Jewish day camp planned


MANCHESTER >> Community members have organized a one-week Jewish day camp in Manchester Center. It will take place the first week in August: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The age range for participants is 4-10. Depending on the weather, the kids will spend a couple of days at Israel Congregation of Manchester (ICM) for cooking projects and other indoor activities (and using ICM's outdoor space as well), and two or three days at Earth, Sky, Time Community Farm. It will be an Israel-themed week. Activities will include an archaeological dig, Israeli folk dancing, mini Macabiah games, Israeli cooking, Hebrew language and songs, group games, arts and crafts, learning about Jewish history through Israel, agriculture and the environment, and more.

The leader will be Rachel Raz, who is the head of childhood education at Hebrew College in Boston. Her assistant leader will be her college-age daughter Dahlia, who is a musician and visual artist, with extensive experience teaching children. Local teen helpers will include Emet Koffman and Evan Kozierok.

The projected cost is $200 for the first child in each family, and $180 for each additional child. Fees may be lower if more children sign up, allowing us to spread the costs among more families.

If interested, contact Nina Wugmeister at as soon as possible, and no later than May 27, so that costs and other details can be finalized.


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