After two years without a chassidishe summer camp for their children, due to covid-19, Ukraine Shluchim Rabbi Menachem Mendel and Sarah Wilhelm decided to establish a new camp especially geared to shluchim’s children. They received so many applications that they had to turn some down.
After two years without a chassidishe summer camp for their children, due to the limitations and dangers posed by covid-19, Rabbi Menachem Mendel and Sarah Wilhelm, the Shluchim to Uzhgorod and the Carpathian region, decided to establish a new camp especially geared to the Shluchim’s children.
“We were overwhelmed by the demand,” Rabbi Wilhelm noted, “but could only accommodate seventy boys who enjoyed a genuine and uplifting camp that will surely contribute to the growth of their personalities as young leaders. In the years to come, we hope to expand.”
The camp’s theme focused on how to be a “Lebediker Shield” – a living example, and this was incorporated into all the programming and studies by the dedicated counselors. The theme accompanied the campers during all the various study competitions, sports, swimming, amusement, trips and activities.
The camp was made possible thanks to the partnership of the MyShliach organization at Merkos 302 and the generous assistance of the Chassidic philanthropist R’ Shmuel Aizenberg and his family; the head Shlaich to the city of Dnepropetrovsk, Rabbi Shmuel Kaminetsky; Rabbi Yaakov Amar, Director of the ‘Or Chana’ Foundation, and his son, Rabbi Yosef Amar, Director of the ‘Esther’ Foundation; Rabbi Dovid Mondshein, CEO of the ‘Or Avner’ Foundation; and Rabbi Ben Tzion Lipsker, Director of the Meromim Foundation.