July 19, 2012

Group 8 left Arad this morning and headed to Tel Maresha for an awesome archeological dig! Someone even found a bowl from hundreds of years ago still fully intact! They also engaged in an interesting dialogue about Israel’s history. Then they went spelunking, which is the exploration of caves, in ancient tunnels. They arrived at Beit Guvrin, ate lunch and went swimming. After, they made their way back to Jerusalem where they had some time to rest and have a BBQ dinner before going to the lapid event. This event takes place in Modiin, organized by the Jewish Agency. Together with 1500 youth from Israel and the Jewish communities around the world,  they celebrated the 152nd anniversary of Herzl and enjoyed a performance by various Israeli musicians and dancers such as Tararam. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

July 19, 2012

Group 2 started their morning at Independence Hall, where David Ben Gurion declared Israel an independent country. Then they drove south and stopped at Kibbutz Saad. They swam in the pool, got to ride a tractor and went on a tour of the kibbutz. Their next stop was Mitzpe Ramon where they got to go rappelling down the side of a mountain; everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience! In the evening they started their desert experience. They cooperated with one another to make their own dinner, went on an evening hike and had a pleasant night star gazing program.

July 19, 2012

The group spent their day learning about Mitzvah and Tikun Olam work with mitzvah hero, Danny Siegel. They began their day at Leket, an organization that donates food to families and food banks around Israel. Everyone had the opportunity to pick tomatoes which will be transported to organizations serving those in need. After having lunch, they went to Sderot to help at a therapeutic center for children at risk. They helped paint the center and clean up the yard. Then they returned to base to have a closing session led by Danny Siegel, who discussed the other mitzvah heroes and other volunteer opportunities in their home communities. In the evening, following dinner, the group headed to the Lapid event. This event takes place in Modiin, organized by the Jewish Agency. Together with 1500 youth from Israel and the Jewish communities around the world,  they celebrated the 152nd anniversary of Herzl and enjoyed a performance by various Israeli musicians and dancers such as Tararam. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

July 18, 2012

This morning Bus C davened a lively Shaharit with Rabbi Dave Levy, the new director of teen learning for USCJ! The group spent most of the day at Universal Studios theme park enjoying all of the movie themed rides, shops and shows. Afterwards the wheelniks had free time and dinner on always entertaining Pico Boulevard. The group then returned to their hotel for an exciting evening program.

July 18, 2012

This morning Bus A started off their day with a rip-roaring Shaharit service that got everyone in the mood for an awesome day! The group spent most of the day at Universal Studios theme park enjoying all of the movie themed rides, shops and shows. From there, the group headed to Hollywood Boulevard where got a chance to bask in the pop-culture of Los Angeles! Afterwards the Wheelniks will have free time and dinner on the always entertaining Pico Boulevard. The group will then return to their hotel for an exciting evening program

July 18, 2012

This morning Bus B started off their day with a rip-roaring Shaharit service where they were joined by USY Summer Program Director, Aviva Tilles! The group spent most of the day at Universal Studios theme park enjoying all of the movie themed rides, shops and shows. From there, the group headed to Hollywood Boulevard where got a chance to bask in the pop-culture of Los Angeles! Afterwards the Wheelniks will have free time and dinner on the always entertaining Pico Boulevard. The group will then return to their hotel for an exciting evening program

July 18, 2012

After ending their previous night on an emotional high because they had the option of seeing the new Spiderman or Ice Age movies, Bus E headed out today ready to check out Virginia! After a long drive, they stopped and explored Colonial Williamsburg, where they got a chance to see some amazing costumes and scenes from America of yesteryear. Later this evening, they will head back to their hotel for a fun evening program and some free time.

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