Topic: Percy, Thanks For Asking
The Bat Mitzvah was awesome. I have been to many in my lifetime and most families spend thousands of dollars on the Party after. This was all heart and soul, in the woods that look like God's Country, with 230 Campers and 30 Counselors. I don't know who was more excited, all the kids, Lexy or Robin and me. The Camp didn't skip a beat. First we had the little ceremony of Robin and I donning Lexy with my Tallis (prayer shawl) from my Bat Mitvah and then a ceremony of L Dor V Dor which means Generation to Generation and I passed the Torah to Robin who passed it to Lexy. They had all the important prayers and Lexy had even written a speech at the end after she read her Hebrew from the Torah. They included the 3 boys in rituals also which made it a small but tight family affair. Afterwards we went to lunch downtown Prescott and home with beautiful Memories. Then the next day I got a call that my oldest Grandson in Milwaukee (25) got engaged. With everything looking so good I am waiting for Friday when my biopsies come back.
Had an amazing day having my bat mitzva! I am woman hear me roar! here is my speech for all of you love this place.
In this weeks torah portion, the importance of family ties comes in. we gain so much from being close to family. Not only is my family so intertwined with who I am but I’m lucky enough to have an extended family called CCP. Everyone who is here to support me and share this experience means so much to me. “Happiness is only real when shared” I feel that I am responsible to give as many memories to the next generation of campers as I gained from being here. You have an impact wherever you go, never forget that. The world is a lovely place and I want to leave it better for the next generations to come when I’m gone. This means accounting for every single person, just like Moses did to the twelve tribes. Lexy's speech:
Community: a unified body of individuals. I want to say thank you to my family. My brothers who mean everything to me, and I can never get enough time with. My grandma who teaches me to love unconditionally, my best friends who helped me become myself, My mom who is my support system through life. She is my best friend and my hero, and my camp for shaping my experiences into strengths. For everyone who has watched me grow as a person and to those of you who I have just met but already love. And especially Jason Bronowits who as a good friend helped and encouraged me to do all of this. I hope I leave an impact where I go in life, and I hope you do to. Shabbot shalom everyone.