Sunday, July 3rd

After a great Shabbat complete with spirited davening and loads of ruach, Bus H was excited to get another week started. In the morning the group made their way to Little Rock, AK where they visited Central High School. There they learned about the history of the desegregation movement in the United States and the importance of this school, the first racially integrated school in the country. The group then spent some time at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library where they learned more about the former President of the United States. In the afternoon they checked into their hotel and later they went out to ice skating.

Sunday, July 3rd

After a great Shabbat complete with spirited davening and loads of ruach, Bus E was excited to get another week started On Sunday the group set off for Toronto.  When they arrived, they visited the Ontario Science Center. There they saw a live CSI: Crime Scene show where they learned about Crime Scene Investigation science and then had time to explore the exhibits around the complex. Later on they went to a local synagogue for dinner. Afterwards the group had a fun evening games program and went to their host homes for a good night’s sleep.

Sunday, July 3rd

This morning Bus D left Billings headed for Yellowstone. On the way, the group stopped off at an outlook in the mountains and played in the snow! For almost everyone on the bus, this was their first time seeing snow in July. When they arrived at the park the group went to look out point to see the majestic views. The group then had a BBQ dinner and an evening program. The wheelniks are very excited for tomorrow when they will get a chance to take in the park.

Sunday, July 3rd

This morning Bus C davened a special shacharit for Rosh Chosdesh. The group then began the ride to Sioux Falls. On the way they stopped at the SPAM Museum in Austin, MN. At the museum they learned about the role SPAM played in WWII and also got to view the 4,752 cans of SPAM that are present inside the museum. Afterwards, the group ate lunch outdoors (no SPAM included!). When they arrived, they headed over to a local Laundromat to do some laundry. For some of the wheelniks this was their first time washing their own clothes and the staff and other wheelniks made sure to help them separate the colors from the whites. Afterwards everything was neatly folded they had dinner and then finished the day with an evening program.

Sunday, July 3rd

Today the wheelniks made their way to Atlanta. Once in the city, Bus A visited the World of Coca Cola where they learned how the beverage is made and got the chance to taste various flavors and Coca Cola products from around the world. Later, the group headed underground and had free time to explore the shopping area of Underground Atlanta. In the evening, they checked into their hotel, had dinner and then played a get-to-know-your-staff game.

Friday, July 1st

This morning Bus A joined their host congregation for shacharit. After saying thank you, they boarded the bus for Charlotte. On the way, the group watched the movie Freedom Writers. When they arrived they went shopping for various treats for the weekend. After picking up some things for their SpongeBob themed Shabbat, Bus A checked into their hotel, got a quick rest, cleaned up and came together dressed in their finest clothes for their first Shabbat together. Shabbat Shalom!

Sunday, July 3rd

After a great Shabbat together, the group headed to the Golan Heights. They began with a three hours hike at the beautiful canyon of the Jilabun. From there they headed to Kibbutz El Rom 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 went to an overlook from Har Bental where they learned about the importance of the Golan Heights for Israel. This evening they enjoyed a swim and BBQ back at Kibbutz Hannaton.

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