Keeping up with Wildrose!

July 3, 2012

The entire machaneh (including Machal) gathered in the chadar ochel this evening.  With excitement on all of our faces, we watched as our friend, and chanich here, Edon, appeared on the hit live television show, America’s Got Talent.

Of course he was amazing and everyone cheered him on.

After he was done on TV, we received a special pre-taped message from Edon.  He thanked us all for our support and then told the chanichim that it was MACCABIA BREAKOUT!!!

Thank you to Edon and all his family for your help in getting this ready.  And good luck to Edon, we are all rooting for you!!!

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April 24, 2012

Yesterday, on the eve of Yom HaZikaron, Camp Moshava of Wild Rose, WI hosted a screening of “Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story.” Ari Pinchot, the films director, spoke to the large crowd about Operation Entebbe and Israels commitment to protect the Jewish people.

Check out the trailer below, pictures coming soon!

January 31, 2012

This past Shabbat, chanichim from around Chicago gathered for the annual Taste of Moshava Shabbaton. Highlights included an authentic Moshava style kabbalat shabbat, zemirot and night tochnit. The shabbaton was headed by Rosh Moshava Rachel Shandalov, Director Josh Zwelling and Assistant Director Shira Kroll.

January 25, 2012

This will be Avi Matanky’s 22nd summer in camp. Avi, who;s favorite meal at camp is sloppy joe’s, was Rosh Avodah last summer and is thrilled to be up on The Hill. Avi is a student at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business and is a proud member of the National Board of Bnei Akiva of the US & Canada. See Avi in this MachT”A Moment from when he was a Madrich on Avodah.

January 23, 2012

Adir Pinchot and Sarah Bayer will be your sganim this summer for the second session of machaneh. Adir and Sarah have both been coming to camp for many years and are sure to be a fun, energetic and exciting duo that both the tzevet and chanichim will look up to. Adir, who was in our Kollel last summer, is now in his second year of study at Yeshivat Hakotel in Yerushalayim. Sarah will be returning to Machaneh after a successful summer as a madricha on The Hill. Sarah recently began Stern College for Women after a year and a half of study at Midreshet Moriah in Yerushalayim.

December 12, 2011

Moshava alumni from all over the country gathered last night in the Bayit V’Gan neighborhood in Yerushalayim, Israel for a Camp Moshava, Wild Rose reunion. The event was hosted at the Yeshiva University offices in Israel and featured a cameo by the Assistant Director of YU Israel (and former Rosh Moshava) Nava Hyman. All of the former tzevet members enjoyed reminiscing about good times at Moshava while munching on pizza and snacks. The event was led by Shira Kroll who thanked everyone for coming and encouraged all attendees to fill out tzevet application forms. Speaking of application forms, we hope that all chanichim will go to our website to register. Remember, during December, everyone who registers is eligible for our free raffle and a chance to win amazing

Click the link below to see the Moshava Minute from the event in Israel.


August 14, 2011


After a fun ice skating trip on Erev Shabbat, we prepared for the last Shabbat of the month; and it was definitely one we’ll remember! We had a beautiful Kabbalat Shabbat, and tons of ruach and dancing during dinner. Shabbat day continued with a lot of ruach and some much needed rest after Maccabia. Leading out the Shabbat, Slow Shira was unbelievable, followed by the strongest Havdallah of the summer.

Motzei Shabbat night tochniot were exciting as well! The girls enjoyed a night of zumba and swimming, while the boys had swimming and their leagues’ hockey championships. Zumba was led by our very own Orit Shattach, a dance teacher in Israel, who was joined by the Mach Hach girls. These last few days will be truly memorable, and we’ll be holding onto them until we come back next summer!

August 10, 2011

The best has yet to come this month in Moshava. After the conclusion of an extremely moving Tisha B’av, Maccabia was broken out and the chanichim went wild! Filled with excitement, everyone was divided into teams (‘ir’ and ‘kibbutz’) and will be competing to see who wins over the next two days. Make sure to keep your eyes on our website and Facebook page for pictures, updates and Moshava Minutes.
Please see below for a video of our Rosh Kollel, Rabbi Aviad Sanders, describing our Tisha B’av tochnit.