Welcome to Camp Shalom, a Jewish sleepaway camp that offers adventure and friendship! But when mysterious events start occurring, the campers will need to use their brains and work together – with some occasional sneaking around – to figure out what’s really going on.
Maya can’t deny that she’s nervous on the first day at Camp Shalom. She’s never been to sleepaway camp before, she doesn’t like insects and heat, and worst of all, she’s afraid of swimming after an upsetting experience back at home. Maya feels a lot better about Camp Shalom after meeting friendly Dani, but she’s not so sure about bossy Yael.
When someone steals the silver kiddush cup and two candlesticks that their cabin needs to lead Shabbat, Maya and Dani do some sleuthing. They’re no closer to catching the thief when Dani discovers that she is being accused. Now Maya really has to find out who sabotaged Shabbat-or her best friend will be sent home from camp. Meanwhile, she still has to pass the camp swimming test or she won’t be able to go on the sleepover to Snake Island. Maya has a busy summer ahead, but with Dani’s help-and maybe even Yael’s-she will find out that honesty and the support of her friends can solve any problem.
“Shabbat Sabotage is an engaging mystery about the achievements of girls through friendship, teamwork, and support.” —Foreward Reviews
“Shabbat Sabotage, an engaging fun sleepaway camp mystery, will resonate with anyone who has been a ‘reluctant’ camper.” — Association of Jewish Libraries
“This is one of the most uplifting Jewish camp books I’ve ever read!” — The Sydney Taylor Shmooze