Checkout Summer Intern Update – GUCI Camp from Avery Curtis!
I visited Rabbi Rapport at GUCI and had a fantastic time! I had never experienced a camp like that before. The music and atmosphere were amazing and so much fun. I participated in their Shabbat walk, Friday night service, dinner, song session, campfire, and Saturday morning service. The campers and staff were all so friendly and enthusiastic.
During the week, I worked in the Religious School helping to organize the office and 5th Grade classroom. It’s been really cool to see all of the curricular material and Holiday items that we have, so as I’m working I’m also learning more and more about Judaica. And it turns out, I know much more than I thought I did!
This week I also began my studies in learning Hebrew. Since I did not grow up Jewish, I had no prior knowledge in Hebrew except common prayers. With the resources I have been given by The Temple staff, I am excited and already making headway! It is my goal within the next year or two to have a Bat Mitzvah ceremony that I did not have before! And that is just the first stop, I want to see how far I can go with my studies.