The Tavor Times
February 14, 2020
Rosh Report: Meet Mazkirut!
Nathan's Notebook
Kenim Catch-Up
Tour L'Tavor | Family Camp
Thank You Donors
Randy Reminders
Hatikvah Progressive IsraelSlate
Camp Congratulations
A Look Around Camp
Shabbat Shalom!
Rosh Report
Hi everyone! Spinc here (aka Sarah Pincus) to remind you that we are hard at work gearing up for summer!

We are working on hiring our tzevet (staff) and building out a fun filled summer! Hope you will join us!

I would like to take a minute right now to introduce you to the rest of the summer leadership team!

Hannah Chonkan-Urow, Jackson Bicart, and Frieda Greenthal. You can read more about who they are, their connection to Tavor and their hopes for the summer!
Meet Mazkirut - Our Summer Leaders
Name:  Hannah Chonkan-Urow
Position : Techni
Pronouns:  She/Her
Age: 22 
Hometown : Highland Park, Il
Years at Tavor : 13

Name: Jackson Bicart
Position : ½ of Team Tarbut
Pronouns:  He/Him
Age: 22
Hometown: Keller, TX
Years at Tavor: This will be my second year!

Name: Frieda Greenthal
Position : Rakezet Tarbut
Pronouns: She/Her       
Age: 22 ½ 
Hometown: Glencoe, IL 
Years at Tavor: 13

Nathan's Notebook
Keeping the campfires burning through the winter!
"Thinking of camp, regardless of the weather, always makes me feel warm.

In this sense, we carry the heart of the campfire, of the medurah , with us, and when things feel particularly cold or hard, knowing it, as the spirit of camp, is there to light our way and warm us. "

Kenim Catch-Up
Here's a look at some of the events coming up as planned by Tzedek who are excited to make it happen!
  • Feb 21, Shabbat Dinner/Peula
  • March 8, ChiKen Purim Party
  • April 5, Passover Chocolate Seder
  • April 19, Earth Day Puela
  • March 8, Ice Skating
  • March 15, Bayit Cafe
  • April 5th, Passover Chocolate Seder
  • May 3, Pre-Nachshonimot-Coup
Check your emails for details and RSVP links for each event.
Register for TLT Today!

Please join us as we embark on this amazing adventure from Chicago to Three Rivers, for the 11th annual Tour L'Tavor

This year's TLT starts at F oster Beach on the north side of Chicago Friday, July 31st and ends in Three Rivers on Sunday, August 2nd, coinciding with Camp Tavor’s Second-Session Visitor’s Day.

The entire ride is three days, but you are welcome to join on any part of the ride that works best for you while raising money for the Camp Tavor Scholarship Fund.

You're participation can help bring the gift of camp to more children who otherwise wouldn't be able to attend.
Save $25 per person for Family Camp!
Family Camp: Friday August 14th - Sunday, August 16th
We are extending our early bird pricing through MARCH 1st!

Come and experience family programs, games and activities!

Swimming, boating and beach time! Shabbat dinner, Havdalah, and dancing under the stars!

Click here to learn more and register for FAMILY CAMP 2020.
Thank You Donors
We want to take moment to thank everyone who
donated to the Camp Tavor Scholarship Fund.
Randy Reminders
The final deadline for scholarship applications for returning campers is today!

You still have time to get the application to us today, just remember you must be enrolled in camp session
first! Click HERE to register for a summer 2020 session today and you will find the scholaship application in the Forms and Documents section of your CampinTouch account.

Applicants will receive award notification in early March.
Calling all 11th graders!
Start the summer with your kvutzah at Camp Tavor for an extended Tzedek (justice!) seminar before joining with your national kvutzah for Kadima or MBI!

Click here to learn more about MBT Tzedek Summer
Camp Tavor is Better with Friends
Help us build the future by welcoming new chanichimot (campers) and their families to the Camp Tavor community by referring a friend.
If they register for summer 2020 you and your friend will receive $180 tuition credit* as an expression of our gratitude!

Limited credits are available.
Refer a Friend and you both can earn $180 tuition discount
One of the values of the Tavor community is working towards justice in Israel/Palestine. 

Many of us do this in various ways throughout the year.
Through March 11, you have an opportunity to join fellow Tavorniks in one such effort by voting for the Hatikvah Progressive Israel Slate in the World Zionist Congress (WZC) elections. 

This vote determines who represents American Jews in the WZC that governs the World Zionist Organization, helps allocate approximately $1 billion annually in funding through Jewish organizations in Israel and around the world, and has a real impact on a range of HDNA programs. 

The greater our voting strength, the more influence we will have over issues we care about in Israel and throughout the Jewish world. Help send Tavor community members Sarah Pincus (Rosh Tavor 2020), Joel Winograd, Shaina Wasserman, and Barbara Zabitz to speak for us at this important gathering of world Jewish leaders!

The Hatikvah slate is endorsed by Habonim Dror North America and brings together some wonderful allies including Ameinu, Hashomer Hatzair, Americans for Peace Now, the New Israel Fund, and J Street among others.
  • Click HERE to read more about the Hatikvah Slate and its importance to progressive youth movements.

  • Click HERE to learn more abou the Haktivah Slate and the World Zionist Congress elections

  • Click HERE to vote.
Camp Congratulations
Click HERE to learn more about the year-round staff
A Look Around Camp
Photos Courtesy: Jessica Quintana