Talyn L., Age 11
Tribe of Simeon
First of all, Camp Gilgal is a spectacular camp. I am here to tell you what I adore most about camp. Tabernacle!! Your first question is, what is Tabernacle? It is a time where we worship God. I think worshiping brings you and God closer by singing and praising Him. We also sing songs that are in Hebrew, but don’t worry they have the transliteration under the Hebrew so everyone can follow along. In Tabernacle we also do liturgy. It is traditional prayers in Hebrew. Every day we do the Aleinu, the Amidah, the Shema and the V’ahavta. We also do special liturgy on Shabbat such as Ein Keloheinu. Last, but not least in Tabernacle we do a lesson. This year we focused on Genesis. We talked about Adam and Eve and how they ate the fruit that God told them not to eat and they got punished. We also talked about Abraham and how God gave him blessings, but they didn’t all happen during his lifetime. A lot of them happened after he died. I love worshiping, and liturgy, and the lessons. Every year I’ve been to camp it has been a blast.