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Honoring the Joshua Tree 0

Honoring the Joshua Tree

Posted on Jan 18, 2019 in Camps & NFTY, From the Blog, Lifecycle

At the end of this weekend at sundown on Sunday, we will celebrate Tu B’shevat, “Rosh HaShanah La’Ilanot” (Hebrew: ראש השנה לאילנות) The New Year of the Trees. This Tu B’shevat, we honor a very special tree. The Joshua tree has stood in the middle of the Camp since way before that land was even a part of the Camp. When we bought that property from the Smith family, the Joshua Tree was already growing strong on the land. Generations of Greene Family Campers, staff, and guests have enjoyed its shade. Every opening and closing day, the Avodah unit has made its luggage HQ under its branches. And now, its days are numbered. The Joshua Tree has reached the end of its life and must be removed. We do so with the utmost respect and thanks for all the wonderful hours spent under its limbs. But we are not going to let the Joshua Tree go softly into that good night. We have already identified another Cedar to plant in the location that will be vacated by the Joshua Tree. This tree will be planted by our arborist and all of us will be able to take turns nurturing it this season. This tree is only the latest tree...

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Introducing Sydney Benator, Our New Kitchen Manager 0

Introducing Sydney Benator, Our New Kitchen Manager

Posted on Sep 28, 2018 in Camps & NFTY, College Life, From the Blog, Lifecycle, Youth & Family

Five years ago, I decided to leave my family, my dogs, and my Jewish community behind to attend the University of Texas at Austin to study Nutrition and Dietetics and fulfill my goal of becoming a Dietitian. I was determined to have a fresh start and create a new identity for myself along with gaining as much experience as possible to get to my dream job.

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