Fall Kallah/Kamp Kadima 2013
November 22-24 We grabbed our wizarding robes, wands, and kippot, and came together as SWUSY Region USY & Kadima for a weekend full of friends, fun, and of course, magic! The co-chairs worked hard to make this event one that we’ll always remember. We were sorted into houses by the “Sorting Kippah”, played some quidditch, and participated inlots of other magical and Harry Potter themed activities!
Read about Fall Kallah / Kamp Kadima 2012! Fall Kallah, SWUSY’s first large-scale convention of the 2012-2013 year, was, as they say, a complete success! Taking place from November 16-18 at Camp Young Judea in Wimgerly, TX, the theme of Retro Video Games made for great programs, decorations, prizes, and a healthy dose of nostalgia. Convention started with a bang as the tri-chairs, Emily Derozier, Benjy Karten, and Rachel Steiner, along with the Regional Executive Board performed a live-action video game medley. On Friday night, USYers bundled up and headed outside for a giant game of human Pacman – glowstick style! Shabbat began with three service options which caught the eye of every USYer in attendance, and Saturday night culminated with human Duck Hunt, Pong, and a ragin’ dance. Annual Fall Kallah senior auction raised over $1,200, and the seniors had as much fun redeeming their degrading and silly auction items as the rest of the USYers and Kadimanicks did buying them – and giving to Hurricane Sandy Relief and cancer research. “SA/TO rocks,” Senior Auction MC Gabby Kasner said. The Kadimanicks who attended Kamp Kadima didn’t miss out on all the fun, though! These youngsters rocked a video-game obstacle course and mastered the art of the pogo stick. They even tried their hand at acting in special performances of the parsha. Fall Kallah 2012 is a convention to remember, and everyone is buzzing with excitement for the next SWUSY masterpiece-of-a-convention.