The dinner, taking place on Sunday, June 5th at the Hilton NY, will pay tribute to a distinguished group of individuals who helped shape Camp Agudah into the premier Orthodox Jewish camping experience, setting the standard for the many other camps who have followed in its illustrious footsteps.
The Rabbi Moshe Sherer Memorial Award will be presented to Camp Agudah and will be accepted by Meir Frischman marking his 40 years as camp director. Memorial awards will be bestowed, posthumously, to Reb Elimelech Gavriel Tress z’l, Rabbi Boruch B. Borchardt z’l and Rabbi Syshe Heschel z’l, to be accepted by family members.
Another highlight of the evening will be representation of every decade of Camp Agudah, from the 1940’s through today, by well known camp personalities including the Young family on behalf of Charlie Young z’l, Charlie Grandovsky, Joseph Helmreich, Yanky Adler on behalf of the camp’s first director Emil Adler z’l, Chaim and Benny Wielgus, Yaakov Bojman, Eli Neiman, Yitzy Bald, Yoily Edelstein, Shimie Lax, Shloime Leshkowitz, Alty Pearl and Zevi Seidenfeld.
A special, premiere, audio-visual presentation entitled Camp Agudah Thru the Decades will show remarkable footage of the camp and the many young men whose summers at Camp Agudah helped them become the shining lights of the Torah world that they are today. Others who contributed to the success of Agudah camping over the past three-quarters-of-a-century will also be highlighted, including Rabbi Yaakov Teitelbaum, zt”l, and Rabbi Yisroel Belsky, zt”l.
“This year’s dinner, marking the diamond anniversary of Agudah camping in America, promises to be an extraordinary demonstration of Agudath Israel’s mission in molding our youth to become future Torah leaders” said Rabbi Yosef C. Golding, Chief Operating Officer of Agudath Israel of America. “No one who ever benefited from Camp Agudah or its offshoots should miss this historical and exciting event”.
Photo credits: Moshe Gershbaum.
Photos are from a pre-dinner meeting last week which brought together seven decades of Camp Agudah alumni, each one serving as ‘decade rep’ for the upcoming Agudah Dinner. Also shown, Meir Frishman, director of Camp Agudah for 40 years, who will be accepting the Rabbi Moshe Sherer Memorial Award on behalf of Camp Agudah, and Shrage Goldschmidt, dinner chairman.