Experience the warmth of summer in winter at our seventh annual GUCIBAT camp-style Shabbat on Friday, January 18. Help us recapture the ruach (spirit) of a Sabbath evening at Jewish summer camp. Musician Alan Goodis, a former song leader at Goldman Union Camp Institute, will join us for dinner at 6:15 p.m. (reservations needed), followed at 7 p.m. by a special service, song session, and presentation. We’ll also welcome Rabbi Mark Covitz, GUCI’s camp director, and Samantha McGlennen, Camp Joe Levine's assistant director, who will provide the latest news about next summer.
Even if you’ve not been to camp or it’s been many years since you packed your trunk, we invite you at 6:15 p.m. for a special evening that includes a few surprises! We’ll have the traditional camp Shabbat dinner with fried chicken, green beans, kugel, challah and pie. The entire congregation is invited. We are not able to accept any more reservations for dinner, but please join us at 7 p.m. for the service and program. Babysitting for younger participants (kindergarten and younger) will be available during the presentation - please make a reservation so we can staff properly. Thank you to Richard & Cindi Wismer for providing her delicious kugel and dessert.
GUCI is currently enrolling campers entering third grade in the fall through high school. Our Campership Committee will be available to discuss scholarships, including incentives for first-time campers. These include $1,000 for any first-time campers from the Foundation for Jewish Camp. In addition, we’ll also have information available about Camp Joe Levine, which is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Jewish Federation.
Thank you to the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation and the Temple’s Kathryn Kann Mendelblat Fund for their support of Alan’s visit.