Featuring adult professional actresses alongside the girls of Kol Neshama Summer 2010, the film (based on a Gershon Kranzler story) focuses on twenty-something Miriam, whose family recently perished in Europe and who has come to Brooklyn to start anew. Miriam escapes her job at a miserable sweatshop to be the new music and drama counselor at Camp Zimra, a summer camp in the Catskills during the 1950s, where pampered city girls come to experience Yiddishkeit. Miriam’s quiet, broken spirit at first seems like a mismatch, but her music and stories from a lost world persevere.
Based on the popular young-adult novel A Light for Greytowers, this Jewish “A Little Princess” story follows Miriam Aronowitch from Czarist Russia to Victorian England where she and her mother, Anya, have taken refuge from the Cossack pogroms. When Anya becomes critically ill, however, twelve-year-old Miriam finds herself abandoned in an English orphanage—appropriately named Greytowers—and at the mercy of its cruel matron, Miss Agatha Grimshaw. Only the strength of her faith, imbued in her by her beloved mother, enables her to withstand the torments and bleakness of Greytowers and to rekindle the light of Judaism in the hearts of her young companions.
Join the girls of Camp Bnos Yisrael as they experience the joy and drama of summer camp. Meet Bracha Belsky and discover the importance of a positive attitude or Batsheva Greenbaum and tackle the awkwardness of fitting in. Learn about the pain of embarrassment as well as the greatness of true friendship. From hilarious confrontations with the great outdoors to the challenges of cliques and social pressure, each episode is packed with entertaining plots, important Torah life lessons and a lot of fantastic music!