Here are some final photos! From Amanda’s surprise birthday party last night, shuk haCarmel in Tel Aviv, Independence Hall, and closing activities…it’s been an amazing trip.
Today’s blog entry is from Amanda and Lia: After davening and eating breakfast in the Ruth Daniel residence hotel, we boarded our bus and drove to the Jaffa institute – a non profit organization working to feed and educate the nearly 25% of Israeli citizens that are impoverished. There we learned about the institute and packaged food to be delivered to families in need. From the Jaffa institute, we drove to Orchard of Abraham – a family run school for children ages two through six. Orchard of Abraham is owned by a couple consisting of a Jew and a Muslim... Read More
Today began with volunteering in a food bank followed by a visit to shuk hapishpishim, a great flea market in Tel Aviv/Yafo. Students saw a show at Na La’ga’at — a theater experience created by people who are deaf and/or blind. Then they hung out on the beach and relaxed, enjoying their last full day in Israel.
Here are some great videos! The party boat videos are from Saturday night. The Independence Day flyover video is from Tuesday. There are also videos of Yom haAtzmaut singing and tefila on the beach. Enjoy!
Here are more photos from Erev Yom haAtzmaut in Tel Aviv, tefila and Yom haAtzmaut celebrations on the beach, and last night’s night out at the movies!
From Sam and Dan: Our Yom ha’Atzmaut celebration began yesterday at Rabin Square. We paraded through the streets spraying each other with silly string and foam. The next morning we went to the beach in Tel Aviv and practiced martial arts by the sea. After the martial arts session, we had some free time at the beach. We also watched the IDF air show. Afterwards we went to the park and had a barbecue lunch. We played a little bit at the park before returning to the hotel, getting ready to go watch Beauty and the Beast.
Here are photos of the kids enjoying themselves on the beach in Caesaria and having an amazing Erev Yom haAtzmaut in Tel Aviv.
Here are Orly and Eli’s thoughts on the day: Hello from Israel! We woke up at 6:30 this morning and said goodbye to our beautiful hotel after breakfast and tefila. Then we headed to the bus and drove to ימין אורד, a boarding school for teenagers who are orphans, poor, or new immigrants. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by one of the leaders of the school and he talked to us about how the institution is run and its ideals and beliefs. Afterwards, we were taken to the gym for a Yom haZikaron assembly, which was led by the... Read More
Here are a few more pictures from yesterday of a traditional Druze lunch and some rafting in the Jordan:
Here is today’s blog from Sophia and Leo: We woke up to a loud knock on the door. Our eyes still half shut, at around 6:40am, we got up and started to get ready for our day. We ate breakfast and headed straight to the bus and arrived to the Golan Heights. Slowly, we made our way through the rough terrain overcoming many obstacles at Nachal Jilabun. At the end of the hike, we reached a gorgeous waterfall and admired the view. We hopped back on the bus and made it to Har Ben Tal, where we saw the Syrian... Read More