Dear Friends and Family: Dec. 2016
It seemed to me that, just a minute ago, Dan was just a kid. Now it’s Rabbi Dan Utley. That’s another wow moment. In addition Alan Goodis, who began coming to camp when he was just three (his mom was on faculty) did the music and Jacob Pactor was in the congregation. I spoke that night about core values we learn at camp. The service was followed by a song session complete with slides on a screen so all could sing along. At one point Alan came up to me and asked if I was ready to tell a story. Dan had asked in advance if I might do so. When I told Alan it was a go, well, the next slide was a picture of a campfire. Perfect. By the way, Dan, Alan, and Jacob met in cabin 11, their first Shoresh session (Shoresh is the youngest unit at camp). They were each eight years old. That’s friendship.