“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
– Winston Churchill
We’re thrilled to announce this summer’s educational theme: “Live to Give.” All too often, we are wired to look inward. This summer, through our formal learning, experiential events, and daily camp routine, we will delve into what it means to put “we before me.” Camp Morasha is a 24-hour, seven day a week community in which campers, counselors, and staff live, eat, play, pray, and learn together. It is this laboratory for life in which our campers will not only learn but practice this value of becoming an active ‘giver.’
In our formal shiurim, campers will focus on five mitzvot that relate to giving: Tzedaka, Hashavat Aveida, Bikur Cholim, Hachnasat Orchim, and Tfilla. Campers will explore the source of these mitzvot, the centrality of kavod ha’briyot, and the struggle of ‘chayecha kodmin heim’ — when it is indeed appropriate to put oneself before others.
“If I’m not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I?” These words by Hillel are the keystone of personal and communal giving. This summer, our campers will learn and live what it means to be dependable and conscientious members of a family, a group, a community, a people, and a nation. To inculcate the value of good citizenship — as Jews, Americans, and supporters of Israel.
Here’s to (less than) 60 days!
The Camp Morasha Team