So I spent a fantastically amazing 2 weeks at the Kutz Campus for Reform Jewish Teen Life. I felt so open about my sexuality there. I met a lot of wonderful people. I took a LBGTQQA class. We watched But I'm A Cheerleader, Saved (heh why not?) and TransAmerica. Both of my RA's were great and although there were some issues and major drama within my bunk we all seemed to get along pretty well.
I studied Torah, Talmud, Midrash and prayer everyday. I also had to take Hebrew. I normally love taking a language but this was not fun. I knew everything already. How are you? How old are you? What do you want to eat? Rudimentary type of things taught by an Israeli who is not even actually a teacher. Fun stuff.
I learned so much about Judaism and what all the mumbo jumbo we say everyday means and where it came from and why it's there. Really eye-opening discussions. Why do we sit/stand when we read Torah? Can we stoop (haha stooping)? When do we have to say the nighttime Sh'ma?
Unfortunately my time there got cut short a few days. I started feeling dizzy and would black out. Two trips to 2 different ER's (one there and one at home) and I am feeling better, but very sad I didn't get to say goodbye to everyone properly.
I hope I get to see everyone soon. Bienniel in San Diego!!!
So yea. I hooked-up with my friend C. That was a fun time. If we weren't such good friends I would date her, but if we dated now it would be a very volatile relationship. Things might explode. It would end in the worst way possible. But what's wrong with kissing? Hehe.
Some people might get offended if you call Kutz a camp, so watch what you say. It's a campus. We don't have counselors, we have RA's. We don't have activities, we have classes. We don't play sports. We have a library. I spent a lot of time in the library. Not just to use the computer. To do research...for my major *shock*. Work at camp? That's Kutz. I loved doing it too. *sigh* I miss it so much.
If you have the chance, find a way to go there. You'll never regret it.