Our JCamp180 Experience by David Benezra

In late October, three members of the SAC Board and our year round Office Manager/Marketing Director all make the 3 day trip to Springfield Massachusetts to join over 400 other leaders in Jewish Camping from around the country.  The conference is called JCamp180, it is organized by the Grinspoon Foundation, and it focused on Strategic […]

November 22, 2017 · by  · in SAC Blog · Tags:

SAC Day 14

Queridos Madres y Padres, Yesterday was Mashiach Day (Massiah day)! During Shiur we explored what it would be like during the times of Mashiach. Campers asked amazing questions; Who will come back to life? How different will the world look? Will we give korbanot, animal sacrifices? Is it okay to be scared of change? At […]

August 9, 2017 · by  · in SAC Blog · Tags:

SAC Day 13

Queridos Madres y Padres, Today’s blog was brought to you by Margot and Josh Botwinick, our Directors of Jewish Education. Boker tov to all! Yesterday was Israel Day here at SAC! The day focused on fulfilling an important part of our mission at SAC: feeling a deep sense of love and commitment to the State of […]

August 8, 2017 · by  · in SAC Blog · Tags:

SAC Day 12

Queridos Madres y Padres, After a warm weekend in the mid to high 80’s, today’s weather was amazing and refreshing. It was just slightly overcast and, in my opinion, the perfect 70° weather. After the typical wakeup, Shacharit, then breakfast, the CITs took off for a nature hike and their overnight! For Sessions, Rabbi Hassan […]

August 7, 2017 · by  · in SAC Blog · Tags:

SAC 2017 Shabbat #2

Queridos Madres y Padres! Today’s blog comes from Margot Botwinick, our Director of Jewish Experience. Here’s what she had to say! We just came off of our second and final shabbat at SAC! We were joined by special guests Rabbi and Mrs. Hassan and their family, from the SBH community. We were also privileged to […]

August 6, 2017 · by  · in SAC Blog · Tags:

SAC Day 9: Color War Day 2

Queridos Madres y Padres, Today’s blog post is coming to you from Head Boys Counselor, Raphael Alcabes. Here’s what he had to say about it: Color war a hoot! The CIT’s started off their day bright and early, waking up the campers to get to Shachrit on time. They rose to the occasions in their […]

August 4, 2017 · by  · in SAC Blog · Tags:

SAC Day 8: Color War!

Queridos Madres y Padres, Yesterday started off with delicious pancakes made by our amazing kitchen crew, Danny, Yael, Eden, Miriam and Ayelet, and listening to a Disney music playlist. Then the campers went on to their regular activities, like Archery, Ziplining, Art, Sports, and more. What the kids didn’t know was that all of the […]

August 3, 2017 · by  · in SAC Blog · Tags:

SAC Day 7

Queridos Madres y Padres, We had an incredible Tisha B’av, where CITs shared personal family stories from the Holocaust, of brave and loss. At the end of the day, campers headed to the beach for singing on the Pacific Ocean and then enjoyed a delicious break-fast. We will circle back to pre-Tisha B’av, where we […]

August 2, 2017 · by  · in SAC Blog · Tags:

Tisha B’Av 2017

Queridos Madres y Padres, In respect of Tisha B’Av today I will be sharing today’s events, and we will be posting yesterday’s blog and pictures tomorrow. Last night, after hydrating all day and eating a hearty meal, followed by eggs and lentils, the entire camp met for Arvit, followed by the Sephardic Tisha B’Av service, which […]

August 1, 2017 · by  · in SAC Blog · Tags:

SAC Day 6

Queridos Madres y Padres, After coming off of Shabbat, the campers started Sunday with sessions, where the leaders went over the Rambam’s concepts of love and fear of G-d and how we interpret this from a Sephardic perspective. To bring these concepts to life, the teachers brought various props and action-oriented games and stories along […]

July 31, 2017 · by  · in SAC Blog · Tags:

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