Dear Friends and Supporters,
Every summer, children have life changing experiences at Camp Gilboa. Every summer, kids who never felt connected to Israel or to their Jewishness head home after three weeks of speaking Hebrew every day, singing Hebrew songs at every mealtime, and experiencing a joyful Judaism in a loving and positive community – and are committed Zionists for life.
If you went to a Habonim camp or know someone who did, you know just what we’re talking about. Fifteen years ago, after a decade of inactivity, some brave souls revived the movement in California because they wanted Gilboa to be around for their children. And now, we have achieved a strong and sustainable Gilboa community. We are filling our new campsite at Bluff Lake, and are experiencing an exciting burst of energy and growth that is deeply gratifying, but also requires a lot of effort to maintain and grow.
Right now, there are dozens of amazing, idealistic young adults who have grown up spending their summers at Gilboa. They are ready to pass on the magic to the next generation of creative, wonderful kids committed to social justice and Israel, who will then pass down these values and traditions to their chanichim.
And so it goes, from generation to generation - 'M'dor l’dor'.
We are reaching out to you, our friends, parents, supporters. We are looking to you to support Habonim Dror Camp Gilboa, to make sure that it will be around for many more years. You have seen for yourself the powerful sense of community that is Habonim Dror. Please donate to sustain Camp Giboa’s activities, to provide scholarships to camp and to help us build our capital campaign to purchase a permanent site for Camp Gilboa.
Liz Bar-El, President, Habonim Camp Kvutza
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