Friday, July 22nd

The group walked to the Jewish Quarter in the Old City. They ended up at the Kotel, the Western Wall. After lunch the group continued to Ben Yehuda and to Mahane Yehuda open market to buy goodies for Shabbat. They then headed back to the Fuchsberg center to prepare things for their final Shabbat together. They will be spending Shabbat with groups 1, 6 and 8. Tomorrow they will spend their last Shabbat resting, learning Pirkei Avot, and hanging out. Motzai Shabbat they will have their final banquette before leaving to the airport. Shabbat Shalom!

Friday, July 22nd

This morning the group drove down south. Their first stop was the Ein Gedi springs, where they had a nice hike to waterfalls. After lunch they headed to the Dead Sea where they had time to swim and float. They then drove to the youth hostel at Masada, where they will be spending Shabbat. They prepared decorations, learned new songs in preparation for Shabbat. They are excited to have a day for rest and relaxation. Tomorrow they will spend the day resting, learning Pirkei Avot, enjoying group activities and hanging out at the swimming pool.  Shabbat Shalom!

Friday, July 22nd

Today the group spent their morning in the mystical city of Tzfat. Among the many people who came from Tzfat are the prominent kabbalists, Isaac Luria and Moshe Kordovero. Besides the kabbalists, Tzfat also attracted numerous other Jewish scholars and spiritualists, including Joseph Caro, the author of the Shulchan Aruch and Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz, composer of the shabbat hymn Lecha Dodi. The group had a tour of the city, synagogues, and had an opportunity to go shopping at the famous candle factory. Then they returned to Hannaton to prepare for Shabbat. The group will be spending Shabbat with group 7. They are excited to have a day for rest and relaxation. Shabbat Shalom!

Friday, July 22nd

This morning the group had a group activity at the Fuchsberg center prepared by their staff and then walked to the Jewish Quarter in the Old City. They ended up at the Kotel, the Western Wall. After lunch the group continued to Ben Yehuda St. and to Mahane Yehuda open market to buy goodies for Shabbat. They headed back to their home in Jerusalem, the Fuchsberg center, to prepare things for their final Shabbat together. They will be spending Shabbat with groups 4, 6 and 8. Tomorrow they will spend the day in Tfilot, resting, learning Pirkei Avot, and hanging out. Shabbat Shalom!

Thursday, July 21st

This morning Bus E had another great day. In the morning the wheelniks davened shacharit and several of the wheelniks met their tefillah goals by leading different parts of the service. The group then went to Richmond where they visited one of the branches of the Federal Reserve. There, they learned about the bank’s role and were each given a gift bag of $100…shredded! The group then went to their host shul where they were treated to an Israeli style dinner. Finally, they went to one of the congregant’s homes for a pool party.

Thursday, July 21st

Today Bus G left Denali and drove towards Fairbanks. On the ride they saw the Alaska Pipeline and learned about its history. Next, Bus G visited the Ice Museum where they saw ice sculptures and an ice carving show! The group then went on a river boat cruise which took them by some interesting sites and taught them more about Eskimo life and survival in the Alaskan wilderness. Finally, the group arrived at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and then went out to do their laundry.

Thursday, July 21st

This morning Bus H hit the road early for the long drive to San Francisco. On the way they watched the film Freedom Writers and worked on their tefillah goals. The group then stopped off at the Jelly Belly jellybean factory where they got to try many samples and learned how the delicious candy is made. In the evening they checked into their hotel and had an evening program.

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