Maas this year? Gail Greenberg, a sen-
ior staff associate for the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
(and mother of the bee-utiful D'vora
the Explorer), explained that this pro-
vided a great opportunity for families
to enjoy the camp facilities, to be out
in nature and to get a taste of camp.
Sporting a sweater embroidered
with, you guessed it, bees, Greenberg
and her family had come immediately
after Shabbat to Camp Maas, to start
getting everything organized.
It was a lot of work that "couldn't
have been accomplished without the
amazing volunteers and JEFF [Jewish
Experiences for Families] staff,"
Greenberg said. "But it was well worth
The day began early when more
than 400 guests from Temple Kol Ami
and Congregation Shir Tikvah came
for an early morning program featur-
At 1 p.m.,
the rest of the
ing, and they
the very end
at 4 p.m.,
after a cloudy but basically dry day,
the rain began. Talk about great tim-
• Above: 21-month-
old Natalia Luna of
offers a treat to a
Chappell takes a
wagon full of city
slickers for a ride.
Redmond, 8, of
Sterling Heights gets
sniores help from Boy
Greenberg, 12, of
Nosenchuck, 4, of
makes a candle.