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!

Thursday, August 4th

Today Bus H left Minneapolis headed for Chicago. On the way they stopped in the Wisconsin Dells where they went on a duck tour which took them on land and through the water in a vehicle that is both a truck and boat. On the continuation of their trip they watched the movie “The Pursuit of Happyness.” When they arrived they finished the day with a round of whirlyball, a game that combine lacrosse, basketball and bumper cars!

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