendar, this off-season I also had the joy of checking in on the progress of the construction that was happening at camp.

    I visited camp each week and I watched the development of Gordon House go from a hole in the ground to a home for our staff. Each week, I was inspired as I thought about how Aaron Gordon and his wife Blanche nurtured generations of Tevya campers during Aaron’s 25-year tenure as Director, and now Tevya alumnus Michael Leven is nurturing future generation by making Gordon House possible.

    As I take my weekly walk through camp, I go into the boy’s area and I see the building of our new boy’s bunk, knowing that our full enrollment made this a necessity, and that the support of our parents and alumni made it possible. I just can’t wait until this bunk is filled with our campers!

    Construction began on boys bunks 5 and 6

    Construction began on boys bunks 5 and 6

    In addition to the structural changes at camp, we also had changes in our volunteer leadership. After three years as Alumni Chairs, Ellen and Joel Silberman passed down this honor to Barnet Cohen and Linda Hill. It was under Ellen and Joel’s leadership that parent connection programs were developed leading to the creation of the Tevya Connection under Barnet and Linda. We are so thankful to Ellen and Joel for their support, their dedication and their vision.

    Linda Hill and family

    Linda Hill and family

    Barnet Cohen and family

    Barnet Cohen and family

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Aaron and Blanche Gordon, Michael Leven, and Ellen and Joel Silberman are inspirations to our community. They are the reason that each off-season we count down the days until we are back at 03033. To our campers: 35 more days!

    With Tevya Spirit,

    Mindee

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