Tzeva Adom: the Color Red. To some of us it might only mean the clothing we wear during Maccabiah, but to our family and friends in Israel, the Color Red represents rocket attack alerts throughout the country. In order to show their support for those affected by the daily sirens, at Eisner Camp, each camper and counselor wore red for one day and quite literally “stood” with Israel.
Amid a conflict of deep complexity, it’s necessary for us as Jews to assess what it means to be connected to am yisrael, or the people Israel. At Camp Harlam, each unit discussed this difficult topic and also sent letters with prayers and support to children and soldiers in Israel. Engaging in conversation is just as important as taking action, and it’s great to see URJ Camps doing both.
Barak is a current IDF soldier who is spending two and a half months of his service time to serve as a shaliach at Camp Coleman. While at camp, he was asked to be a keynote speaker at the Atlanta Stands with Israel rally, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Atlanta. It was so meaningful for him to share his story with the Atlanta community, and to receive support from all who attended.
Check out how 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy stands with Israel: