The Secret Sunshine Club

By Hinda Leah Sharfstein | June 26, 2015

 You can call us the Sunshine Girls. It may have been the first time we met, but we weren’t strangers. Yellow members of the SSC (Secret Sunshine Club), we spotted our club members (fellow yellow-wearers) an airport terminal away.  This Sunshine Club is anything but exclusive. We arrived and quickly befriended all the other colors …

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Saying Hello

By Hinda Leah Sharfstein | June 25, 2015

So many trees. So much blue sky. And the twisting, winding roads that are always merging the two. Minnesota is warm now, but not too warm. The people here are filling in with a cozy friendliness that sticks to skin far longer (and far more pleasantly) than sweat does. Lubavitch House is empty–the hungry kind of …

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Not a goodbye, Just a see you later

By Emanuella Reznik | July 17, 2014

Monday evening’s Un-Camp Banquet was full of inspiration, unity, and really good food. We were privileged to hear some of our friends share their thoughts on the incredible experiences of the last three weeks. Sarah K. shared some insights into this week’s Torah portion (pictured below). We learn from Parshas Matos that there are times when we …

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Warning: Intense Creativity Up Ahead

By Emanuella Reznik | July 14, 2014

Our last Un-Camp Shabbos has come and gone, and we can’t believe we’re so close to parting ways. As the Havdallah candle burned, signifying the end of our day of rest, we wondered where the time had gone. As the age-old saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun. And we never understood that as …

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Campers, corn fields, and cuddling…oh my!

By Emanuella Reznik | July 10, 2014

Here at Un-Camp, we somehow managed to gather the 30 cutest human beings on the planet together for a three week adventure. It’s a pretty fantastic feat. So let’s meet one of these lovely ladies: Say hello to Shirly G., who hailed all the way from Atlanta, GA! What made you come to Un-Camp this …

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And the Un-Camp Diaries Continue

By Emanuella Reznik | July 8, 2014

And…we’re back! After a brief hiatus from the blog-iverse, the promised “What has that rabbi been telling my kid?” post has at long last arrived. But first, a quick note is necessary: It’s not exactly possible to capture Un-Camp classes in words. Or photos. Or paintings, or sculptures, or slam poetry. How exactly can you …

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Catch us – if you can

By Emanuella Reznik | July 3, 2014

Things at Un-Camp have been happening at rapid fire this week. Trip upon trip, activity upon activity– it’s hard to keep up. So, to keep you in the know, here are some highlights from the last few days. Sunday Our first Iowa trip landed us at a rollerblading rink in the middle of a corn …

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Not much rest, but a whole LOT of fun…

By Emanuella Reznik | June 30, 2014

Shabbos was a whirlwind of activity here at Tahigwa. We wish we could show you the flower arrangements we made for the table and the beautiful clothes we wore to honor the Shabbat queen, along with everything else. But alas, we can’t. But we can show you CHALLAH PICS! Mixing, braiding, and baking was a …

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Ready or not, Iowa, here we come!

By Emanuella Reznik | June 27, 2014

What a jam-packed few days! It seems like so much has happened in such a short span of time, and like all the best moments in life, you just had to be there to understand. But it’s already unfortunate enough that you weren’t, so we won’t keep you completely in the dark. As any first-period …

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No. It’s not the World Cup

By Emanuella Reznik | June 26, 2014

Slovakia. Germany. USA. Australia. Israel. No, we’re not at the World Cup. 4,973 miles away from Brazil, something more amazing than a group of men kicking a ball around has just begun– in good ol’ St. Paul, Minnesota. Yes, ladies and gentle-readers, the first day of Un-Camp has arrived (and the crowd goes wild!), bringing …

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