Thursday, July 21st

This morning Bus C enjoyed a late wake up. After breakfast the group made the drive north to Anaheim. On they way they watched the film Angels in the Outfield and then went out to the ballpark to see the Angels take on the Texas Rangers. After celebrating an Angels victory, the wheelniks dove back to LA and had dinner at an Israeli restaurant on Pico boulevard. In the evening the wheelniks had free time to explore the boardwalk at Santa Monica Pier.

Thursday, July 21st

This morning Bus A davened and then loaded the bus with supplies they will need for the remainder of the summer. The group then visited the Skirball center where they saw exhibits about jewish magicians including Harry Houdini. Bus A then had free time at the beach before heading back to another restaurant on Pico for dinner. In the evening the wheelniks had free time to explore the boardwalk at Santa Monica Pier.

Wednesday, July 20th

On Wednesday Bus G continued their adventure in Alaska. In the morning they went on a trust walk and had a meditation shacharit. The group then went on a nature walk around the Denali educational center. Later they went on an 8-hour Tundra Wilderness tour where they saw the lovely landscape as well as grizzly bears, moose, porcupines, caribou and grey wolves. The tour was unlike anything else a wheels bus has ever experienced! The group is enjoying their time in Alaska immensely.

Thursday, July 21st

This morning the group drove to Jerusalem from Arad. Once in Jerusalem, they visited Yad Vashem, the national holocaust museum, and after lunch they visited Mount Herzl where they visited the graves of the founders of Zionism, Yitzchak Rabin, Hannah Senesh, and Michael Levin z”l, a Nativ and Camp Ramah alum who fell in battle during the War in Lebanon in 2006. Then headed back to the Fuchsberg center for a BBQ, a lecture with Neil Lazarus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Finally, the group finished the day with stand-up comedy show with Joel Chasnoff.

Thursday, July 21st

The group began their day with a fun water hike of the Madrase, one of the streams which flows to the Kinneret. Then they headed to Kibbutz El Rom and visited the “Oz 77” monument on the very battlefield where the tanks clashed in 1973. There they viewed a short film about the heroic Oz 77 Tank Brigade which fought against overwhelming odds to successfully defend the Golan during the Yom Kippur War. This afternoon they had an overlook from Har Bental where they learned about the importance of the Golan Heights for Israel. Group 7 then headed to Tveria where they ate dinner and had free time to shop and walk around before returning to Kibbutz Hannaton.

Thursday, July 21st

Today the group began their day at sunrise in the desert. They davened Shacharit separately, each finding their own space among the sand dunes and rocks. Later they learned to navigate their way through the desert. Once they concluded their Desert experience, they drove back to Jerusalem. The kids had some free time to rest and this evening they had a BBQ for dinner followed by a stand-up comedy show with Joel Chasnoff.

 

 

Thursday, July 21st

Today, the group learned about “New Jerusalem,” which basically traces the line that was Israel’s border with Jordan before 1967. They first went to the Ramat Rachel promenade. They visited Ammunition Hill, walking through the trenches that used to be part of a Jordanian bunker that was the center of battle in 1967. After lunch they drove to Mount Herzl where they visited the graves of the founders of Zionism, Yitzchak Rabin, Hannah Senesh, and Michael Levin z”l, a Nativ and Camp Ramah alum who fell in battle during the War in Lebanon in 2006. They met educators from Boston area and shared their experiences with them. They then headed back to the Fuchsberg center for a BBQ and a stand-up comedy show with Joel Chasnoff.

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