The Tavor Times
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Rosh Report
Shabbat Message
Randy Reminders
A Tzevet Story
Thank You Donors
Camper Congratulations
A Look Around Camp
Campers Question
Sorry for the slight hiccup in the dates of the first email ...chalk it up to itchy fingers and slow internet :) Welcome back to camp.
Shabbat Shalom!
Rosh Report


Reporting LIVE from Machaneh Tavor, Three Rivers, Michigan. Tzevet arrived last week, and everyone is working together to set up machaneh! We’re SO excited for another amazing summer!!!!
So far, we’ve set up 16 ohelim (tents), 4 tzrifim (cabins), the chadar (dining area), the docks in the chof (beach), the chemu (music room), and the Beit Omanut (art room)!

We’ve planned so many fun activities, theme days, and scavenger hunts. The chava (farm) specialists introduced 10 chickens into our community last night, and they laid eggs this morning!!

Currently, we’re mowing the lawn, cleaning the pool, and Tzevet Mitbach (kitchen staff) are busy preparing for Shabbat dinner! Tonight, we’re looking forward to celebrating Shabbat with our local community partners from Corey Lake Orchard’s (Hubbard’s) and Three Rivers.

We hope they’ll stick around for Rikud (Israeli dancing) and maybe even midnight basketball! Beyond the immediate avodah and Shabbat festivities, we’re eager to welcome all of the first session chanichimot to Tavor on Monday!!!! 

Shabbat shalom and hope to see you soon!! 

Naomi Goldman-Nagel
Click HERE to lean more about Camp Tavor's Summer Leadership
Shabbat Message
Shabbat Shalom Tavor Families, 

After nearly a year of reflection, growth, training, and planning, we can't believe we're so close to welcoming all our chanichimot (campers) to Camp Tavor for a summer of playfulness, adventure, learning, and meaningful Jewish community building. We are brimming with excitement for the first day of machane (camp).

At Camp Tavor, we strive to build a vibrant community rooted in inclusion and justice. As we prepare for our session together, we are asking for your partnership in our work to build an inclusive and just community this summer.

As we prepare for Shabbat, please to take a few moments to review our social justice values and some of the policies, practices, and programs that we integrate into the summer. We ask for your partnership in talking through these expectations with your children and invite you to reach out to our camp team if you have any questions. 

Thank you for taking some time to reflect on these values and practices. Camp is a uniquely trans-formative opportunity for young people to cultivate the self-confidence and skills to help create a more just and peaceful world. We look forward to building and growing and learning with you this summer!

Shabbat Shalom,

Amit Weitzer, Executive Director
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Randy Reminders
Hello friends and families, so excited for another summer and to be here to help you if you need it! I would like to remind you of our summer communications.

This newsletter will kick off our weekly updates. We will send a new Tavor Times every Friday with updates on camp activities.

Tavor’s “office hours” are 10-6 PM EST, with a short break from 1:20-2:00 pm EST for lunch, Sunday through Friday.

During these office hours please call our central number at (269) 215-1399. If we miss a call, we will get back in touch with you that same day. Non-urgent calls outside of office hours will be returned the next day.

Of course you can email me anytime at and if I can't answer your questions, I'll find someone who can.

Shabbat Shalom folks, here's to another great summer!

We're just days away from welcoming you (back) to machaneh! Please check your email for the latest information and contacts for travel to camp for Madatz and 1st Session.
A Tzevet Story
Each week we will profile one or two of the Tzevet (staff)
so you can get to know them better, learn how they came to camp and why.
Name:  Zach Harris
Pronouns: He/Him/His     
Age: 20
Hometown: Skokie
Years at Tavor: 10
Name:  Sarah Moresi
Pronouns: She/her/hers
Age: 21
Hometown:  Chicago
Years at Tavor: 5
A Thank You to Donors
We would like to take a moment to thank all those who donated to Camp Tavor in May.

You're generosity works to ensure Camp Tavor's uniquely empowering and trans-formative summer camp experience can remain accessible to as many families as possible.

Click  HERE for a complete list
There is just one day left to register for the 10th Anniversary Tour L'Tavor!

This unique fundraising ride from Chicago to Three Rivers is a wonderful way to spend the weekend and raise money to bring kids to Camp Tavor.

We would like to thank  Q-Discovery  and  American Specialty Advertising and Printing Company  for their sponsorship of the 10th TLT ride in support our scholarship fund.    

Camper Congratulations
Stop: Photo Time
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Would you rather sit in snow while it's falling or dance in the rain?
Sit in Snow
Dance in the Rain
Check back here next week for the answer and another round of Campers Question!