Sunday, August 7th

After a fantastic Shabbat with a beautiful havdallah service and a fun Saturday evening activity, Bus H began their final week together. Today, Bus H visited the Ark food pantry where they donated the remainder of their snacks and food which will later be given to the hungry throughout Chicago. Afterwards the group had free time at Navy Pier, checked out the area and its shops, and to hung out on Lake Michigan. In the evening they had their group banquet, got their group t-shirts, gave out awards and wrote letters to all their fellow bus mates. The group then stayed up late to hang out with one another on their final evening together.

Sunday, August 7th

After a great final Shabbat, Bus C drove from North Carolina to Washington DC. On the ride the wheelniks watched the movie Mean Girls. When they got to DC they went to see the White House and viewed it from both the north and south lawns. The wheelniks then stopped at a local synagogue for a pizza dinner and free time. Later, they played a game of basketball and then went to their host homes for the evening.

Sunday, August 7th

After a wonderful Shabbat together, filled with joy and ruach, the group started their day at Yad Lekashish, a non-profit based in Jerusalem that provides employment and social services to over 300 elderly artisans. They then planted trees in Yaar Aminadav and each USYer dedicated their tree to someone special in their lives. This afternoon they visited the Gilad Shalit tent, and then had time to do their last minute shopping on Ben Yehuda. They headed back to the Fuchsberg center to pack and prepare for their final banquet dinner. This evening the group came together to share memories of everything they have done and accomplished on their incredible journey this past summer. They then loaded the bus and left for the airport. We know that Group 8 had an amazing summer and we look forward to seeing them in Israel again soon!

Friday, August 5th

Today Bus H spent the day in Chicago. This morning they visited the Museum of Science and Industry and checked out the interactive exhibits. Afterwards the group had free time in Millennium Park and hung out by Lake Michigan. Later on the group began to prepare for their final Shabbat together. The wheelniks are looking forward to one more Shabbat filled with the enthusiasm, ruach and friendship they have shared these past few weeks. Shabbat Shalom!

Friday, August 5th

Today Bus C hit the road for Charlotte. On the way they got together in groups for their weeky parashah study. Later on the group began to prepare for their final Shabbat together. This week the group has chosen “Bus C 2011” as their Shabbat theme. The wheelniks are looking forward to one more Shabbat filled with the enthusiasm, ruach and friendship they have shared these past few weeks. Shabbat Shalom!

Friday, August 5th

Today Bus A drove to Chicago, IL. On the ride the wheelniks watched the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and when the group arrived in the windy city they began to prepare for their final Shabbat together. The wheelniks are looking forward to one more Shabbat filled with the enthusiasm, ruach and friendship they have shared these past few weeks. Shabbat Shalom!

Friday, August 5th

This morning the group davened shaharit at a very special site – The Robinsons Arch, a part of the wall which surrounded the Temple mountain 2000 years ago. They spend time in the Jewish Quarter in the Old City and visited the Kotel, the Western Wall.  Later, the group continued to Ben Yehuda and to Mahane Yehuda open market to buy goodies for Shabbat. After lunch they headed back to their home in Jerusalem, the Fuchsberg center, to prepare for their final Shabbat together. They are excited spending their last Shabbat in Jerusalem.  Shabbat Shalom!

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