Sunday, July 31st

Today Group 7 explored “New Jerusalem.” They first went to the Armon Hanatziv promenade which overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem and offers beautiful views of the city. They then visited the Ammunition Hill, walking through the trenches that used to be part of a Jordanian bunker that was the center of battle in 1967. Later, the group did some last minute shopping time at Shuk Machaneh Yehuda. They then headed back to the Fuchsberg center to pack and prepare for their banquet dinner and final programs. In the evening, the group came together to hang out and share memories of everything they have done and accomplished on their incredible journey this past summer.

Sunday, July 31st

The group had a lovely Shabbat together and as soon as they finished a spirited Havdalah, they packed and changed for their final group banquet. During the banquet, they gave out awards, received special gifts from the staff and the group gave presents to the staff as well. They received their group t-shirts and group photo and then spent their last few hours together sharing memories and reflecting on their awesome journey together. They then loaded the buses and left for the airport. We know that Group 6 had an amazing summer and we look forward to seeing them in Israel again soon!

Sunday, July 31st

The group began their day with a visit to Yad Lakashish, Lifeline for the Old. Yad LaKashish provides a creative work environment and invaluable support services, giving the elderly a sense of purpose and community as well as financial assistance. They then had time for some last minute shopping on Ben Yehuda St. and at the Machane Yehuda Shuk. This afternoon they walked to the Western Wall for the last time this trip and davened Mincha there. They headed back to the Fuchsberg center to pack and prepare for their banquet dinner and final programs, during which the group came together to hang out and share memories of everything they have done and accomplished on their incredible journey this past summer.

Sunday, July 31st

Today Group 2 explored “New Jerusalem.” They first went to the Armon Hanatziv promenade which overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem and offers beautiful views in all directions. They then visited the Ammunition Hill, walking through the trenches that were part of a Jordanian bunker that was the center of battle in 1967. This afternoon they visited the Gilad Shalit tent, and had time to do their last minute shopping on Ben Yehuda. They headed back to the Fuchsberg center to pack and prepare for their banquet dinner and final programs. In the evening the group came together to share memories of everything they have done and accomplished on their incredible journey this past summer.

Friday, July 29th

Today, Bus H drove to Billings, Montana. On their travels they stopped to volunteer at a local center for at risk youth. There they played games with the students and helped with some landscaping. Afterwards the group went through their normal pre-shabbat routine and finished preparations for their “Wild Wild West” themed Shabbat. Shabbat Shalom!

Friday, July 29th

Today Bus D drove to Charlotte. On the way the wheelniks began to prepare for their closing banquet. Later, the wheelniks had a tikkun olam program and raised some money for charity. Afterwards the group went through their normal pre-shabbat routine and finished preparations for their “Bus-D-opoly” themed Shabbat. Shabbat Shalom!

Friday, July 29th

Today Bus C drove to Oklahoma City. On the way the group learned about this week’s torah portion. When they got into Oklahoma City, the group visited the Oklahoma City bombing memorial. There they saw the incredible memorial that is dedicated to all those who lost their lives on April 19, 1995, at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Afterwards the group went through their normal pre-shabbat routine and finished preparations for their “Cowboy” themed Shabbat. Shabbat Shalom!

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