Announcing our Passover Scholarship Campaign

It’s starting to feel like spring in Brooklyn. The cherry trees in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden are blooming and there’s a damp, earthy smell in the air that reminds me of the soccer field at camp after a heavy rain. 

When I was growing up, this time of year kicked off a headlong rush toward summer and returning to Mosh. I am happy and nostalgic thinking about the many chanichimot who are starting their own countdowns. I’m sure that’s especially true this year, when kids will finally come back to Mosh for a full six weeks. When have kids needed Camp Shomria more than they do this summer? After more than two years of distancing and disconnection, our chanichimot and hadracha will arrive in Liberty hungry for Zman Mosh, Erevim, and maybe even Avodah

Part of what enables so many campers to experience the magic of Mosh is our robust scholarship program. 30 chanichimot have received scholarships for summer 2022, totaling $36,000. Last year, a third of our campers received financial aid, including 21 new chanichimot.

While we were able to give scholarship funding to all families who applied this year, we weren’t able to cover the full amount requested. 

Camp Shomria’s scholarship funding allowed me to attend Mosh every summer, and I am deeply grateful to the friends and family of Hashomer who made that experience possible for me. 

To ensure we meet the demand for scholarships next summer, we are kicking off a Scholarship Campaign to raise $10,000 toward our scholarship fund for the coming year. 

I’m happy to announce a generous matching grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, which will match donations 1:2. Generosity from friends like you offers the opportunity for everyone to experience the life-changing Jewish summer experience that defines Camp Shomria.  

Your gift will allow many more chanichimot to have their own special Mosh experience. To make a contribution, you can send a check or donate through our website: Please make your gift today. 

Happy spring and chag Pesach sameach! Thank you and chazak ve’ematz,

Irena Ehrlich
Gvulot ‘11, Fundraising Committee Chair

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