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This Is Page 14 of the Camp Shoshana Guestbook!

We're No Longer Taking New Messages - But Read What's Already Here!

Entry of Oct 16, 2004 at 13:56 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: This starts page #14 of the guestbook. I'm going to start this one by extending very happy October birthday wishes to Ellen Bochner, Lanie Weiss, Janie Kasner, Phyllis Hofher, and Sue Rachlin. Did we miss your birthday? If you don't remind us every year we can't get it right!
---Steve K.

Entry of Nov 23, 2004 at 11:22 [EST]

WAYNE S BELFER writes: To all my fellow campers HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and your families.Oh by the way my BIRTHDAY is November 27th. Happy birthday to me

Entry of Nov 23, 2004 at 17:36 [EST]
From:Stacey Halio - SLH245@OPTONLINE.NET

Stacey Halio writes: Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I hope it's a healthy and happy holiday for all. Love, Stacey & Tigger

Entry of Dec 29, 2004 at 10:48 [EST]


Entry of Dec 31, 2004 at 14:52 [EST]
From:Ira Presser - ira818@aol.com

Ira Presser writes: Hi all. Hope all is well with everyone. Just wanted to wish everyone a Healthy and Happy New Year. Be well. Ira

Entry of Feb 20, 2005 at 15:23 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: No one has made an entry to the guestbook in about 6 weeks so I am just testing the system. FYI - AOL alerted me today that they will no longer deliver e-mail addressed to more than 15 recipients. I guess this ends the 'bulk mail' style of sending e-mails to all of you with birthday alerts and the like. Oh well. It's been fun to now.

Entry of Mar 02, 2005 at 09:02 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: Thank you all for your warm birthday wihes! Hard for me to believe that this July will mark the 30th year since I started as a counselor at Camp Shoshana and next to many of you I am a newcomer!

Entry of Mar 12, 2005 at 17:26 [EST]
From:Ira Hofher - romimoo@aol.com

Ira Hofher writes: Yes, Steve, you are a 'newcomer"...this July will mark the 38th year since I began as a CIT...and then a counselor for the next two years of the so-called TA's...I hope this entry finds everyone in good health and even better spirits...a special Hello! to Sue!

Entry of Apr 04, 2005 at 09:09 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes:

Happy Birthday Ellen R.

Entry of Apr 21, 2005 at 08:59 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes:

Happy Birthday Jyll

da doo ron ron ron, da doo ron ron

Entry of Jun 11, 2005 at 17:46 [EST]
From:Fred Jaffe - JaffeFregorjaf@aol.com

Fred Jaffe writes: On Thursday, May 26, Harold Richland and I were reunited for the first time in around 20 - 25 years, out in Lake Ronkonkoma, Long Island, one of the many places, conincidentally (although we didn't plan to meet there for that reason) where we used to spend time in the mid 1970s, originating from the fact that we used to visit Steve Salamon at Stonybrook University. Unfortunately, Wayne couldn't make it, but Harold's brother Bruce was there. Steve should be posting the photos here on the website shortly. We had a great time listening to Harold's new CD. We were both guitarist when we used to hang together way back when. Harold really improved, and the CD is great. It was great to see him again after all these years.

Entry of Jun 18, 2005 at 13:16 [EST]
From:Fred Jaffe - JaffeFregorjaf@aol.com

Fred Jaffe writes: Steve has posted photos of Bruce and Harold Richland, taken with me during my recent get-together with them in Long Island. They're up on my "See Us Now" page.

Entry of Sep 26, 2005 at 22:58 [EST]
From:Karen Chernick Spivack - kctetris@aol.com

Karen Chernick Spivack writes: It was so great to look at the group pictures and see myself. I think I became a real athlete those years (only there for two, though). Learned to play Newcomb and I was pretty good at it. I remember hating the lake, and almost drowning in the pool. I remember Shari and I were Tuddie and Muldoon for some camp show. Fun times, great memories. Married now for 28 years; our son finishing college and our daughter (finishing law school) will be getting married in May -- will there be day a camp for her kids?

Entry of Nov 19, 2005 at 07:01 [EST]
From:Steve - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve writes: Just wanted to wish all of you and your families a very happy and healthy Thankgiving, Chanukah and New Year. In the words of the immortal Stan Laurel: "Ollie and I do our shopping early."

Entry of Jan 01, 2006 at 10:28 [EST]
From:Leslie Paris - lespar@umich.edu

Leslie Paris writes: SUMMER CAMP MEMORIES
For a dissertation on New York State children's summer camps, 1919-1941, I would appreciate hearing from anyone who attended or worked at a summer camp in the Catskills during that time period, or whose family owned or operated any such camp. Memories and memorabilia (scrapbooks, letters home, camp newspapers etc.) would be welcome. I can be reached via email at lespar@umich.edu or Leslie Paris, Program in American Culture/ University of Michigan, 324 Atlantic Avenue #2, Brooklyn NY, 11201.

Entry of Mar 02, 2006 at 05:39 [EST]
From:Steven Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steven Kolodny writes: Thank you all for your warm birthday wishes! Hard for me to believe that this July will mark the 30th 31st year since I started as a counselor at Camp Shoshana and next to many of you I am a newcomer!
Wait a minute - this was last years message (see 8 or nine places up) - I guess my life is pretty much the same (wonderful that is!)

Entry of Mar 02, 2006 at 10:10 [EST]
From:Ira Presser - ira818@aol.com

Ira Presser writes: HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE KOLODNY!!!!!!!!!

Entry of Apr 04, 2006 at 20:23 [EST]
From:Stevie K. - sgkolodny@aol.com

Stevie K. writes: Happy Birthday Ellen R.!

Entry of Apr 21, 2006 at 08:11 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes:

Happy Birthday Jyll

Entry of Aug 07, 2006 at 09:59 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - campshoshana@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes:
I heard from Dave Pincus yesterday, I added his name and contact information to the contact page - his e-mail is as follows:
I was at the camp in 1972 I worked with Steve Solomon. I am in the bottom row of the 1972 staff picture. I had lived in Highland Mills at the time on Bakertown Rd across from Artie at Kadima Park and down the street from Sunny Croft. My Uncles owned Highland Park which was up the street from camp. Now I live two towns up in a place called Sugar Loaf, NY. My cousins are Hal and Lloyd and Norma Sokoloff. Every year I would see a lot of the old crowd on the high holy days at Rahnanna Park. Please let me know when the next reunion is.
David Pinkus

Entry of Apr 04, 2007 at 17:51 [EST]
From:Steven Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steven Kolodny writes:

Happy Birthday Ellen Rachlin

Entry of Apr 26, 2007 at 13:40 [EST]
From:Steven Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steven Kolodny writes: Happy Birthday Jyll Sternstein (04/21/07)

Entry of Apr 27, 2007 at 04:36 [EST]
From:Steve Kuschner - steviek6@yahoo.com

Steve Kuschner writes: Tough to remember too much except the great summer of the Mets and the Spacewalk on the Moon. Enjoyed the sports and all the events like the plays and such. After only one year of sleepaway i went to daycamp at Orchard Lake till I was 17. Now I live in Allentown... married, 14yr. old boy.. Still have some hair.... Doing good, not great in business. Nice to see so many people who keep in touch from the past. I do get out to Long Island for business. I will stay updated now.

Entry of May 22, 2007 at 10:41 [EST]
From:Ellen (Rachlin) Stockwell - EllenStockwell@aol.com

Ellen (Rachlin) Stockwell writes: just wanted to say "hello all". hope everyone is well. summer is almost here. how about a get-together somewhere this summer? miss you guys, love, ellen

Entry of May 30, 2007 at 23:43 [EST]
From:Fred Jaffe - JaffeFregorjaf@aol.com

Fred Jaffe writes: I just noticed that the kid in the 1969 Senior Boys photo, second from the right, between Wayne and Harold, is listed as Wally Goetz, but it's not. I forgot that guy's name--he was only there one summer, I think--but it's definitely not Wally, because Wally was never in my group. He was my C.I.T. in 1971 when Paul Krames was counselor of the T.A. boys, and the whole time I was a camper or C.C, he was always either in an older group, or staff.

Entry of Jun 30, 2007 at 15:50 [EST]
From:Ellen Bochner - ellenbochner@yahoo.com

Ellen Bochner writes: Just stopping in to say hi and wish everyone a good summer!

Entry of Jun 30, 2007 at 22:00 [EST]
From:Fred Jaffe - jaffefregorjaf@aol.com

Fred Jaffe writes: I sent E-mails of this update of my new life here in Summit County, Colorado, but for those for whom I don't have addresses for: It's beautiful here, but very dry, and it's allergy season, and it's killing me. (I think it may also partly be the girl I'm living with's cat, making it even worse, but there are lots of advantages for me to stay living here, so I'll stick it out and see how it goes.) The other problem was the altitude, but I think I solved that problem yesterday by taking one of the longer, more strenuous, and higher hikes in the area, peaking at around 13,000 feet, with a gain of 3,000 feet. It was quite a workout. The last part is a boulder field, which I thought you had to kind of scramble across, but when I got there I found you have to climb it. Then, just when you think you're done, you find you have to climb another one, and still have to hike uphill to reach the summit! It was four hours up, two hours down, and I started later than I should have, so for a while I thought I was going to get stuck in the woods at the bottom section when night fell. Luckily it took a lot less time to get down, so I made it out of the woods just before dusk. That was a little hairy, and hard, but fun. I'll be doing other hikes, and hopefully some mountain biking on my one day off--Friday--while working the other four weekdays at the 7-11 in Breckenridge, and the Subway where I live, in Frisco, on the weekends. I should be switched to the nearby Frisco 7-11 in a few weeks when the owner of it takes over the Breckenridge one and franchises it. The girl I'm renting from knows him well and put in a good word for me to get switched, and it makes sense for him to switch me anyway, living a few minutes walk away. It's a 25 minute bus ride to Breckenridge. I'm saving up to hopefully go to Thailand in the fall (although I'm not sure about that, because if my jobs are working out well, I might keep one or both, and wouldn't be able to take time off), and for the ski season.

Entry of Aug 25, 2007 at 17:29 [EST]
From:Barbara Hollander - mnd1354@yahoo.com

Barbara Hollander writes: How I wish I could go back in-time!!!! The best summer memories were all right here --- I always think of my special friend who I never had a chance to say good-bye to, and Mike Crames was my special summer friend. I hope everyones lives are filled with happiness just like when we were young and innocent.

Entry of Sep 17, 2007 at 08:08 [EST]
From:Ellen Bochner - ellenbochner@yahoo.com

Ellen Bochner writes: Wishing everyone a happy, healthy new year!

Entry of Oct 22, 2007 at 09:36 [EST]
From:Shoshana (yes, my name is the camp) - srose@earthlink.net

Shoshana (yes, my name is the camp) writes: I dont have any, I just ran across vthis site while searching for my name on google

Entry of Oct 28, 2007 at 07:01 [EST]
From:susan neumann janowitz - gardengirlsusan@yahoo.com

susan neumann janowitz writes: i was at tel-aviv bungalow colony from 1965-1973 and then lebanon country club from 1974-1976. some of the people then went to rosmarin's and even go there today. recently a google group has been started and i just wanted to let people know. we remember those newcomb games,baseball games,track meets and the swim meets. the swim meets were held at camp shoshana. anybody who would like to share the memories please feel welcomed to join.please e-mail me if you have trouble finding the site. lebanon-country-club-and-highland-mills@googlegroups.com hope to chat with all of you .

Entry of Oct 28, 2007 at 11:45 [EST]
From:cindy golden taublib - ctaublib@yahoo.com

cindy golden taublib writes: I remember wonderful times in Jeff Weiss's old beat up car with Steve Reisig, Mindy Hecht and Howie Kole. "It was the best of times"! I just found this website and was thrilled to see our old staff picture. I remember playing a nun in the Sound of Music, going for hikes and having pool duty. Are any of my old friends out there??

Entry of Nov 06, 2007 at 12:49 [EST]
From:Ira Hofher - romimoo@aol.com

Ira Hofher writes: Hello to everyone....It has been awhile since I have made any comments here, but when I visited the Guestbook today I saw an entry from a woman named Susan Janowitz, dated Oct. 28th, in which she spoke of visiting our site, and also that she was a former camper from Tel Aviv and Lebanon (see,above). I sent her an email asking her about someone I remembered from Tel Aviv and this was her response: hi ira, thanks for writing., actually i remember K K very well.,.her younger brother was J..i will be turning 50..but i also have 2 older sisters. in matter of fact chatting on the Highland mills site (which you can feel free to join) the girls spoke about the newcomb games.. shoshana girls were known as the "shoshana amazons" for nobody could defeat them.. on checking your site. i got reconnected with debbie oberlander.,. though i think she went to shoshana after you left..like you said they are really great memories..somebody even just put up a 1968 staff photo of lebanon.,, you might recognize some of them keep the memories coming........... Now I knew we were pretty good at newcomb, but the Shoshana Amazons?? Harry would have loved the winning scores, but he would have been sure to counsel the girls on their technique! I hope this finds everyone in good health (Freddie: Be Careful in the mountains and in Thailand, you're not a "Senior II" anymore) and I send my fondest regards to Sue.

Entry of Dec 06, 2007 at 17:36 [EST]
From:Ben Zion (Benzy) kogen - famkogen@aol.com

Ben Zion (Benzy) kogen writes: I can't believe that I'm actually writing to a guestbook page for Camp Shoshana. It's been such a long time since I even attended. Summers of 1963 and 1964 were my times -- along with my brother Noam Kogen. So, how did I find this page? Through a "goodsearch" on my name! Technology is amazing. For two summers, I got on the bus at Garland Trail in the Glenwood HIlls subdivision of Mountain Lodge Park ... we went down one hill, and up another into Highland Mills and through the gates of Camp Shoshana. ... and what great days they were! I remember Ira Hofher, Norman Bodenstein, Howie Mandel, Sue Lieberman, Big Irv (who made me overcome my fear of swimming by heaving me into the pool), and of course Harry and Sue. I'm living in the Los Angeles area and serving as a Federation Executive Director. Married with three great kids -- ages 25-18. The oldest is married (who believes that I have a married child). Not much more to report. Where is everyone else? Benzy Kogen famkogen@aol.com

Entry of Dec 23, 2007 at 16:44 [EST]
From:Shari Pachman - shari629@aol.com

Shari Pachman writes: I am so happy to have just discovered this website. I loved Camp Shoshana. Sue and Harry always made me and every camper feel important. Harry always teased me and called me Parry Schackman instead of Shari Pachman and I thought that was the funniest thing! It was a place where you felt comfortable, and happy. Somehow Sue and Harry knew the right things to do before all the books came out telling educators exactly what the "correct things to do are."

Entry of Jan 02, 2008 at 19:34 [EST]
From:ira hofher - romimoo@aol.com

ira hofher writes: Well, it is 2008-some 46 years (believe it or not) since I first came to Shoshana. It was real special to hear from Benzy. So you are out on the left coast, huh? Well, I never made it west of the George Washington Bridge. And Shari...I remember you as a cute little girl. I went to a wedding luncheon a few weeks ago and one of the guests was Dr. Gary Inwald (he was in my group in the Seniors and TA's). I am sure that some of you must remember his brothers Clark and Scott, if not Gary himself. Wishing everyone, especially Sue, Ellen and Andrew, a healthy and happy New Year.

Entry of Feb 13, 2008 at 15:29 [EST]
From:llene Cherna Bellovin - icbellovin@gmail.com

llene Cherna Bellovin writes: We stayed at Paradise Park Bungalows. My brother Howard Cherna was the first of us kids to go to Camp Shoshana. When my cousin Alison and I were five they (our parents) tried to send us too. We lasted a week but went back for several summers after that.