July 17, 2012

Bus E had a wonderful day in the Carolinas today. They started off with an energetic Choreography Shaharit, where the Wheelniks were moving and shaking! Following this, the bus headed over to Myrtle Beach for some fun, sun, and lunch. At the end of the day, the group headed to Magiquest, a live action, magical amusement park. To cap off their day, the group will head to a local synagogue for dinner!

July 17, 2012

Group 8 left Eilat this morning and headed to the Alpaca Ranch, Ranch which is the only farm in the world where over 400 exotic alpacas and llamas are raised and where the entire process of growing and spinning their fur can be observed. Then they got to go rappelling down the side of a mountain; everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience! In the evening their desert experience began: they learned how to prepare their own dinner, they went on an evening hike and had a pleasant night star gazing program.

July 17, 2012

Group 5 left Eilat this morning and headed to Kibbutz Ketura. Once there, they got the opportunity to learn about what it means to be on a kibbutz, took a tour of the area, learned about the various industries and initiatives that were formed on the kibbutz and more! They participated in a mock kibbutz trial game in order to gain a better understanding of how a kibbutz functions: the different dilemmas that arise and how to function as a unit, as a family. Then they had lunch followed by a nice dip in the pool in the kibbutz. In the evening their desert experience began: they cooperated, much like in a kibbutz, in order to make their own dinner, they went on an evening hike and had a pleasant night star gazing program.

July 17, 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 vegetables which will be transported to organizations serving those in need. After having lunch, they went to learn about the center for seeing-eye dogs. Then they returned to base learning from Danny Siegel about other mitzvah heroes as well as other volunteer opportunities in their home communities. In the evening, following dinner, the group watched “A hero in Heaven,”a short film documentary has been produced to honor the memory of Michael Levin (z”l); Michael Levin was a lone Israeli soldier who emigrated from the United States and was killed in combat in 2006. The group then had a chance to discuss the film.

July 17, 2012

Group 3 started their day continuing their volunteer projects; they painted railings and made benches. Then they got to enjoy a pleasant swim at the Kinneret. They had lunch at blue beach and had a blast riding on the donkeys at Kfar Kedem. Then they will back to their base in order to have dinner and then enjoy some free time in Tveria!

July 17, 2012

Group 2 started their day at Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Their next stop was Mount Herzl, which serves not only as the Israel Defense Forces’ official military cemetery but also as the burial site for prominent Zionists, Israeli politicians and those figures who greatly influenced the development of the state. They stopped at the graves of Herzl, Yoni Netanyahu and Michael Levin, among others. After returning to base and enjoying dinner, they heard from Neil Lazarus who talked to everyone about the Arab-Israeli conflict.

July 17, 2012

Today the group had an exciting and fun day in Eilat! First they went to the underwater observatory in the aquarium where they saw sharks, tortoises and an assortment of fish. They had a delicious lunch in the Hallelujah restaurant followed by a little time to relax. Then they had the exciting opportunity to snorkel and observe the sea landscape in the Red Sea (which is in fact blue). After, they returned to base to get ready for an evening out on the tayelet.

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