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L’dor V’dor: Kicking Off Coleman’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

This is the first entry in a series of blog entries capturing the memories of Camp Coleman and SEFTY alumni of all generations as a part of the celebration of Coleman’s 50th anniversary. The celebration will culminate with an unforgettable weekend back in the North Georgia mountains August 24-26 at Camp Coleman. Over 400 people have already said they’re coming, and there’s still another month left to register on our website before prices go up; there you will also find a schedule and a list of others who are registered. If you are interested in sharing your memories at Camp Coleman and how camp has influenced your life, please email Alex Glass at

By Adam Tabachnikoff, Camp Coleman Alum, 1980-1990

Happy New Year. With the new year there is so much to be thankful for and so much to be looking forward to; I have started a new job, my children are in a new school and we are all making an effort to read more, spend less time in from of the computer and/or TV and to be more considerate to our neighbors. But, as we roll into the new year and get back to school, work and our day-to-day routines, what I am most excited about is that we are getting dangerously close to summer 2012 and the 50th anniversary celebration at Camp Coleman. While we have 8 months to go, many of us have been looking forward to this event for more than 2 years.

I am looking forward to seeing old friends as well as making new ones. I am looking forward to eating camp food, walking around Lake Shalom, and sitting in the sukkah and talking to friends, some of whom I have not seen in a long time. I’ll tell you, when I have a second of free time, I go to the RSVP list to see who I know. My first CIT will be there, my first unit head is coming and I can count 8 guys from my cabin my first summer in Boys 2B. I am delighted to see that my co-captain from Macabbiah will be there; we were the white team captains the very first summer we put plaques up in the Brody Center. Rabbis I grew up with will be there and SEFTY presidents too. I am already thinking about Friday night Shabbat dinner with fried chicken and brown betty and I can’t wait to see what Saturday night dinner is. I am looking forward to late night camp fires and, perhaps more than anything, I am looking forward to Shabbat services in the woods. I am looking forward to seeing and hearing my favorite song leaders leading us all in prayer and in ruach-filled song sessions.  This is going to be an amazing weekend event. In fact, there is so much to be excited about it is hard to point to a single event that tops my list. But if I had to pick just one… would be the camp songs. Now, as a parent, I am passing these songs along to my children.

Take a look at this video and I hope to see you all at camp August 24-26!