Our campers work to make the world a better place and strive to build stronger Jewish communities, while strengthen their own Jewish identities. We are so happy to showcase one of our Sprout Lake campers who is working to promote tolerance and acceptance in his community.
“my son, Max Wilchfort and his brother Leo were a campers at Sprout Lake this summer. Max loved it so much, he still talks about his time there often.
Max attends a German immersion school in Brooklyn where he is one of the only Jewish children, and the only one in his grade. (His dad grew up in the Jewish community in Munich.) Max’s school rents space from Union Temple, and is located in their building on Eastern Parkway, which was the victim of an act of anti-Semitic vandalism on Thursday of last week.
On Shabbat morning, Max attended services wearing his Sprout Lake t-shirt to show that he was proud to be Jewish. I’m attaching photos of Max with his friend Rohan, one of dozens of his non-Jewish friends who joined him and the community in solidarity that morning.
Kudos to Sprout Lake for helping us to build a strong Jewish identity that shines in these dark hours.
We are so proud of Max and his eagerness to spread love and acceptance, and we are especially happy to showcase Max in his Sprout Lake t-shirt on Camp T-Shirt Day!
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