After the last bite of Turkey was consumed and all the delicious apple and pumpkin pies were gone, Perlman alumni were revving up for the annual Thanksgiving reunion at the Allie Way. Although we were all quite far away from Starlight, Pennsylvania the energy of camp camaraderie was nostalgic and ever present as camp friends embraced each other with hugs and gathered together, laughing and sharing camp memories, feeling as if we were back in camp again.

The evening was a success in many ways. Attendance was high and spirits were even higher. In total, the event raised over $1,400.00 for the Alumni Scholarship Fund. In typical Perlman Camper behavior, all in attendance brought these funds in with excitement and ‘ruach’ <spirit>. With years of practice at Girls Sing and Color War fight songs, the night was filled with skillful renditions of karaoke tunes, leaving no one without a song to sing.

As the night came closer to an end, attendees listened eagerly for their number to be called in a highly anticipated raffle that had prizes ranging from Perlman swag to hotel stays in NYC and even jewelry hand made by a Perlman alumni! A good time was truly had by all, looking ahead until the next time we are all together again.

Shira Burstein is a Perlman Alumni currently living in New York City. Shira is a psychotherapist in private practice, and you can find her at

Thanksgiving Reunion at The Allie Way