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Eisner Camp Stands with Israel

When Eisner Camp awoke this morning, everyone got dressed a little differently. Every camper and staff member wore a red shirt to breakfast. With many parts of Israel living under constant ‘Code Red rocket attack alerts, communities throughout North America are showing their support for Israel by wearing red. So Eisner Camp joined the chorus of supporters standing up for Israel—figuratively and literally. That’s because at breakfast, Alan Goodis, a singer/songwriter and recording artist, and Matt Emmer, camp’s head song leader, taught all of camp “Shalom Baaretz,” an original blessing for the State of Israel written and composed by a group of campers under Alan’s guidance. [Last summer, Alan worked with our campers to write, “You and I (Everything Will Be Alright),” a song about standing up to bullying.] After learning the blessing at breakfast, camp moved to the soccer field and took the shape of a giant, vibrantly red map of Israel. Out on the field, Alan, Matt and all of our camper songwriters led camp in “Shalom Baaretz.” Check out the video to see how it all happened! We carved time out of our regular Thursday schedule to do this for several reasons. We wanted to show the world that Eisner Camp stands with Israel. We wanted to acknowledge the support Israel has received from many of the countries represented by our international staff. And we wanted to demonstrate the power within each one of us to stand up for what we believe, in this case, the wish for a lasting peace for our Mishlachat as well as our friends, families, and all people in Israel. We hope you will join us in this time of need and prayer.


  • C Beckerman

    Are these kids being taught the difference between the State of Israel and the Land of Israel? What right do we have to complain about Palestinian maps that don’t show Israel when we educate using these boundaries and not the state’s?

    • Ariel Gold

      Thank you for posting this. I agree entirely. Can I ask who you are – alum, parent, etc (I am a camper parent)?