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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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He Loved to Do Good
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Out of Character
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Got Grit?
Alexandra Fleksher How can we help our kids get grittier?
10 Questions for Yoni Fishkin
Rachel Bachrach 15,000 minyanim, more than 6,500 locations, 70 countries
Lucky Day
Jacob L. Freedman Zaki got an addictive thrill from risking it all
Ghost of a Chance
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman He knew and she knew. And that was all that mattered
Giving All I Have
Riki Goldstein The song of unswerving faith
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Last-Minute Decisions
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Preparation Makes Perfect
Faigy Peritzman The more we prepare, the more we can receive kedushah
Not Wanted
Sarah Chana Radcliffe Lectures usually don’t inspire — they backfire
Constant Creation
Rabbi Menachem Nissel The keys to life are safely in Hashem’s Hands
The Gardener: Part IV
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