Are you ready to cook an amazing Shabbat dinner?
BaMitbach teaches teens the art and skills of food preparation and cooking.
Dates: July 24-August 7, 2018
For: Current 8th-11th Graders
Develop the skills used by professional chefs
Led by Chef Jonathan Posner of Wandering Foods, participants will gain serious and practical culinary skills such as proper knife technique, kitchen organization, and recipe development in a setting that puts Judaism and Jewish food at the center of learning. No experience with either a knife nor frying pan or even kitchen is necessary.
Let's Prepare Delicious "Jewish" Foods
This new, 2-week intensive program highlights culinary traditions from across the Jewish world: Ashkenazi, Mizrahi, Israeli, etc. By combining a highly professional, culinary-school-style learning environment with classic Tel Yehudah, teens will come home ready to make a delicious five course Shabbat dinner for family and friends!
Culinary Skills Meet Life-Fulfilling Activities
As important as it is to acquire these skills, there is always room for fun, friendships, and exploration. Tel Yehudah provides a one-of-a-kind Jewish environment, where teens interact with others from Jewish communities in the U.S., Israel and around the world. The “best of camp” at TY includes the opportunity to partake in sports, arts and Israel education programs. Each week culminates in Shabbat, amidst the natural, serene setting of Tel Yehudah and is followed by a wild Israeli dance party.
Teens participating in the two-week BaMitbach Intensive will:
- Develop basic cooking skills including knife skills, kitchen organization, and more.
- Develop an understanding of ingredient selection and meal planning.
- Utilize fresh vegetables and herbs from Tel Yehudah's organic garden.
- Explore questions about Judaism and Jewish Peoplehood through food.
- Prepare a delicious meal for all of camp.
- Prepare a five-course scrumptious Shabbat dinner upon their return home.
- Enjoy the diversity of tastes from across the Jewish world.
- Develop ability to work in cooperation with others.
BaMitbach (DAILY SCHEDULE)
Participants in BaMitbach spend 4-5 hours a day engaged in developing their culinary skills with other participants and staff. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to choose another Intensive as a minor and explore all of TY’s other specialty areas (ropes course, Israeli dancing and singing, sports, etc.) Below is a sample daily schedule:
|7:15-8:00am||Optional Morning Activities||Go for a run, practice some yoga or exercise; all are wonderful ways to start your morning!|
|8:00am||Boker Tov (Wake-Up)|
|8:30-9:00am||Aruchat Boker (Breakfast)||Sit with your bunk to start the morning together over a hot, fresh and delicious breakfast.|
|9:10-9:40am||Nikayon B’Tsrif (Bunk cleaning)||Check your bunk's work-wheel and see what your cleaning assignment is for today and get to work to keep that bunk spiffy!|
|9:45-10:10am||T’fillot (Morning Prayers)/Alternative T'fillot||You will partake in a meaningful prayer activity led by staff and campers.|
|10:15-1:15pm||Intensives||You will spend intensive time in your Intensive.|
|1:20-2:00pm||Aruchat Tsohorayim (Lunch)||Come for the delicious, healthy and kosher meal; stay for the Shira (singing) or Rikud (dancing) session in the Chadar Ochel (dining hall)!|
|2:00-2:45pm||Chofesh (Open Choice Activities)||You can choose activities and spend time with friends under general staff supervision. Specialty areas, including the pool, are open during this time to offer special options, so you can enjoy more of the activities you love!|
|2:45-4:45pm||Intensives||You will spend more intensive time in your Intensive.|
|5:00-6:30pm||Minors||Focus on another one of our Intensives offered at camp!|
|6:30-7:30pm||Chofesh (Open Choice Activities)||You can choose activities and spend time with friends under general staff supervision. Specialty areas, including the pool, are open during this time to offer special options, so you can enjoy more of the activities you love!|
|7:30-8:20pm||Aruchat Erev (Dinner)||Sit with your friends and enjoy a themed camp-wide dinner|
|8:30-10:00pm||Peulat Erev (Night Activity)||What's your “fun” group, evening activity tonight? Your group is having a Mediterranean themed pool and dance party under the stars!|
|10:15-11:00pm||Peulat Laila Tov (In-Bunk nightly activity)||End the evening with this nightly activity to bond with your bunk mates and wind down before heading to bed|
|11:00pm||Laila Tov (Lights Out)||You've had a long, fun day and you need your sleep to get ready to do it again tomorrow!|
- Daily workshops with Jonathan Posner of Wandering Foods in Tel Yehudah's own fully-equipped kitchens
- Access to fresh ingredients from Tel Yehudah's own organic garden and other local sources
- Room and board within our furnished cabins
- 3 healthy, nutritious and kosher meals a day, plus stipend for snacks and treats from our camp canteen
- 24/7 professional medical staff that can dispense first-aid and prescription medicines
- 160+ dynamic and trained camp professionals
- Regular laundry-service
- Full time on-site 24/7 security services
- Coach Motorbus transportation to/from Newark International Liberty Airport on opening and closing day for teens who will be traveling to camp by plane
IS BaMitbach RIGHT FOR ME?
Yes! If you are…
- Currently in 8th through 11th grade
- Excited to cook a scrumptuous Shabbat feast for your family when you get home from camp
- Ready to learn basic cooking skills and how to cook delicious food
- Prepared to explore the explore your Jewish identity through your stomach
- Interested in living with Jewish teens around the US and the world