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Mishpacha Junior Speaks to Summer Camp Staff

Meira Feinman

A sports counselor organizes the camp’s sporting activities and teaches the campers how to play each game. Last year, Yitzy Smith was head sports counselor at Camp Toras Chaim Tashbar in the Catskills — and he liked it so much, he’s heading back this summer! Mishpacha Jr. spoke with Yitzy to find out more about what a sports counselor does, what’s the campers’ favorite sport, and all about a game called “Switch.”


Games to Go!

Shira Yehudit Djlilmand

What do you like doing in your spare time? If the answer is playing a game, you’re not the only one! Did you ever wonder what makes a game so much fun to play?


The Biggest Toy Shop in Europe

Shoshana R. Meiri

You’re standing on a wide, noisy, main road. Towering red buses rumble past, through streams of honking traffic. In front of you, is a glass-fronted store, decked in scarlet and gold. Two red flags flutter on each side of a grand entrance. You step in through the doors, and stare around you in spellbound wonder. You see an enormous red-and-gold room, with golden stars dangling from the ceiling, and crowds of children staring wide-eyed at shelf after shelf of ... TOYS. Welcome to Hamleys of London/

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